It is with great pleasure I write about my amazing experience with Jolanta from Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education. I participated in the Dance in Education Workshop. This workshop experience broadened my perspective as an educator for dance and gave me a whole new view and approach for my dance program. Jolanta brought not only dance experience but passion and experience as a educator in Ontario schools as well. She incorporates her knowledge of dance and her many years of experience as a dancer and dance teacher as well as her experience in education in her workshop. The resources provided are flawless and full proof and allow for teachers to have a dependable resource they can rely on when teaching their dance program. The workshop gave examples and ideas for teaching the curriculum in class learning AS WELL AS on line which is very useful in our education today. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking for inspiration for their dance program or ideas and tips and tricks of ways to change things up! I would also suggest checking out the variety of other dance resources you can purchase for a variety of grades! They are very user friendly, provide assessment options and require minimal to no planning to put in place!
“Canada’s National Academy of Dance Resource Certification program left me with a greater knowledge to teach students appropriately in order to provide them with a better understanding of dance. Through pathways, jumps, and spins, the Creative Movement Inspirations course allows children to discover how to move their bodies freely through the space, combining text, and if you wish, the elements of dance. Jolanta is excellent at articulating the proper terms and guidelines you require to prepare and teach the course. The resources are thorough and provide a curriculum that teachers can apply within studio.”
“Last year, Jolanta planned and executed 2 after school workshops for classroom teachers and Teachers of the Arts. Each workshop was tailored to a specific division with skill and meticulous detail to ensure all participants left feeling enthusiastic and empowered to teach Dance and a better understanding of the Dance curriculum.”
“Jolanta (also) respects the standards of teaching and ethical practice in all that she does. Jolanta is committed to student and student learning at an academic level as well as a professional level.”
“Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education should be applauded for its promotion of dance and its ability to positively impact the lives of students. When teachers are taught strategies not only in dance technique but also in ways to reach all students, dance becomes an avenue for all students to learn and grow.”
“My staff and I really enjoyed your workshop! We had some great discussions and I loved the some of the new ideas that we talked about!
You inspired us to stick together and support one another even more than we do!”
“The presenters were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I recommend the CNADE workshops for those individuals looking to further their knowledge and become better educators.”
“Jolanta Oko from CNADE was enthusiastic and energetic, and spoke honestly and humorously about herself and her extensive experience in both the world of public education as well as the Dance world. Her workshop helps teachers understand how to develop and run a Dance program and her resources offer many helpful ideas for the classroom.”
“This workshop was incredible! I learned about effective ways to teach dance in the classroom according to the Ontario Curriculum and in a way that promotes creativity. As a teacher at an International Baccalaureate Candidate School, this fits right into our teaching model. I also was given ideas of how to lead dance classes virtually and in the school. So I left lessons that I can teach all year and build upon as well as the knowledge of proper dance assessments. I would 100 percent take another workshop.”
“Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education online workshop has been very inspiriting, and I’m feeling delighted to have been able to be a part of this! Exciting content and techniques for how to best teach dance with brilliant and inclusive results. It’s been delightful, presented well and great resources provided for educators. I’m really pleased to have done this professional development as a dance educator.
I would highly recommend it!”
Kids are changing, our world is changing…thus so must the way we approach dance pedagogy. Dance Teachers will learn important alignment and technique exercises, classroom management techniques and lesson planning. Your Dance Teachers will walk away, refreshed, inspired and motivated to make their dance classes the best they can be.
Owning a dance studio may be a dream come true, but behind the passion for Dance that we all share comes sometimes difficult decision making and problem solving. Whether you have questions about the business side of running a studio, or you have quesitons about the academic side, our workshops will push and challenge you to make the right decisions for the good of you, your staff and your students. We can unlock secrets to runing a successful business and analyze budgets, marketing strategies and your retirement plan. We can also discuss leadership, curriculum, school policies and procedures, the things that set your studio apart from the rest. We will challenge you to move beyond the love of dance, and have those difficult conversations with yourself about the current state and future of your business.
These ½ day and full-day workshops are geared towards Dancers ages 15-18 who are assisting or want to assist classes at their dance studio. Our workshops help assistants understand their roll in the Dance Class, while giving them the tools they need to be successful with this role of added responsibility. Each workshop covers classroom management techniques, corrections, professionalism and conduct.
*with purchase of 1 x curriculum-aligned classroom dance curriculum resource
What do teachers get out of it?
– 1 x 2-hour workshop with the Founder/Director of Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education, former Elementary School Teacher with a Masters Degree in Dance, Graduate of 2 professional ballet teacher training programs in Canada and the US
– 1 x curriculum-aligned Dance Resource that they can use in their classrooms
– a series of activities and lessons they can use online with their students, including assessments and way to accommodate and modify lessons for the virtual learning environment
– a question and answer period, where teachers have the opportunity to ask us anything and everything about dance education in the classroom
What do students get out of it?
– a thorough understanding of the creative process
– an opportunity to apply their knowledge of the creative process to other subject areas and problems
– another medium through which they can express themselves and communicate ideas and stories
– opportunities for growth as contributing members of society through innovative, creative and critical thinking
– collaboration and self-expression through movement
With our on-site and online workshops and consulting, we work together with you to meet the Professional Development needs of your teachers and consultants. We can customize workshops based division or grade while providing your teachers with tools, techniques, materials and lesson ideas. Your teachers will walk away with a better understanding of how Dance can be incorporated into their daily curriculum planning. They will better understand how to achieve curriculum expectations through engaging and inspiring dance activities with their students.
With our on-site and online consulting and advising, we work together with you to integrate dance as a subject into your curriculum. We can present strategies for incorporating Dance Education into your curriculum at the provincial, board or school level. We can advise based on division or grade while providing you with tools, techniques, materials and lesson ideas. School boards will be able to move in the direction of integrating and implementing a provisional or board-wide Dance curriculum.
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