Dancewave opens training session to the public
It’s back to school time, and that might also mean for a few of you grown-ups, too. If you have a background in dance and are interested in getting certified to become a dance instructor, Dancewave, a local non-profit dance center, is hosting an afternoon training session on September 29, 2016 through its arts in education program, D-Wave in Motion. Once the training is completed, participants will be included on D-Wave in Motion’s Teaching Artist Roster — this gives them the potential for a teaching residency in NYC public schools.
This is the first time Dancewave will open its exclusive arts education outreach program, Teaching Artist Training for D-Wave in Motion, to the public. Registrants do need that dance background or previous dance teaching experience (preferably at least two years) in order to successfully complete the residency. The training will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Dancewave, and will offer participants the opportunity to learn from the Dancewave Culture Model (DCM) of mentorship and youth development through dance. According to Dancewave, “[t]he training curriculum covers crucial resources for public school dance teachers including the NYC Blueprint for the Arts, New York State Learning Standards, specific classroom management techniques, and administrative skill- building.”
What makes Dancewave particularly special is that it brings together a diverse community of young people, using dance as a forum for meaningful and positive exchange through dance education and performance.
This most recent program is in line with Dancewave’s arts philosophy, which has been going strong over the past 20-plus years. Since Dancewave’s inception back in 1995 by Artistic and Executive Director Diane Jacobowitz, the non-profit has created programs “that are challenging and artistically substantial, and which address young people’s needs for individual achievement and group identity” in hopes of nurturing young people’s talent and training in the arts of movement.
To be a part of this month’s D-Wave in Motion, you can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line D-Wave Teacher Training and attach a current resume. There’s a $25 fee for registration.