Student / Teacher Education and Training
Signature All Starz is proud to be an Affiliate Partner Studio with DanceStep. This program encourages and empowers our next generation of young leaders by providing opportunities for students to assistant teach within certain classes. Working alongside our dance teachers, assistants also study theory from the DanceStep program, providing valuable knowledge in areas such as Anatomy, Safe Dance, Learning Styles and Musicality. The inclusion of leadership studies and self awareness activities seeks to encourage students to take responsibility for themselves and others in a supported environment which often results in increased levels of self esteem and confidence.
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BENEFITS FOR OUR STUDENTS
Students learn what goes on behind the scenes running a cheer gym & dance studio. They are supported by our Director, Amy and the Signature All Starz team to gain skills that are transferable to other areas of life. For example, Amy works closely with students on theory – how to read and understand their workbooks, how to identify key information and summarise learning (which sets them up for effective study at school). Plus, they learn job interview skills – all students must apply for the DanceStep Program. It is a huge opportunity for kids who may not otherwise get a chance at school or in other activities and it is open to EVERYONE.
The best teachers are not necessarily those who have natural dance ability. Students receive a badge and tee shirt so the rest of the school community can identify them as assistant teachers and over time will become highly valued by students and parents! The program provides a sense of belonging and ownership, increases self-esteem and builds maturity, leadership, initiative and confidence.
Morale increases across the school and students have the opportunity to interact with other classes and age groups. Teaching makes you a better learner so the program helps students to excel in their own classes. Students love being selected to assist with younger classes at the concert and other school and community events.
INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS
Theory application – four times a year. Practical application – each student will be allocated a class to assist. Students can graduate to the next level after 20 hours. Our team initials student workbooks for every class/hour they assist with. Each level generally takes one year. Once enrollments are confirmed, students will be asked to provide their preferences for classes to assist with and we will allocate accordingly. All students start at Level 1, but older students can fast-track their learning. The DanceStep Program is an Assistant Teacher Program so they will not come out of it with a teaching qualification, however, students can use DanceStep as recognition of prior learning (RPL) if they wish to go on to undertake a Certificate 3 in Dance, Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching and Management or a Diploma or Degree in Dance.
Students who commit to the program may have future job opportunities with us! If you are an existing student aged 12 or over and would like to enquire about joining the DanceStep Program, please contact us.