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New course for teaching dance to seniors

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Ausdance Vic has launched a new nationally recognized accredited course called Creative Aging through Dance.

The course is designed to train participants to safely teach dance and expressive movement to seniors. It has been carefully developed over four years and brings together the latest evidence-based research and practice in the fields of health, community and dance to train dance and allied health professionals to deliver with confidence. safe, engaging and life-enhancing expressive dance and movement programs. older Australians. The full program consists of four modules and can be completed as accredited or non-accredited training.

Module 1: An introduction to creative aging through dance is delivered entirely online and is now open for registration for Admission 1, starting March 15, at a low introductory cost: just $33 for Ausdance members and $55 for non-members.

This progressive learning program has been carefully developed over four years and brings together the latest evidence-based research and practice in the fields of health, community and dance to train dance and dance professionals. health to confidently deliver safe and engaging expressive dance and movement programs and improve the lives of older Australians. The full program consists of four modules and can be completed as accredited or non-accredited training.

“Move it or lose it! The message is clear. However, many people find it difficult to maintain their enthusiasm for the exercise they are doing. A growing body of research shows that dancing can provide much-needed motivation by mixing creativity , social interaction, artistic goals and physical activity, with the added bonus of very low attrition rates. But this is serious business. People’s health and safety will be in the hands of their teachers. It is important to ensuring Australian dance artists have the skills to work with our aging population – Katrina Rank, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Ausdance VIC.

The Creative Aging through Dance program not only gives learners a theoretical understanding of how best to teach dance and expressive movement to older adults, but also provides the practical tools and experience needed to safely deliver dance in this specialized context.

Graduates of the Creative Aging through Dance 4 module learning path will be registered with Ausdance Victoria as a trained and qualified teacher of Creative Aging (Dance).

For information and registration, go here.