Therese Sahlin

Advisor in Dance Didactics

about

10+ years experience

There are many different methods of working with dance as a subject or as a tool to explain other topics in school. In dance schools many classes looks different depending on what pedagogic background the teachers bring with them. By giving all the dance teachers who works with children the same intensive training, a dance school can easier higher their level of expertise and give more equal pedagogic quality. The consulting packages are adjusted after age groups and can be applied both in dance studios and in school rooms or gymnastic halls. 

 

Therese Sahlin’s experiences as a dance teacher and as a pedagogue for school teachers at university has given her a great sense of what methods can be used when working with children/youths. With great practical and discussion exercises, the workshops gives the teachers a joined knowledge and tools to keep working with dance for children.

Packages

Half day Package (3 h)

Dance for small ages 4-7 years old, practical exercises:

  • Structure, class flow and how to join beginning and ending 
  • Methods for leading with interactive story telling parts. 
  • Shapes & forms. 
  • Create dance improvisation. 
  • Learning through dance. 
  • Group atmosphere. 

 

Discussion: 

  • How do we plan a class from a theme?
  • How do we keep attention through out the class?
  • How do we challenge already set structures in class?

Full day Package (6,5 hrs + 30 min break )

The half day package + Alternative 1 or 2: 

Alternative 1: 

Continues focus on small ages (4-7 years old).

  • Dance mathematics. 
  • Versatile material use.
  • Music choices. 
  • Turning games into dance exercises. 
  • Use of the room.

Dance class assignment and room for Q&A and discussions. 

Alternative 2: 

Focus on 8-13 year old children, practical exercises:

  • Dance exercises which can be applied on all dance styles. 
  • Experimental improvisation assignments. 
  • Students making their first group choreography. 
  • Team building exercises through dance. 
  • Use of music when structuring the class. 
  • Formations and transitions. 

 

Assignment & discussion topics: 

  • Creating a safe space without bullying. 
  • Mindset when engaging/motivating. 
  • Different learning methods.

PORTFOLIO

TESTIMONIALS

Incredibly valuable and useful information! I learned a lot during the workshops with Therese that I can implement on the classes I teach.

Stefan Lundberg

Dance Teacher, Twisted Feet Dance Academy

Stefan Lundberg

It was a fantastic session with Therese. She reminding me of the knowledge I actually had but forgotten. It is especially good that we learned a lot of good techniques, tips, exercises and useful information!

Zara Zeidlitz

Dance Teacher, Twisted Feet Dance Academy

Zara Zeidlitz

For me, it was especially good to look at how Therese presented the exercises, the excitement and the seriousness and the focus. I was really inspired to a more thoughtful lesson, which helps them stay focused and able.

Louise Smedlund

Workshop Participant

Louise Smedlund

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