All dancers, regardless of their age, experience or ability, should feel comfortable, safe, and be able to participate in classes and workshops without risk of injury.
Do you agree? Would you like to learn how to do that?
If you answered “Yes,” this course is for you!
Dancers and dance teachers, in this course you will learn how to create a safe and enjoyable dance practice, in the studio or at home. While we may not be able to control all aspects of our dance practice or circumstances, we can minimize damage and do our best to meet most dancers’ needs when it comes to dance safety and conditioning.
This course is a combination of written and video material comprised of the following:
- Elements of Dance Safety: environment, attire, warm-Up, body alignment & technique
- Three Complete Fast Warm-up Routines: 1)Beginner, 2)Multilevel, 3)Multilevel/Intermediate-Advanced
- Tips for Teachers
- Slow Warm-up Activities for All Levels
- A Candid Talk About Dancing with Injuries (discussion in comments)
- Best Practices for Muscle Engagement
- Conditioning & Floor Exercises for All Levels
- Final Stretches
Learn what every dancer needs to know for injury-free movement and beautiful belly dance expression!
A recent transplant to San Diego, CA, Katayoun Hutson is a master teacher, author and national presenter. She served the Washington, D.C. area as a respected leader in the performing arts community for two decades, earning a reputation among students and colleagues as a passionate and dedicated creative force. Founder of the Mosaique Collaborative (formerly Mosaique Center for Cultural Arts) in Sterling, VA, she specializes in Iranian and Arab dance traditions with approximately 400 hours of advanced and specialty training in Middle Eastern dance and music. An educator and dance instructor with over 8,000 teaching hours in the classroom and the studio, her methodology highlights the aesthetics of cultural dance with a body positive approach aimed for dancers of all ages and abilities.
Katayoun is author of “Oriental Dance Curriculum, A Complete Guide for the Belly Dance Teacher: Beginner to Multilevel,” which is the first globally-distributed curriculum guide for teaching belly dance. Trained through the University of Virginia Curry School of Education in curriculum, instruction, human development and learning theory, Katayoun merges her classroom experience as a school teacher and her leadership in the belly dance community to bring tried and true teaching methods to the belly dance classroom.
Katayoun shares her expertise in teaching, offering topics ranging from multilevel classes and class formats to curriculum and lesson planning. She also shares her knowledge and perspective of entrepreneurship as well as self-publishing.
StartBeginner Fast Warm-up (9:35)
StartDownload for Practice: Beginner Fast Warm-up (4:06)
StartMulti-level Fast Warm-up (9:46)
StartDownload for Practice Multi-level Fast Warm-up (4:43)
StartMulti-level/Intermediate-Advanced Fast Warm-up (7:13)
StartDownload for Practice: Multi-level Fast Warm-up 2 (3:38)
StartTips for Teachers (3:50)
StartSlow Warm-up (16:16)
StartFeet & Arm Positions (7:58)