Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Teacher Training

Sharing Dance Older Adults Dance Teacher Training course

This training course is designed for dance teachers who are interested in working with Older Adults. The hybrid, online and in-person training, will support teachers in offering meaningful dance classes to Older Adults living with physical and/or cognitive challenges including those living with Dementia.


Explore how to share the benefits of dance with this population in a safe, accessible and fun way! 


This intensive course includes:

  • An online course (approximately 6 hours)

  • A five day in-person intensive including observation, lectures and teaching practicum. Trainees will have the opportunity to interact directly with Older Adults living in Long term care

  • 2023-24 dates for the in-person component: November 6-10 

  • The cost of the course (both online and in-person components) is $800 CAD including HST. Please note this does not include travel, meals, or accommodation.


Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a general understanding of the physical and cognitive changes associated with ageing

  • Explore how programming for Older Adults is offered in long-term care facilities

  • Learn and put into practice the Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Older Adults program protocols 

  • Experience teaching dance to Older Adults living in long-term care

  • Network and collaborate with passionate dance teachers and health professionals including feedback and discussion to further develop teaching skills

  • Further understand the impact of music , and explore appropriate musical selections 

  • Gain valuable information to help prepare you to set up classes in your community 




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