Our Instructor Intensive in August will feature the full Junior Curriculum. In two days of in-studio instruction, Lana, Shannon, and Andrii will take you through what a Junior class setting throughout the year might look like.
Some understanding of classical training is a must for all instructors who want to ensure regular improvement in the classes they teach. The Rodovid Curriculum combines the best of the Royal Academy of Dance and the Vaganova methods to reach those goals. In addition, we will provide tips to help with body awareness, learn the proper positions, basic steps, and exercises at the barre and in the centre.
Ukrainian academic dance is why Ukrainian dancers sign up for your class in the first place! Let us not only walk you through the best steps to teach at this level, but the best way to teach them using our step-by-step method. You'll learn how to breakdown steps so that you understand the mechanics and can then pass that on to your students. We'll also work on possible combinations that might be appropriate for this age group, with practical exercises that you will engage in as a teacher. Finally, terminology is something we as teachers don't always use properly. Let's fix that! We'll give you a list of the proper terms as well as any variations that may exist.
In a classroom-type setting, we'll discuss options/games to engage dancers in understanding different rhythms, improvisation, and acting. We'll discuss ideas for costuming, props and story-lines, regional characteristics, how to create a class for different levels of Junior, and building choreography.
Whether this is your first year teaching, or you've been at it for 20 years, the Rodovid Academy of Ukrainian Dance Curriculum 5-Year Certificate Program is an amazing resource to brush up on Ukrainian technique, remember why classical training is so important, understand how to break down Ukrainian academic steps and build combinations, and so much more.
All materials will be provided, including music, and video tutorials to follow along.
If you weren't able to join us last summer in person, take in our 2-day virtual workshop and get up to speed on the Beginner level of the Rodovid training curriculum in July (the Beginner Curriculum is a prerequisite to the Junior Curriculum).
Classes are a full-day affair, starting from 9am until 5pm. In keeping with all health regulations, the Instructor Intensive will be limited to 15 people for the in-studio option. Virtual participation is an option - please inquire if this might be the right option for you.
By regulation, we are unable to provide lunch or water - please ensure you have lunch, snacks, and water to last throughout the day.
Though this is not the same summer intensive we were hoping to provide, we are doing as much as we can to ensure it is still a great weekend of dance education, and we can't wait for you to join us!
Instructor Intensive + Dancer Workshop
Instructor Intensive + VIRTUAL Instructor Intensive
Are you still a dancer starting out on your teaching journey? Want to take part in both the Instructor Intensive + the Dancer Workshop in August? No problem! We'll take $125 off of your ticket when you register for both.
Did you miss out on the RAUD Beginner Curriculum Intensive last year? Before you can take part in the Junior level, you'll first need to take in the Beginner level. Let us get you up to speed in the VIRTUAL Instructor Intensive in July.