New Training to address skill Gap

Ausdance VIC launches Nationally Recognised Accredited Training Creative Ageing through Dance to address skill gap in an ageing population

Be part of a new workforce safely teaching and facilitating dance and expressive movement activities to older people. Module One: An Introduction to Creative Ageing through Dance is delivered wholly online and is now open for enrollments for intake 1, commencing 15 March. 

Be part of the first intake at a low introductory cost of $33 for Ausdance VIC Members, and $55 for non-members. 

This progressive learning program has been carefully developed over four years and brings together the latest research and evidence-based practice in the areas of health, community and dance.   Dance and Allied Health professionals will learn to confidently deliver safe and engaging dance and expressive movement programs, gaining new employable skills and improving the lives of older Australians. 

The full program includes four modules and can be completed as accredited or non-accredited training.

“Move it or lose it! The message is clear. However, many people find it difficult to maintain enthusiasm for ongoing exercise. A growing body of research shows that dance can provide the motivation needed by blending creativity, social interaction, artistic goals and physical activity, with the bonus of very low attrition rates. But it’s serious business. People’s health and safety will be in the hands of their teachers. It’s important to ensure that Australia’s dance artists have the skills needed to work with our ageing population.”

Katrina Rank, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Ausdance VIC

The Creative Ageing through Dance program not only gives learners a theoretical understanding of how best to teach dance and expressive movement to older people, but offers the practical tools and experience needed to safely deliver dance activities in this specialised context.

Graduates of the Creative Ageing through Dance 4 Module learning pathway will be registered with Ausdance Victoria as a trained and qualified teacher of Creative Ageing (Dance).

The first intake for Module 1 is open now, course commencing 15 March.

Intakes for Modules 2-4 will follow over the next 6 months.

Creative Ageing Through Dance – Module 1
Duration:                     10 hours
Mode:                          Online
Price:                           $33 Ausdance VIC members $55 non members
Access:                       Content is accessible for 4 Weeks
Delivery Dates:           15 Mar – 11 Apr 2022