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The RAD offers live bitesize CPD delivered via webinars that teachers can access from anywhere around the world. The sessions are interactive and will give participants the opportunity to ask questions at the end. All webinars are recorded allowing you to register and enjoy the webinar even if you cannot make, or miss, the live broadcast. (Due to the popularity of our webinars, priority will be given to RAD members.)

This webinar is designed to equip individuals with information and guidance to enable effective event planning and delivery of events. We will look at a range of events, including performances, fundraising galas and award ceremonies when focusing on topics such as strategic planning, budgeting, marketing, sponsorship and fundraising, operations and production, health and safety, and licensing.

This online activity is worth 1 hour of Time-Valued CPD.


The aims of this webinar are to:

  • understand the fundamental elements to consider when organising an event;
  • enhance knowledge of aspects such as effective budgeting, health, and safety assessments and licensing for events;
  • gain an insight into producing event and production plans.


You will develop a comprehensive understanding of how to:

  • use strategy to determine what events you should run and how it can help you;
  • consider the key elements when planning and managing an event;
  • understand the significance of accurate budgeting and developing an approach to sponsorship and fundraising for events;
  • create production plans, including health and safety assessments and licensing applications.


Sarah-Jane first began organising professional events at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, whilst working within the Education and Outreach team. During this time, she also worked as part of the Production Team for Breakin’ Convention, an international festival of hip hop dance theatre which toured across the UK. Upon graduating from the University of Surrey with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Culture, Sarah-Jane worked for Dance Challenge™, organising performance events for young people across the UK.

Sarah-Jane has worked for the Royal Academy of Dance since 2011 and is currently Events Project Manager within the Strategic Development and Fundraising Team. Working on a variety of events, special projects, and strategic developments, Sarah-Jane is also part of the producing team for the Genée International Ballet Competition, the Academy’s flagship event which is hosted in a different country each year.

This webinar provides a basic foundation for inclusive dance practice when working with children and young people. 

This online activity is worth 1 hour of Time-Valued CPD.


  • To provide an introduction to inclusive dance teaching practices.
  • To increase awareness of the benefits of inclusive dance.
  • To enable teachers to learn new ways to enrich their teaching practice and help their students to reach their full potential.


  • Achieve an increased awareness of various different needs, with a specific focus on working with children. 
  • Understand the use of different terminology and teaching approaches, exploring what inclusive practice means and the impact this has on children and young people, their families, and society in general.
  • Learn ways to adapt sequences, technical exercises and creative tasks for different needs.
  • Achieve a greater understanding of the use of language and communication techniques in inclusive dance practice.
  • Enrich your teaching practice with new and inspiring ways to enable your students to reach their full potential.


Samantha McCormick is Head of Dance for Flamingo Chicks and a freelance dance and movement practitioner. Flamingo Chicks is an inclusive community giving children with disabilities and illnesses the opportunity to enjoy dance alongside their friends.

Samantha supports Flamingo Chicks’ teaching team and is responsible for the development of class content, training and recruitment. She has a wealth of experience teaching dance to people of all ages and abilities, and alongside Flamingo Chicks she also teaches for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, English National Ballet, and she runs her own company, focusing on movement and dance for wellbeing. Samantha trained at Bretton Hall (University of Leeds), the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Dundee, and gained her Masters in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School.

This webinar will provide an overview of data protection requirements generally in the UK, and specifically deals with changes required by the new General Data Protection Regulations, which will become law on 25 May 2018. The webinar will give practical guidance on aspects to think about and act upon and will discuss the consequences of getting it wrong.

This online activity is worth 1 hour of Time-Valued CPD.


  • To give participants basic information about data protection
  • To help them understand how to apply this their business practices


  • Understanding the terminology, and how you fit in?
  • How does data protection change with GDPR?
  • What risks should you be thinking about?
  • What are your key data management responsibilities?
  • What is special about working with data for children other vulnerable people?
  • Who do you share your data with, and what are the implications?
  • How do you prepare for and deal with data breaches?
  • The benefits of doing it right.


Richard is a long-term data protection and information management expert and has supported the RAD since 2013.

In this webinar, you will learn important tips that can help you as a freelance teacher or studio owner to increase your revenue, improve your communication skills, and reduce your stress levels. Learn the all-important 3 “B” rule, what are the biggest challenge facing dance teachers worldwide and the one secret tip that will skyrocket your success. 

Participants will receive forms in word documents that you can edit and use right away, class planners, and more. These forms can be used by dance teachers no matter where you teach or what country you live in.

This online activity is worth 1 hour of Time-Valued CPD.


  • equip participants with what it takes to be a great teacher in and out of the studio
  • improve the participants’ knowledge and understanding of best business practices for teachers and studio owners
  • gain an in-depth understanding of how to increase their earning power

Learning outcomes:

  • have an increased understanding of how to improve your business sense and increase your earning power
  • have a greater understanding of how to communicate more effectively and make yourself more valuable to your employer 
  • have enhanced understanding of what makes a great teacher
  • have gained critical analytical skills to increase your earning power
  • have gained knowledge of better business practices for teachers

About the tutorS

Steve Sirico and Angela D’Valda Sirico are the founders and creators of DanceTeacherWeb.com, the leading resource for dance teachers and studio owners worldwide.

For over 30 years they have owned and operated their very successful dance and music studio in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Prior to becoming studio owners they had an internationally acclaimed dance career performing in theatres and on television as the D’Valda & Sirico Adagio team. They are known as “Teacher’s Teachers” and present classes, seminars and workshops for major dance organisations such as Dance Educators of America Teacher Training School and the International Dance Teacher Conference in London, England. Every summer they produce the prestigious dance teacher’s conference, “Dance Teacher Web Live”, and the Dance Teacher University of Nevada, Las Vegas teacher certification programme.
Together they have produced a number of Syllabi for different genres of dance and are co-authors with Robert Landau of the books “The Success Blueprint for the Studio Owner” and “The Success Blueprint for the Dance Teacher”.

Book your place - 10 May 2018, 14:00 (BST)