DIGITAL: Using the Science of Motor Learning to Make Your Students Learn with Gregory Youdan

Sep. 25, 12:00 pm2:00 pm EDT

$50

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USING THE SCIENCE OF MOTOR LEARNING TO MAKE YOUR STUDENTS LEARN

As dance teachers and movement educators, we deeply care about our students and their personal success. But how do we maximize skill learning in our clients. This workshop will introduce you to the science behind skill acquisition and how to directly apply that to teaching movement, be it dance, Pilates, yoga or any other movement-based practice. The workshop is centered on the teacher’s role in facilitating skill learning. In other words, it is designed to help you become a more effective teacher, leaving you with simple, evidence-based strategies to increase student learning and retention.

ABOUT GREGORY YOUDAN

Greg Youdan, MA, MS is a dance scientist with a Masters in Motor Learning and Motor Control from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has guest lectured at Columbia University Medical Center, Barnard College, New York University, University of Rochester among others. He frequently speaks at scientific conferences and publishes in academic journal. Greg worked as a professional modern dancer and Certified Pilates instructor in NYC. Much of his dance career was spent with dance and disability, working as a rehearsal director, administrative assistant and dancer and now board member with Heidi Latsky Dance. He is a currently a Wertheimer Dance for PD® Teaching Fellow and a National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures Advocacy Leadership Fellow. He sits on the development and strategic planning committee for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and the research committee for the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH).

ABOUT GIBNEY’S TRAINING PROGRAM

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