Teacher Training Intensives

2017-teacher-trainingCarrie Konyha, Author of “Tips for Teachers’ column in Zaghareet Magazine
2103 Electronic instructor of the Year
~International Ambassador of Bellydance competition

Now booking Teacher Training Certification Intensives for 2016-17. My teachers training intensives are designed to apply to teaching ALL styles of bellydance. The focus is on bellydance education & teaching methodologies rather then learning to teach a particular style.  My programs are well rounded & guide participants step by step thru the development of teaching skills & gaining knowledge that prepares one for successful career in  teaching bellydance. Contact me to arrange a teacher training intensive in your community!

What qualities me to facilitate bellydance teacher trainings?
Number one qualification is that I love teaching dance.  I’ve enjoyed  a life long career in professional dance performance (30 years and counting). My experience in bellydance performance includes travel to and performing in the middle east since 2008 and I’ve been teaching bellydance  full time for 18 years now.

I have one several awards for both my teaching and performance skills. Most recently I won the “Electronic Instructor of the year’ award in the International Ambassador of Bellydance competition. My latest instructional DVD “Tribaret Bellydance” is currently being sold globally  is getting rave reviews world wide. Also, I am the author of the “Tips for Teachers’ column that has been featured in international bellydance magazine, Zaghareet’ for the past 10 years. My column focuses exclusively on dance education and the art of teaching bellydance. in addition to all of this, I have completed two 200 hr yoga teacher training programs and have been a certified yoga instructor (RYT200) for 13 years. Aside from dance training, I have many years of education in anatomy, body mechanics, injury prevention, lesson planning, curriculum design and much more under my belt to share. My well rounded training, education & professional experience combined with my passion for quality in dance education uniquely prepared me to design and facilitate leading edge, comprehensive training intensives for those serious about being the best dance educators they can be.

I offer 3 levels of teacher training’s which correlate to teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced courses. Each are weekend intensive formats. All students start at level one regardless of their teaching experience. Contact me to schedule a weekend training intensive in your community!

Level 1 Teacher Training
Weekend Intensive
 4p-8p (F),  10a -4p (Sa-Su)

Safe warm ups & cool downs, teaching movement isolation’s, creating beginning level dance combos, designing lesson plans & beginning level courses, anatomy of basic posture, injury prevention, counting the beat, teaching & drilling beginning level zill technique, Exploring & practicing teaching methods, observing, assessing & correcting students, creating play lists for classes, professionalism & tips for promoting your classes.

Level II Teacher Training
Weekend Intensive
4p-8p (F),  10a -4p (Sa-Su)
$350 (optional certification testing additional $150)

Musicality! understanding musical phrasing, standard Arabic musical formats, rhythm identification, melodic instrument identification & qualities of movement that go with them. Learn to map music, methods for creating & leading students thru rhythm based dance combos, methods for teaching various drum rhythms on  zills, teaching veil, strategies for creating & teaching choreography, creating intermediate lesson plans & courses, learn many fun skill building class exercises,  explore music editing software , tips on organizing student showcase shows & haflas, community involvement. Must be level 1 certified to qualify for this intensive

Level III Teacher Training
Weekend Intensive (14 hrs of training)
4p-8p (F),  10a -4p (Sa-Su)
$350 (optional certification testing additional $150)

Teaching advanced layering techniques & combos, teaching dance & zill technique for 6/8 & 9/8 rhythms, drum solo choreography, Baladi progression, strategies for guiding students in developing improvisational skills & dance artistry, tips for teaching mixed level classes, developing pro-courses & specialty classes, implementing level testing, professional ethics, standards & the biz of bellydance, administration & managing your dance business ,show production. Must be level II certified to qualify for this intensive. 

Multi-Level Teacher Training
Week-long intensive
9a-4p (M-TH), 9a-12p (F)
$575 (optional certification testing additional $250)

covers course materials from levels I, II & III in one week! no previous certification required but its recommended that participants should be at  high intermediate to advanced performance skill level.