Renew your membership!

Renew your membership!
  • Share this page

Online CPD Activities

The RAD is developing a portfolio of online CPD activities to provide opportunities for distance learning and professional development which can be completed at work, at home, or on the go.

The second event in this year’s series of events focuses on Jeanetta Laurence OBE, former Associate Director of the Royal Ballet.

In conversation with Dr Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel, Laurence outlines some of the major highlights in her career: from her early studies with June Christian at the Royal Ballet School, through to commencing her role as Artistic Administrator at the Royal Ballet in 1990. After 25 years in company administration and now in retirement, she is a Trustee of the Frederick Ashton Foundation.

This carries 2 hours of Independent CPD.

The closing date to book onto this activity is 1 September 2016. The lecture will be available to view between 2 September and 2 October 2016.

Please note the lecture will be made available again in future months if you have not signed up on this occasion.

Book now

This online lecture gives an overview of provision for gifted, talented and able students and highlights some of the challenges in catering for these learners. The materials focus on a public sector, school-based case study and encourage participants to consider how these principles may be applied within their own teaching context.

This online activity is worth 4 hours of Time-Valued CPD.

Aims

  • To outline the principles of provision of dance training for gifted and talented students 
  • To consider how learning, teaching and assessment strategies affect student attainment 
  • To consider how family or cultural background and out of-school circumstances can have an effect on achievement and attainment 
  • To explore practical learning and teaching strategies that enable and extend achievement for gifted, talented and able students

Learning Outcomes

Following the lecture participants will:

  • understand the principles of provision of dance training for gifted and talented students 
  • understand the benefit and need for planning for progression and attainment when working with gifted, talented and able students
  • understand specific learning and teaching strategies for working with gifted, talented and able students, and
  • be able to apply the knowledge and understanding gained to their own teaching practice or context.

Content outline

Unit 1: Reading and Writing: Ofsted Report of 2013
Reading and Reflecting: The Sutton Report of 2012
Unit 2: An interactive video with a series of questions that require the participants to critically reflect on their provision for the more able dance students within their current teaching context.
Unit 3: An exemplar video that demonstrates the learning acquired through Units 1 and 2 in practice. 
Unit 4: A collation of teaching and learning strategies pertinent for use with the more able dance students. 

FEES

  • Members: £34
  • Non-Members: £38

DATES AND BOOKING

This course will be available to access on the following dates:

Dates Tickets
3–30 April Eventbrite - CPD Online Lecture: Educating the Gifted, Talented and Able Dancer
1–28 June Eventbrite - CPD Online Lecture: Educating the Gifted, Talented and Able Dancer
7 August – 3 September Booking opens closer to the date
1–28 November Booking opens closer to the date
The Song of the Body, Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing is the book edited by Dr Anne Hogan. We are offering an online course delivered via Moodle, comprising written materials, multimedia resources and discussion forum.  

The Song of the Body, takes a wide-ranging look at how dance can contribute to our lives beyond its more widely perceived position as an art form or a means of achieving physical fitness:
  • Can dance challenge perceptions of ageing, help to instil a greater sense of community or heighten our awareness of spiritual feelings?
  • Is enough being done to look after dancers as they build their careers as performers, and what are their options when that finishes?

The voices here are from all ages, expert and amateur, influential on the world stage and just well-known at their neighbourhood leisure centre. Luminaries such as Gillian Lynne, Robert Cohan and Lauren Cuthbertson are heard alongside local heroes, academics, and aspiring youngsters. In a collection of articles, interviews and panel discussions, we see the profound effects of dance on people from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of the life cycle. What contributors share is a belief in the sheer joy of dance, and its power to enhance lifelong wellbeing. 

This online activity is worth 8 hours of Time-Valued CPD

Aims

This course supports and extends your understanding of the issues and concepts outlined in The Song of the Body, Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will have basic knowledge and understanding of the concept of wellbeing and how dance activities may enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. 

Content

The content is divided into two topic areas that focus on each section of the book: 

  1. Part One: Dancing Through Life and Living Through Dance
  2. Part Two: Projects, Profiles, Perspectives

Resources/Preparation

Participants will require basic knowledge and understanding of ICT and will need access to a personal computer or tablet with an active internet connection in order to access and participate in the course. Participants need to be familiar with the content of the book, a copy of which is included in the course fee.  

FEES

  • Members: £95
  • Non-Members: £125

Dates and booking

This course will be available to access on the following dates:

Dates Tickets
3–30 April Eventbrite - The Song of the Body, Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing Online CPD Course
1–28 June Eventbrite - The Song of the Body, Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing Online CPD Course
7 August – 3 September Booking opens closer to the date
1–28 November Booking opens closer to the date

 This course aims to deepen your understanding of the essential elements of music. Knowing about, understanding, and being able to hear different aspects of a musical composition will facilitate a deeper understanding of how and why we work with particular types of music in dance classes and performances.

This online activity is worth 16 hours of Time-Valued CPD.  

Learning outcomes

On completion of the workshop you will have:

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of rhythm and timing in movement and music
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of selected musical styles and practices
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of issues in musical development and education

Content outline/draft schedule

The content is divided into four topic areas:

  • Musical Elements: The Essentials
  • Introduction to Rhythm and Metre
  • Working with Music and Musicians
  • Finding and Evaluating Music resources

Participants will require basic knowledge and understanding of ICT and will need access to a personal computer or tablet with an active internet connection in order to access and participate in the course.

FEES

  • Members Fee: £190
  • Non Members Fee: £250

Dates and booking

This course will be available to access on the following dates:

Dates Tickets
3–30 April Eventbrite - Introduction to Music for Dance and Dance Teachers Online CPD Course
1–28 June Eventbrite - Introduction to Music for Dance and Dance Teachers Online CPD Course
7 August – 3 September Booking opens closer to the date
1–28 November Booking opens closer to the date

The Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure is designed for those who work with children and young people in a sport or leisure setting. Its purpose is to raise your awareness of abuse and neglect and to help you to recognise the early warning signs of possible abuse. It also provides guidance on what can be done to prevent children and young people suffering from abuse.

It is endorsed by Kidscape, 4Children and Family Lives. 

This online activity is worth 5 hours of Time-Valued CPD and can be completed in your own time. 

This online programme aims to help you understand, recognise and prevent bullying behaviour. Looking at evidence from research, you will cover who may be affected, the effects of bullying and how to prevent bullying in organisations, as well as what you can do as an individual to play your part.

This online activity is worth 4 hours of Time-Valued CPD and can be completed in your own time. 

This Health & Safety programme will give you, in any field of work, a comprehensive, basic knowledge of health and safety in the workplace. The six concise learning modules cover common health and safety hazards, safety management systems and policies, what to do in case of an accident, and protecting your environment. The programme also includes a proficiency test to reinforce your knowledge.

This online activity is worth 7 hours of Time-Valued CPD and can be completed in your own time. 

Ticket booking opens on Friday 9 December 2016 at 11:00am.

Please note: this lecture will be available to view between 9 January and 9 February 2017.

This online lecture is aimed at dance teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of working with adult learners.

Participants will consider a personal perspective on taking ballet classes as an adult learner.

Aims

To introduce participants to the fundamental needs and motivations of the adult learner as a way of enhancing their understanding of how to teach adults in a ballet context.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lecture participants will have:

  • acquired an understanding of how adult learners may perceive aspects of their own learning and the motivations that adults may have for participating in ballet classes
  • acquired an ability to apply understanding of the needs and motivations of adult learners to their own teaching practice

This activity is worth 2 hours of Time-Valued CPD.

Apply

Ticket booking opens on Friday 9 December 2016 at 11:00am.

Please note: this lecture will be available to view between 9 January and 9 February 2017.

This free online lecture is aimed at dance professionals working across various contexts: it is equally valuable to both public and private-sector dance teachers who work with a range of learners of differing ages and abilities.

Participants will view a presentation regarding how somatic principles can be used in a dance educational context through an example of the use of ideokenesis and constructive rest in a release-based contemporary technique class.

Aims

To introduce participants to somatic principles and to provide an example of how such principles can be used to teach dance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lecture participants will have:

  • acquired an understanding of the application of constructive rest and ideokenesis as dance teaching tools
  • acquired an ability to plan for the inclusion of somatic principles in their own teaching context

This activity is worth 2 hours of Time-Valued CPD.

Apply

Ticket booking opens on Friday 9 December 2016 at 11:00am.

Please note: this lecture will be available to view between 9 January and 9 February 2017.

This free online lecture is aimed at dance professionals working across various contexts: it is equally valuable to both public and private-sector dance teachers who work with a range of learners of differing ages and abilities.

Participants will consider how an understanding of personalised learning theories and practices may be applied to their own dance teaching context.

Aims

To introduce participants to selected theories and practices associated with personalised learning in a dance teaching context.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lecture participants will have:

  • an understanding of the principles of personalised learning theories and practices
  • an ability to apply aspects of personalised learning practices to their own teaching context
  • an understanding of different learning styles, and how dance teachers may ensure that learners have the skills to take a lead role in their own learning through use of scaffolding and modelling

This activity is worth 2 hours of Time-Valued CPD.