The founder of Perform-Ability, Miranda Daisy, has been very busy the past couple of weeks attending numerous workshops and courses to up skill and continue to train in the rather untouched area of inclusive dance practice.
Yesterday I spent the day at Sydney TAFE - EORA College furthering my learning inclusive dance. It was great to be attending a as a learner as I was a trainer for the Hunter TAFE Dance for Wellbeing a few years back.
The training was in partnership with Ausdance NSW, ACFIBS and TAFE NSW who have (thankfully) recognised that there is a need for more education for trainers working in this space.
The day began with each of us asking each other how we were - in sign language. The majority of the day was spent participating in various exercises which showcased inclusive dance practices. We later had the opportunity to discuss current issues within this field with people of various abilities in the room which was great.
Our Perform-Ability instructor course is well on the way to being ready for 2019 and yesterday confirmed for me that there is definitely a need for more in depth training for dance teachers wishing to start a career in an inclusive environment.
Through meeting with the wonderful Virginia Ferris yesterday, I will be volunteering my time tomorrow to assist with the additional needs performance piece for School Spectacular - can’t wait!