Me&MyBest is an international Online Course for professional company- and freelance dancers in English language. It is part of the Academy's onTour Series.
If you want to learn how your yourself can enhance your performance while you prevent your own injuries then this is your course.
The 10-months course is designed as such that it is manageable next to dancers' enormous workload, and terminates with a certificate, if the dancer wishes to do so (see course description).
Me&MyBest takes place every first Sunday of a month and here you can find the information for download. Next program start is March 2023 (the courses for 2022 as well as Me&MyBest-Program-Starts until February 2023 are sold out).
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. Moreover, it is essential to communicate those wishes to superiors, insist on rights, but also communicate shortcomings. Me&MyBest provides the knowledge to do that.
Based on the motto "Knowledge is Power", this course is providing the most essential knowledge for professional dancers of all backgrounds and styles with regard to performance enhancement and injury prevention. Me&MyBest introduces the practical implementation of dance medicine as an "economy pack": by focusing on the individual, practically implemented dance medicine boosts performance while it prevents injuries, inextricably linked, with the aim of making dancers autonomous, proactive, and self-responsible, successfull and healthy. 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 live, targeting dancers' very needs, based on her 25 years of experience in working and helping company, freelance, and vocational dancers of all backgrounds and styles worldwide.
Over 10 months, with one Sunday per month, the dancer receives 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), UNESCO. If dancers do not want to hand in a paper they are free to finish the course with a confirmation of attendance.
Duration: 10 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 on special conditions. 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. practical training for dancers once a week, except for holidays); single days € 175,- (excl. practical training for dancers) can be booked. However, due to the intrinsic red thread of the course, content from other course days is not repeated for single bookers, to ensure the quality and flow for those, who book the whole course.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: to ensure our high quality we have restricted numbers of participants in each course run. Make sure to book your course soon before we are sold out. Course runs starting in 2022 until February 2023 are sold out.
Check out what people say about our programs (click on the pictures for the video feedback):
“I wanna spend a couple words to say how grateful I am for Me&MyBest. This course has initiated a beautiful journey of discovery and learning and it has given me the tools to improve my wellbeing as an athlete and as a performer. So, I truly recommend it to any aspiring and professional dancer out there. It will spark so much curiosity, it will give you so much knowledge. And knowledge is power. So go on, find out more, dive into it and enjoy! […]
Attending this course has opened my mind, new paths of thought have taken place and I feel more in control of my career as a professional ballet dancer. There is so much knowledge to make treasure of to be healthier and to feel empowered as an athlete/artist. Thank you for the great energy and inspiration!”
“Why Me&MyBest … Well, it is already in the title. The first word you can read is “Me”. So finally, this is a course where the priority is YOU! And after, with the knowledge and the patience of Judith-Elisa Kaufmann, you will receive so many informations, your approach will change completely at work… […] So, if you want to love yourself, if you want to meet new people, if you want to have fun, and if you want to share with them, knowledge and information, then I would say: do it, have fun – and for my personal experience, you will feel so powerful as a person after this course and this is really important in our job, in our career…”