How to Teach Dynamic Classes
Create Structure, Content & Pace for Beginner to Advanced Dancers
Whether you are a new or experienced belly dance teacher, this workshop aims to train you in how to meet the needs of students at every stage of their dance development.
Students at different levels of experience and ability have different needs and expectations. It is your job as the instructor to, not only meet those needs, but to anticipate them - within reason, of course. While everyone learns differently and has different motivations for taking belly dance classes, students share general needs and interests in common that arise typically at the same points along the dance journey.
In this workshop, you will learn about creating a class experience to meet student needs, interests and expectations at different levels of experience and ability. You will be guided in how to create the appropriate experience for beginner to advanced level instruction.
This detailed course aims to help you,
- Clarify and organize information
- Save you time on lesson-planning
- Improve student progress and retention
- Build your reputation as a skilled instructor
Check out the free previews below to learn more about this course.
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.