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The Dance to Learn® Conference Certification Courses for the Creative Dance Curriculum includes a 3 day 22.5 hour hands on learning experience for participants. By the end of the 3 day training, learners will have a full understanding of all aspects of a Dance to Learn® Creative Dance class for preschool children ages 3-5.

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Dance To Learn® Creative Dance Certification | Parker CO | Dance Teacher Conference | Continued Dance Education for Dance Educators

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Creative Dance Conference Certification

    By the end of the 3 Day Conference, Learners should be able to:

    • Define a Dance to Learn® Creative Dance class
    • Understand student goals and objectives as well as key strategies for student success and mastery
    • Name and Recognize each part of a Creative Dance class and how each part of class contributes to whole child learning.
    • Identify what each child is learning and how their development is stimulated during each part of the  Dance to Learn® Creative Dance Class Flow
    • Recreate the Creative Dance Class Flow
    • Name the 14 different dance concepts studied in a Dance to Learn® Creative Dance Class.
    • Applying the 14 different dance concepts to 12 different monthly themes
    • The benefits of Conceptual Learning for whole child development
    • Naming the 12 Monthly Themes
    • How appropriately integrate props into the classroom
    • How to integrate storytelling into movement with the Dance Me a Story Studies
    • Name the Five Stages of Classroom Management
    • Apply appropriate rules, routines and expectations based on age and development of students
    • Understand the age and development of Creative Dance Students
    • Name the room types and layouts of different learning environments
    • Recognize techniques to encourage positive classroom behavior
    • Recreate the components of a “Yes” Environment

Post Conference Assignments

    Learners will need to complete the following Assignments prior to completing their Certification:

    • Write a Mock Lesson Plan including all components in a Creative Dance class. Lesson plans will need to include a detailed list of activities and how they will applied throughout class. Class Lessons must showcase understanding of structuring a class around a Monthly Theme and a Weekly Concept.
    • Create a video showing a progressive Developing Skills section of class flowing into the Story Dance Pathway. Students should create their pathway around a Monthly Theme and Weekly Concept. Participants must film the performance of the pathway and explain what the students are learning as it is completed.
    • Create a Class based on a Children’s Book following the Dance Me a Story™ Principles. Classes should be filmed and submitted following the Conference.
    • All assignments will have due date assigned.

Applied Practicum Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives Applied Practicum

    • Learners will participate in a Mentored Practicum
    • Learners will teach a minimum of 4 Creative Dance classes. Classes will be observed by a mentor (either in person or via remote observation)
    • Learners will learn how showcase appropriate classroom management techniques based on the age and development of participants
    • Learners will exhibit applied knowledge of the  Dance to Learn® Creative Dance class flow and methods
    • Learners will identify and communicate the benefits to students during each part of the Dance to Learn® class flow
    • Learners will apply feedback and show improvement of teaching skills and knowledge of Dance to Learn® principles throughout the applied practicum

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  • What's Included

    • 1 year teaching Certificate and License for the Dance to Learn® Creative Dance Curriculum
    • 22.5 Hour Hands on Learner’s Conference
    • Mentorship with the Dance to Learn® Founder and Owner – Jessica Strong
    • 1 year access to Dance to Learn® University Access to Curriculum, Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans
    • Access to the Dance to Learn® Educators Teacher’s Forum
    • 30% off all Continued Dance Education Courses
    • 20% off all additional Dance to Learn® Teaching Certifications
  • Renewals

    Certifications are valid for one year from the date of completion of the certification course (which includes the Practicum).

    After the year, the Certificate and License is eligible for renewal. Renewal includes a comprehensive exam, and a class observation. There is a renewal fee $250/year for the Dance to Learn® License (usage of logo, the name Dance to Learn® and Class Descriptions and imagery) as well as a $50 renewal fee for each Teaching Certificate.

  • Sponsored Classes (Optional)

    Educators who complete the Dance to Learn® Creative Dance Certification are eligible to have their classes sponsored through the Dance Exploration, LLC website and program. Dance Exploration, LLC is the original program founded by Jessica Strong, the creator of the Dance to Learn® Curriculum. Dance Exploration, LLC is a Colorado based mobile dance program serving schools in Denver, Jeffco, Douglas County, Cherry Creek and Aurora Schools Districts.


    Sponsored Educators are eligible to teach any Creative Dance class offered at existing schools partnered with Dance Exploration, LLC. Classes are paid based on enrollment ranging from $25-$40/class.

    In Addition, Sponsored Educators are also eligible to host their classes and registrations through the Dance Exploration, LLC Program. This includes classes being listed on the Dance Exploration, LLC Website, a personal website hosted at https://www.dancexploration.co/program-name and as well as a hosted registration platform. Classes hosted on the website are subject to a 70/30 split for all registrations.

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Register for the Dance to Learn® Creative Dance Teacher Certification Conference. Conference is limited to 8 Attendees. Conference takes place Friday 8/23/2019 through Sunday 8/25/2019 in Parker CO at 19255 Cottonwood Dr.

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