Step in Time is an Affiliate Member of this Student Teacher Education Program.
DanceStep, a 5 level Student Teacher Education Program, builds on this philosophy and provides a progressive and formalised process including both practical and theoretical components.
With the inclusion of DanceStep at Step in Time, our young dancers have a framework where they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Students learn more than simply the steps within their time in the studio. Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and have learned patience, empathy, communication skills, and how to take initiative in different situations.
DanceStep empowers students to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models. The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behavior management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles, and Anatomy to name just a few. These concepts are taught in a sequential and age-appropriate way to children from twelve years of age. Whether students are considering a career in dance teaching or otherwise, the DanceStep program is great preparation for many aspects of life.
As members of the DanceStep program, it is wonderful for us to be able to provide this opportunity for our dancers to flourish not only as young people, but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders.
Student Teachers will be required:
to be turning 12
to assist in at least one dance class per week (a minimum of 10 (preferably 20) hours are required to progress to the next level)
to work through the components in the workbook
to attend training sessions held once per term for approx. 2 hrs, usually on Saturday afternoons
to uphold the values of the Step in Time and positively promote themselves and the studio at all times
to support their class backstage during performances. Student teachers may or may not be asked to perform on stage with their class, pending whether the teacher deems it necessary
to arrive at your scheduled class/es approx.. 10 minutes before commencement, in uniform & prepared with your workbook + anything else that may be needed depending on what stage of the program you are up to.
to wear DanceStep/Step in Time uniform & badge when assisting and present yourself professionally as you are now a role model to each class that you student teach in. This means the correct uniforms and footwear. When attending your regular classes, you must remove your DanceStep uniform & badge.
Costs = $25 per term plus $25US per level and $17US per t-shirt.
Student teachers will be asked to do a range of activities depending on the level they are up to. This could be helping comfort or settle students, getting drink bottles, toilet runs, taking attendance, recording moments for social media, all the way to assisting with warm-ups, small routines, and explaining steps to allow students to gain knowledge in explaining how the body works. Student teachers will report to their supervisor teacher if there is something they are concerned about, uncomfortable doing, or need further explanation.
All student teachers must be enrolled members of Step in Time Talent Studio attending classes usually in the style they assist.