"It’s unusual for us to place our internal teacher training on our public workshops section but we have had many requests from dance teachers in smaller scenes where they don’t have the support network that our team have. For this reason we have made this a public workshop where all are welcome. The workshop is aimed at dance teachers and will at times be Swing Patrol focused. If you think this maybe a good day for you and your team, pop us a note at [email protected]. Our target market is our own teaching team, dancers that are part of our succession planning programme for the future and anyone passionate about their teaching." - Scott Cupit
TEACHER TRAINING: BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY
With Scott Cupit
At Walter Sickert Community Centre, Canonbury Crescent, London N1 2FB, UK
Swing Patrol take teacher training seriously and have an incredible track record of producing an amazing community of dancers and teachers. While many training sessions happen on a needs must basis, this is the start of a more formalised programme, showcasing different guest teachers each time. This training is for our own teachers and team members who are part of our internal succession planning and anyone else who is passionate about delivering the best possible dance classes and building a sustainable, healthy scene. On Saturday 19th October, the training session will feature:
(read more here about Scott)
Scott has track record and builds a venue easily with his relaxed style of teaching, blending humour, hard work, goofiness and iron clad technique into his classes. With twenty years heading up Swing Patrol his knowledge of how to deliver a class and how to manage the variety of situations is vast. Scott has not just talked the talk and even in the smaller Brighton community, Scott has built a venue larger than any other across Swing Patrol. Come and find out how!
Stephanie & Peter Grange
(read more here about Steph & Pete)
Stephanie and Peter have managed the largest London dance class in London the last four years, with an average of 80 students a night. They offer a practical, hands on learning experience that will leave you will the tools to build and sustain a great community of dancers.
What you can expect:
Creating the Love Bubble (12:00PM – 1:00PM)
You only have an hour to deliver the perfect class, what will inspire people and ensure that they want to come back the following week? A discussion about the key ingredients towards improving your retention rate and helping to build your community from the word go.
The Perfect Storm (1:10PM – 2:10PM)
Why has this new person walked through the door and what are their expectations? What will make them rave about your class the next day? What type of environment and culture do you want to create as a teacher? A discussion about how to provide the best experience for students from the minute they walk in the door to the moment they leave.
The Break Down (2:15PM – 3:30PM)
How do you break down a basic in under 30-seconds? What material should you teach to what level? How important are your choices of music? Unpick the qualities of what makes a successful lesson feel good. Learn how to pitch, structure and break down material to various levels. *This will be a practical session so please wear something you are comfortable moving in*
Opportunist Ownership (3:45PM – 4:45PM)
Some teachers can build a class up to 50 (or more!) with ease. What’s the “x factor” that they have? What you focus on will blossom – making the most of the hidden opportunities all around you.
Communication – a two-way street (4:50PM – 5:30PM)
It’s more than just getting along… it’s about maximising all of the people on your team so that everyone is working together towards the same goal. Learn to have difficult conversations, manage prickly situations and get on with whats really important.
- Saturday 19 October - Saturday 19 October
- 12:00pm - 05:30pm
WhereWalter Sickert Community Centre, Canonbury Crescent, London N1 2FB, UK