Teachers Training Summit

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All great teachers we’ve met like it nerdy… in fact, the nerdier the better. Whether you are working full-time in your local scene, teach at international camps, teach for your local non-profit association, or hold drop-in classes at a university, as a teacher you are passionate about the dance and share the desire to improve. We have created a 5-day seminar that will give you deep insight in how to run your scene and become a better teacher.

All the facts at one glance

What: Pedagogy, didactics, community building and business skills for dance teachers.
When: Mon August 14th to Fri August 18th, 2017

  • Adamas Kangseok Kim from Swing It in Korea
  • Ali Taghavi from SwingStep in Germany
  • Kris Blindert from SwingStep in Germany
  • Pieter Aart Schouten from the Netherlands
  • Ron Dobrovinsky from Holy Lindy Land in Israel

Language: English
Where: SwingStep Studio in Berlin, Rudolfstraße 1-3, 10245 Berlin
Price: 390 Euro* for 30h of teachers training

*SPECIAL NOTE: Because of the special nature of this workshop it’s priced higher than a regular dance workshop. However, we don’t want the price to be a limiting factor for you. If you need help to afford participating, please send us an email at ali@swingstep.com so that we can figure out a way to make it work for you and for us.

Registration is open, just scroll down 🙂

You’ll learn how to:

  • Pedagogy – How to break down and explain dance moves and ideas
  • Didactics – How to create a strong teaching program with good exercises
  • Community – How to get more students to your classes and grow your community
  • Business – How to sustain a dance career and even afford employees

Detailed program with description


Option 1

Option 2

11:00 – 13:45 Using Mental Models to help your students to be their own best teacher.
with Ali
13:45 - 15:15Lunch
15:15- 18:00Motor Learning for dance teachers - The scientific principles of how we acquire movement - in the context of dancing, presenting practical ways for implementation in class design and dance training.
with Ron


11:00 – 13:45 Effective Practice - what differs practice from learning, what makes practice effective, practice methods for swing dancers that bring better results
with Ron
How to sustain a dance career and even afford employees
with Ali
13:45 - 15:15Lunch
15:15- 18:00Creative excercises - How to come up with the right excercise on the spot.
with Pieter Aart


11:00 – 13:45 Syllabus Creation
How to plan a good class and course program
with Kris
Introduction of Korean Swing Dance scene. Learn about it's history and influence on other Asian countries.
with Adamas
13:45 - 15:15Lunch
15:15- 18:00Kinesiology & Training principles - understanding of how our body creates movement, designing more effective & healthier classes, avoiding overloading the body and preventing injuries.
with Ron


11:00 – 13:45 Active listening skills for dance teachers
with Pieter Aart
Pedagogy – How to break down and explain dance moves and ideas
with Kris
13:45 - 15:15Lunch
15:15- 18:00Class content creation with Pieter Aart and KrisUnderstanding of Korean Swing Dance System. Learning about the Swing Bar and Clubs, their big events and various groups.
with Adamas


11:00 – 13:45 Speak so they'll understand exactly what you mean.
with Pieter Aart
Swing Business - Business Extension and Internal Stability. Followed by a Q&A and discussion session.
With Adamas
13:45 - 15:15Lunch
15:15- 17:00Putting it all together - Using what you planned MIXED with what feedback you are getting AND the knowledge you have about Mental Models, exercise making and flow to make a decision about where to take the actual class. Should you deviate? should you push harder? should you take a step back?
With Pieter Aart and Ali
17:15- 18:00Finalizing the week with Ali

* All class times include breaks
* It is possible that the schedule changes until the event

Evening socials and hangouts

Berlin is a vibrant city with many opportunities for great activities. We’ll offer some evening activities where you’ll hang out with and get to know your fellow teachers better. This is a great way to create strong bonds and long-term contacts with people you might like to work with in the future.

Monday: Regular social at SwingStep studio. Every Monday evening, we have a lovely social dance in Berlin where you can meet, dance and mingle with many local dancers. Have a look if you enjoy the vibe, the dancing and tell us what you think 🙂

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Speakeasy party
After the last evening class, we will close the studio for the public and make it a cozy late night hangout for all the guests of the Teachers Training Summit. We will have the bar ready to serve you drinks, Music to listen and dance too, but mainly an environment where you can mingle with the other people from the camp to hear each other’s stories and to get to know each other even better.


Friday: Party with live music

ADD-ON: Weekend dance workshop

We placed our Sensa(c)tion Berlin weekend workshop right before this camp so that you can both see how our teachers handle the pedagogic tools in class AND satisfy your craving for more dancing. Click here for more information.


As a teacher you have the power to create the dance scene you love. Sign up for Teaching Summit and get ready to make an impact on your Lindy Hop world.

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