Me&MyBest is an international Online Course for professional dancers, who want to learn how they themselves can enhance their performance, while preventing their injuries, by practically implementing dance medicine and science into daily dance routines. The 11-months course is designed as such that it is manageable next to dancers' enormous workload, and terminates with a certificate, related to many benefits (see course description).
Background & Aims:
Not only in times of a pandemic it is essential for dancers to be autonomous, able to take their lives and matters into their own hands. In order to do exactly that they need content knowledge on dance medicine and science, which enables them to plan their training effectively or judge, based on evidence, what is good for their health and wellbeing in their daily work environments and routines.
Based on the motto "Knowledge is Power", this course is providing the most essential knowledge for professional dancers of all background and styles with regard to performance enhancement and injury prevention to enable them to become autonomous, proactive and self-responsible. Such education should already start in the young, which is why this course also addresses young dancers in vocational education (i.e., training to become a professional).
International (university) lecturer, author and dance medical specialist Judith-Elisa Kaufmann
has compiled and is teaching the course, targeting dancers' very needs, based on her 20 years of experience in working and helping company, freelance, and vocational dancers of all backgrounds and styles worldwide.
Over 10 months, with one Saturday per month, the dancer requires comprehensive knowledge in theory and practice from 11 LIVE lectures and seminars. Classes and seminars are held online and participants are supplied with equally comprehensive course material. After ten months, participants can write a short paper, reflecting on their new knowledge and its transfer into their own practice (5-10 pages, in English or German language). This paper is used to qualify them for the certificate. Additional certification is available through the International Dance Council (CID).
Duration: 11 months (provided all 11 lectures were consumed). If a lecture is missed, the dancer always has the possibility to attend the upcoming next equivalent in the next course run, or catch up via recording. Course materials are provided in any case.
Volume: online seminars, practical workshops, final paper assessment (120 hours); own reading, writing and course preparation throughout the year (30 hours)
Costs: certified course € 999,- (incl. Workout 4 Dancers); single days € 150,- (excl. Workout 4 Dancers);
For participants of the whole course, payment of course fees by installments is possible. Please contact our office, if you wish to pay the course fees split into smaller sums.
Next program start is 1st May 2021
and the program description is ready for download here: Me&MyBest Details
Due to the program design, which is running in a loop over a year, participants can join anytime and complete the certificate after they have finished all their 11 lectures and paper.