24 July 2020 10:00 - 13:00 BST

The Principles, Practice and Practicalities of Coaching Dance and the Dancer (Interactive Webinar)

This interactive webinar takes a ‘Pracademic’ approach to exploring the potential of Coaching Practice as a framework for empowering dancers and dance students. The interactive webinar begins by looking at coaching theory in particular, the Core Principles of Coaching and the Spectrum of Coaching Skills, before moving on to identify and discuss ways in which these principles can transfer to the dance studio. Through discussion and sharing of teaching experiences, participants will be guided in seeing how coaching principles can be applied to various dance teaching contexts. By the end of the interactive webinar, participants will have knowledge and understanding of how principles of dance coaching can be added to their existing dance teacher toolkit.


Dennie Wilson BA (Hons), MA, AdvDip Coach

Originally a professional dancer and then creator, Dennie has worked all over the world with artists using a range of mediums including film, stop motion animation and algorithmic choreography, to create unique installation and theatre pieces. As a dance artist she worked extensively for Birmingham Royal Ballet and for 8 years was responsible for developing and delivering the Vocational Contemporary Dance Curriculum at Elmhurst Ballet School. Dennie joined the RAD Faculty of Education in 2012 after working on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. She is the Programme Manager for the PDPTC and PDTD, lecturer in Dance Teacher Education for Professional Dancers and teaches contemporary dance, choreography, music for the studio and stage and is a Practical Teaching Supervisor. Dennie is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Coaching Elite Performance. Her focus is the potentiality for coaching pedagogy as a way of directly empowering the dancer as independent decision maker, and indirectly engendering greater connectivity between dance and coaching pedagogy.


You will require the following resources:

  • A computer with internet connection
  • Speakers

CPD Hours

3 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
10:00 - 13:00 BST Member Fee: £30
Non-Member Fee: £36