An Introduction to Safe Dance Practice in MOE Schools (Synchronous e-learning)

Introduction

Safe dance practice is essential to support efficient and effective dance practice, minimise the risk of injury, and promote psychological well-being. This course will equip Co-curricular Dance instructors with basic as well as dance genre/style specific knowledge about safe dance practice, pedagogical skills, and relevant information for primary and secondary students, to incorporate into their practice in all MOE schools.

Course Content

  • Physical risks in dance and the special considerations and care in teaching dance to children and teenagers
  • Basic anatomy, kinesiology and physiology principles
  • Prevention and management of injuries
  • Recovery and rehabilitation of injuries
  • Participation during injury
  • First aid and emergency procedures
  • A balanced approach to training, rehearsal and performance
  • Psychological safety
  • Body conditioning
  • Classroom management
  • Dance attire, support, shoes
  • Studio space

Learning Outcome

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical risks in dance and the special considerations and care in teaching dance to children and teenagers, including the importance of psychological well-being or feeling safe in the context of dance activities
  2. Apply the knowledge and skills of safe dance practice in the teaching of dance
  3. Develop a training programme that caters to the different students’ levels of ability, experience and physiological and psychological development
  4. Adopt a sequential and progressive approach to help students build dance skills progressively with minimal risk of injury

Class Schedule*

Month Date Timing Lesson Mode Application Open
December 2022 TBC TBC Online via Zoom TBC

From January 2022, sessions will be scheduled on half a year basis in June & December and the registration will open in May and November respectively.

*Note

Due to Covid-19 situation and about the latest measure from MOH as of 24 March 2020, NAFA will continue to run the workshop. However, we will reduce the maximum class size to 20 pax to ensure the safe distancing requirement of at last one meter apart during the sessions. For more details on NAFA’s precautionary measure on Covid-19, please refer to web link: https://www.nafa.edu.sg/about-nafa/news/advisory-on-covid-19

  • The above class schedules are subjected to final confirmation

Learners will be presented with a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

Who should attend

CCA Dance Instructors in MOE Schools

Dance CCA instructors who has completed the following course can request for exemptions:

  • O School Dance Teaching & Learning Programme
  • Lasalle - Dance Pedagogy: Essential Learning Module
  • NAFA - Dance Diploma students graduating from 2019
  • NAFA - An essential understanding of Safe Dance Practice (Pilot Course)

Please write to CLE at [email protected] with the course transcript/certificate, full name and NRIC number for exemption request.


Course Fee $267.50 (incl GST)

This course will no longer be offered with SSG funding after 31st December 2021. From 1st January 2022 onwards, the total course fee for this course will be $267.50 (incl. 7% GST). However, applicants can consider tapping (where applicable):

Eligibility for Subsidies

   
Subsidy Singapore Citizen Singapore PR Foreigner When to apply?
*SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Yes NA NA Within 60 days before course start date
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) Yes Yes Yes Within 6 months after course end date


All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

*Learners will be able to utilise the additional one top-up of SkillsFuture Credit ($500) in Oct 2020 for course commencing in Nov 2020 onwards.

Please visit the website for the various subsidies/funding for more details:

Class Schedule*

Month Date Timing Lesson Mode Application Open
December 2022 TBC TBC Online via Zoom TBC

From January 2022, sessions will be scheduled on half a year basis in June & December and the registration will open in May and November respectively.

Due to Covid-19 situation and about the latest measure from MOH as of 24 March 2020, NAFA will continue to run the workshop. However, we will reduce the maximum class size to 20 pax to ensure the safe distancing requirement of at last one meter apart during the sessions. For more details on NAFA’s precautionary measure on Covid-19, please refer to web link: https://www.nafa.edu.sg/about-nafa/news/advisory-on-covid-19

Application in person or by email.
For email application, please fill in the Application Form and email it back to us.

Alternatively, you may register in person between Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.00pm

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Campus 1, Tower Block
Level 9, Center for Lifelong Education (CLE)
80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655

For further enquiries, please call us at 6512 1388 or email: [email protected]


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