certification

Victoria is proud to bring this groundbreaking Integrated Dance Workshop and Certification to Southern California. Mary Verdi-Fletcher and Mark Tomasic from Dancing Wheels Company will give participants the necessary tools on how to become an integrated dance instructor and studio owner, taking the mystery and fear out of teaching the disabled and mobility impaired.

Victoria will look to do more certifications in the near future, so keep checking back for other dates, or email us to see how your can be certified to bring inclusivity to your studio.

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The  Dancing Wheels Level 1 certification will cover the following::

  1. Apply their knowledge to instruct students in the historical, social, cultural, and artistic context that surround disabilities.

  2. Apply their knowledge to instruct students in appropriate physically integrated dance terminology and protocols.

  3. Evaluate a dance training and performance space for accessibility and make/implement appropriate recommendations for improvement.

  4. Gain a working knowledge of wheelchair mechanics related to various physical disabilities to teach students how to safely and artistically manoeuvre a wheelchair in a dance environment.

  5. Create a lesson plan for an inclusive dance class using the Dancing Wheels methodology.

  6. Teach a beginner-to-intermediate level dance class (in the genre of your choosing) using the Dancing Wheels methodology.

(Level 2 certification is available should your studio desire to teach at an intermediate to advanced level)