Teaching Methods for Dance Instructors

Class Description

A two-day, 12-hour dance technique teaching practicum for dance teachers. Topics include best practices for class structure, presentation, demonstration, cueing, counting in, methods for feedback, addressing learning styles, the psychology of teaching, adapting content for beginners, and working with a live musician.


Course Learning Objectives:


“Teaching Methods for Dance Instructors” is designed to

  1. Provide participants with theoretical discussions of best teaching practices
  2. Provide participants with opportunities to practice teaching strategies among peers
  3. Serve as professional development for dance technique teachers
  4. Provide a community of educators to network and share experiences


In this Workshop, participants will:

  1. Discuss dance teaching skills, strategies, theories
  2. Practice teaching and refining teaching skills and strategies to peers
  3. Observe and constructively critique peers practice-teaching
  4. Receive information about best practices in teaching dance technique
  5. Receive a Professional Development Certificate of Completion


Program Continuing Education


  • Summer: June 13th to 14th
    • Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Ages 18+

Discipline Dance

Price $400.00

Dress Requirements

Please wear clothes that are comfortable to move in.

Location: Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

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