4 March 2021 9–11am GMT

Exploring Assessment: An Introduction to Experiential and Theory-Informed Practice (Interactive Webinar)

This interactive webinar explores how dance teachers and students have experienced assessment as a process and as a product. The interactive webinar commences with self-reflection on how assessment across different domains has been experienced, ahead of examining why we engage in assessment practices in the learning and teaching of dance. Through interactive group work, participants will examine, discuss and debate some of the (mis)conceptions and tensions which arise from assessment practices. The interactive webinar concludes with examination of selected case studies which reveal how assessment is perceived and implemented in dance education and training contexts.


The aims of this interactive webinar are:

  • To gain knowledge and understanding of issues which inform and impact assessment processes and outcomes
  • To reflect on how dance teachers and dance students perceive and experience assessment in the learning and teaching of dance

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the interactive webinar, you will:

  • Have gained an understanding of why we assess
  • Have gained knowledge of selected principles which frame assessment processes and products
  • Have explored how dance teachers and students perceive assessment practices
  • Have engaged in reflective and discursive dialogue with peers in relation to selected case studies


Dr Michelle Groves

With over 40 years of experience as a performer, teacher and educator, Michelle Groves was appointed Director of Education, Royal Academy of Dance in 2016. Her initial dance training was through the Royal Academy of Dance in Australia, before holding various positions within the College of the RAD and the Faculty of Education. Michelle’s interests are in dance teacher education in higher and professional contexts, the professionalisation of dance teaching and professional identity formation of dance teachers. She gained a Doctor of Education from UCL, Institute of Education London.


You will require the following resources:

  • A computer with internet connection
  • Speakers

CPD Hours

2 hours Time-Valued CPD


Members of the Royal Academy of Dance receive discounts on all CPD activities.

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Key Information

Time Fee
9–11am GMT Member Fee: £20/€22
Non-Member Fee: £24/€27

Who can attend?

Newly qualified and established dance teachers