Dance Teacher Recognizes
Dance Teacher presents teachers who complete a continuing dance education program by the organizations on the following page with a special Dance Teacher certificate of recognition. Simply send a letter to DT Recognizes, Dance Teacher, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 420, New York, NY 10107. Please include the name of the organization, proof of participation in the program you attended, a brief description of how the experience improved your teaching and a photo. Dance Teacher salutes the following educators who have completed Creative Dance Center's Summer Dance Institute for Teachers.
Creative Dance Center's Summer Dance Institute for Teachers (SDIT) is a two-week participatory course in creative dance teaching methods with Director Anne Green Gilbert, author of Creative Dance for All Ages and Teaching the Three Rs Through Movement. Additional faculty include Debbie Poulsen, Kate Lounsbury and Kerri Lynn Nichols. The course is designed for dance teachers of all levels, arts and physical education specialists, classroom and music teachers and anyone interested in bringing creative dance into instructional settings. Topics include creative dance teaching methods, body connectivity and modern dance, creative folk dance, music education, integrating dance into curriculum, brain dance, motif writing, dance and literature, historical dance and choreography.
This year's Summer Dance Institute will be held in Seattle, Washington, July 8-19. The course fee is $350. Six graduate-level credits are available through Seattle Pacific University for an additional $228. Housing is available at Seattle Pacific University. For more information, contact Creative Dance Center at 206-363-7281 or visit www.creativedance.org.
Heather Leyden Tuck
Creative Dance Specialist
Rockville and Bethesda, MD
"Many of us work alone in situations where what we are trying to do as teachers is not well understood or appreciated. The Summer Dance Institute brought a strong sense of validation to all of us. SDIT has helped me clarify what I teach and how I view my students. As a teacher, I feel incredibly nourished and rejuvenated. I am now aware of teaching methods to reach, stimulate and reward all kinds of learners, whether visual, auditory, tactile or kinesthetic. …