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BLUESOLOGY

BLUES DANCE TEACHER TRAINING
APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON

THE BEST TEACHERS ARE THOSE WHO NEVER STOP LEARNING

 

LEARN

The best teachers are those who never stop learning. Learning about the dance and its culture, learning about teaching and learning about themselves.

INSPIRE

Our hope is that you leave Bluesology inspired to teach and build you local community in a sustainable and respectful way, and having inspired others during your time here.

CONNECT

There are so many passionate people out there, on the same journey as you. Come and connect with them, help each other, and make the journey together.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Being a dance teacher requires two very specific skills: the skill of dancing, and the skill of teaching.  A great dancer does not necessarily make a great teacher, and vice versa! ​Bluesology will focus on your teaching skills. The sessions will combine theoretical knowledge of pedagogy / andragogy – the method and practice of teaching – with practical tasks, so you can put theory into practice. This event aims to create a community and support network for teachers and community leaders across Europe. Building a dance scene can be tough, but you’re not alone…

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE…

Honouring the values of the dance in our teaching
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Identifying & managing the needs of our students
Organising our ideas & coming up with content
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Planning and structuring a course / class
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Analysing & breaking down movement
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Communication & presentation skills
Group management & use of space
Selecting & organising music
How to assess & give feedback to students
Teaching practice with 1-to-1 feedback

HOW WILL I LEARN?

 

SMALL GROUPS

We will accept a maximum of 32 participants.

Some sessions will be taught as one group, while for most sessions you will be divided into two groups of 16. Expect a mix of practical dance classes, presentations, talks, and lots of small group work, partner work, discussion groups and peer learning.

NOT JUST CLASSES

In addition to the daytime ‘classes’ there will be evening talks, movies (blues related of course!) and access to our blues library.

​There will also be organised dinners, parties, beach time and social time, which we encourage you to use as an opportunity to network as well as dance and relax!

“I was so impressed with Bluesology… Adamo and Vicci created a warm, welcoming and friendly environment within the first 15 minutes despite the fact that all of us had a huge degree of variation in both our teaching and dance experience… It enriched my knowledge of blues history and culture and gave me the tools I need to plan, prepare and deliver a class…”
Noreen, Ireland

Bluesology 2019

…I am bursting with ideas AND I have the means to structure my ideas now.
Not only did you pass on wisdom and know-how, you also provided a framework for all the little European scene builders to get to know each other and to share their experiences.

Josephine, Berlin

Bluesology 2018

“It was an amazing weekend; a unique sharing experience! Sharing our points of view, our concerns, our solutions, our good energy. This weekend was a fantastic cocktail of technique, relationship, and Blues!”

Marc, Paris

Bluesology 2018

WHEN?

FRIDAY 10 – FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2022

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

  • Friday 10 June: Evening session and welcome dinner from 19:00
  • Saturday: Classes 10:00-17:00 // Evening activity
  • Sunday: Classes 10:00-17:00 // Evening activity
  • Monday: Classes 10:00-17:00 // Evening activity
  • Tuesday: DAY OFF // Evening presentation
  • Wednesday: Classes 10:00-17:00 // Evening activity
  • Thursday: Classes 10:00-17:00 // Evening activity
  • Friday: Teaching practice & farewell party

[Schedule is subject to change]

WHERE?

CLASS VENUE

Black Bottom, Carrer de Lepant 21, 46008, Valencia, Spain

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Evening activities will take place in various locations across the city including live music venues and the beach! You will be sent details about the exact locations closer to the event.

MEET THE TEAM

Bluesology was created by Adamo Ciarallo and Vicci Moore, international blues dance instructors. This year guest teachers will be joining the team to give talks and run sessions on communication skills and blues culture.
Guest teachers will be announced soon.
Mellow Down Easy - Course Library - The Blues Room

ADAMO CIARALLO

BLUESOLOGY CREATOR & MAIN FACILITATOR

Awesome Arms - The Blues Room

VICCI MOORE

BLUESOLOGY CREATOR & MAIN FACILITATOR

WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?

Your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. Bluesology will be run in line with all local and national Covid regulations, which we sincerely hope will be minimal by June 2022.  Regulations and laws regarding Covid are changing on a regular basis so we will contact all participants nearer the time with updates and instructions.

 

If the event is unable to run due to Covid-19 restrictions you will be offered a full refund for any fees you have already paid.

COST

TICKET PRICE €390 per person

Instalment plans available. Please email for details.

THIS INCLUDES…

  • 6 full days of classes including approximately 27 hours of taught sessions, plus facilitated class preparation
  • Teaching practice and feedback
  • Evening activities
  • Tea, coffee and snacks throughout the classes

 

THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE…

  • Accommodation
  • Travel expenses
  • Meals

Due to the specialist nature of the event all fees are non-refundable (unless the event is cancelled, in which case you wuld be entitled t a full refund).

HOW TO APPLY

Registrations are by application process. Successful applicants will not necessarily be the most experienced dancers; we will be looking for a group of students who have similar needs / wants and who will benefit from working together over the weekend. Please complete the application form as fully and honestly as possible – the more we know about you the more we can tailor make the workshop for you!

You do not need to register with a partner.

CONTACT US

EMail

hello@thebluesroom.com

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