Creative Ageing – Module 1

Course Name

An Introduction to Creative Ageing Through Dance

Duration

12 hours self paced.

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The course must be completed by 9 December 2022

Study Mode

Online

Course Fees

Ausdance VIC Members

$33 inc GST

Non Members

$66 inc GST

Entry Requirements

Minimum 5 years professional dance or teaching experience OR 5 year’s experience in a related healthcare/allied health field

This is the entry point for all learners. Delivered online, over four weeks, An Introduction to Creative Ageing through Dance introduces learners to the theory and practice of safely teaching and facilitating dance and expressive movement to older people, as well as offering a sneak-peak into the different professional environments in which dance can be taught to older learners.

I loved the diversity of areas covered, the ability to listen to the audio when reading and the challenges of discussions & quizzes (allowing different ways to cement learning).

Module 1 Student

Incorporating downloadable resources, video interviews (with full transcripts) and case studies, and referring to the latest research, the Introductory Training outlines the benefits of dance for older people, and the unique challenges faced in teaching dance and expressive movement to older cohorts of learners. Using quizzes, reflective tasks, and discussion trees, it also invites learners to reflect on their own experiences of creativity, ageing, movement, and dance.

Once completed, learners receive a Certificate of Completion from Ausdance Victoria.

Student Feedback

What an epic course so far. So much inspiring content/stories/videos – such richness. Thank you.

I appreciated being able to ‘see between the lines’ of the practice of theory and approaches as well as hearing first hand accounts of lived experience in the settings. 

Looking forward to starting Module 2! More importantly, to putting into practice what I learned here. Even if not working with a group of seniors as such, it opens additional possibilities for facilitating age ranges in general sessions.

I thoroughly enjoyed Module 1 of Creative Ageing through Dance! While I am in the States and not Australia, I found the information to be easily transferable to seniors here. I appreciated being able to join. In many ways it seems Australia is ahead of the US with providing solid dance opportunities for seniors and I love learning about what you all are doing!