Learning Through Movement and Discussion

Our Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Dr Katrina Rank, recently led an inspiring choreographic workshop for the current cohort of Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set students.

Described as a weekend of learning through movement, exploration and discussion, these choreographic workshops develop and deepen the practice of applying safe dance teaching methods to ageing cohorts.

I increasingly find myself in the community, working with women who are 55-70 years and are experiencing vulnerability or marginalisation, facing mental health issues, post-trauma and/ or physical limitations so this weekend was very helpful.

Creative Ageing student

Katrina was joined by Canberra-based dancer and educator Jacqui Simmonds who brought her wealth of experience to the workshop.

The Creative Ageing Dance Teaching Skill Set CUASS00059 is a progressive learning pathway delivered online and in-person across a number of weeks. This industry-led course is designed for qualified dance teachers, professional dancers, allied health professionals and healthcare workers who want to confidently lead movement activities to mature, senior and elderly people.

Upon completion of the course, graduates are qualified to teach in a range of Art and Health workplace settings including creative and dance studios, community arts programs, residential and aged care, day centres, hospices, and community-based arts and health care settings.