Short Course - February
Do you have a passion for the performing arts? Do you have experience teaching dance, music or drama? Perhaps you have a passion for working with people with disabilities and want to do more for the community.
Perform-Ability does just that, and now you can too!
We are thrilled to be running our first Instructor Training Program this Sunday in Sydney. The course has been 4 years in the making and trialled and tested with our wonderful Perform-Ability teachers and our students of all abilities. The instructor program is designed to teach you everything you need to know about working with people with a disability, adapting lesson plans and choreography, answering those “You can’t ask that” questions and essentially, giving you the skillset to feel 100% confident in teaching people of all ages and all abilities.
When we first started Perform-Ability in 2009, we searched all over the country and overseas to find the training that we felt we needed to run inclusive classes. Unfortunately, our searches came up empty and we soon realised we were going to have to learn on our own.
For the past 9 years, we have asked millions of questions to carers working with people with additional needs, parents of children living with disabilities, professionals working with people with disabilities and of course, our students themselves, living with a disability. We have tried and tested numerous activities, learning materials, music, spaces… you name it, we have tried it. And now, we can finally say, WE KNOW WHAT WORKS.
Unfortunately, our searches came up empty and we soon realised we were going to have to learn on our own.
Now, we want to share our knowledge with teachers like us who are passionate about making their classes more inclusive, adding more tools to their belt or running their own Perform-Ability classes. Our mission has always been to make our program accessible for everyone, everywhere and we believe that by sharing our knowledge with wonderful teachers across the globe, we can achieve our mission.