Is this program just for newer dancers, or would it be relevant to a seasoned competitor?
The Dancer Development program is incredibly relevant to experienced dancers. Regardless of your past education, it is a unique method that requires training to understand and put into practice. Your years of experience might make you quicker at learning it, but they don't exclude you from getting an immense value from the training, because the content is not something you have likely studied before. You would be surprised how much of your dance is simply "surviving" when it could be "thriving".
How does this compare to your Teacher Development Program?
Our original course, the Swing Literacy Teacher Development Program, contained about 50% overlap material.
But now, since both programs are being overhauled in 2020, there will be no overlap. We now require all teachers to start in the DDP and then they will have access to the TDP upon completion.
How long does it take to complete?
It depends on how focused and motivated you are. The Theory Module takes about 40 hours. We highly recommend not doing it in one sitting. There are 6 Units with 4-6 Lessons each. Each lesson might take 20-60 minutes to work through, some with a short quiz at the end.
What kind of assignments and testing will I have to do?
In the Theory Module, all of your coursework is online, inside this website. You will be able to progress at your own pace, and return to re-read material. Each lesson requires you to answer a few multiple choice questions in order to access the next lesson. There is no final exam.
Can't I just download the videos and do it offline?
No: The program is not just a bunch of instructional videos. Theory Module takes advantage of the power of an digital course. It includes mostly written material, supported by videos, images, article links, and interactive quizzes to create a more thorough and balanced learning experience than simply reading a manual.
Can I register with a partner? With a group of teachers from my studio?
There are discounts for the Focus Group when you register with a partner or group, yes. But each person takes their course independently, like a university course.
What happens after the Bootcamp?
First, you receive all 3 credits to complete your Swing Literacy Dancer certification. You will have 3 years access to the Theory Module and the Bootcamp Facebook group. After that, members get ongoing access in Momentum (membership exclusive to alumni).