Neurodiversity & Inclusivity in dance
Suitable for all levels and backgrounds
- Starts 9 OctStarts 9 Oct
- 25 EUR€25
Lisa & Sophia connecting across the ocean to share their psychology and neuroscientific knowledge on neurodiversity & inclusivity. 1 - Neurodiversity - Every brain is different Delivered by Sophia Martins In this workshop, I will be talking about neurodiversity amongst dancers and presenting you with ways to make your classes more neurodiversity friendly. How can you teach in a way that is effective to everyone who attends? How can you as a student make the most of your classes? It is our responsibility as dance tutors to ensure we support and welcome everyone who wants to dance. It is our responsibility to be informed and do better. Teaching dance is more than teaching movements, it is giving tools for body communication and create safe, inclusive environments to do so. People reach out to dance to feel better, to improve their overall wellbeing, and many times to help their health problems. We know how dance can help with various health issues, disabilities, mental illnesses. It is damaging, in my opinion, to create dance environments that do not target everyone. 2- Incluvise Dance Environments Delivered by Lisa Allred Your dance community (including troupe or studio) is a welcoming place otherwise people would not participate in your offerings or join your membership! However, there are likely some dancers (probably those who don't share characteristics with your current students) who won't feel welcome. This could create a culture of exclusion in practice even if your values involve inclusion. In this workshop, you will learn about hidden bias and ways to counteract it, how to use the stereotype inoculation model and other strategies to welcome diverse people into your community, and concrete strategies about the use of language and images to encourage diversity. Samples of the workshops in 'about' section. The recording will be availbe for 48 hours.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancellled or rescheduled.