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 much overlap is there with the Theory Module for Teachers?
The first 3 Units are the same, but the language is aimed at dancers instead of teachers. The final 3 Units of the Theory Module for Teachers are pedagogy-based (planning, assessment, teaching skills, and dance business skills), whereas the final 3 Units of the Theory Module for Dancers expand on music skills, pattern skills, and social dance survival.
How long does it take to complete?
It depends on how focused and motivated you are. The Theory Module takes about 30 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 online 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 on the Fast Track 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 lifetime access to the Theory Module and the Dancers' Den member page.