Artists Mentoring - New Offers from Danielle Teale Dance

This year launches the official Danielle Teale Dance mentoring and coaching packages. Two special packages developed to formalise and streamline the offer available to dance artists looking for support and to make a step change in their practice.

aep mentoring and coaching

The AEP mentoring and coaching offer is open to anyone looking for one-to-one support, shadowing opportunities or choreographic development in community and participatory settings. Three strands offer flexibility for all needs and can be made bespoke to each individual.

Danielle is an excellent mentor and I feel very privileged to have worked alongside her. She has such a wealth of experience and skill and her energy, creativity and passion are inspirational. She is always happy to give advice and support and to share resources. As well as encouraging me to reflect on my own practice she frequently offered constructive and detailed feedback on my teaching. Her mentoring equipped me with the skills, knowledge and confidence I needed to be able to set up my own Dance for Parkinson’s class; it was invaluable.
— Katharine Le Roux, teaching practice mentoring

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dancing with parkinson’s artists mentoring

Danielle has an astute and analytical approach and guides artists to discover methods and processes that work for them. As an internationally recognised specialist in the field of dance and Parkinson’s, she has developed a bespoke mentoring programme for artists working in this practice to share her skills and experience for the development of the sector. She has previously collaborated with People Dancing; Dance for Parkinson's Network and Trinity Laban's Dance & Health Learning Group to offer this bespoke mentoring programme to emerging dance in health artists.

I chose Danielle as a mentor after seeing her teach - her direct and fresh approach as a dance practitioner made me want to work with her. She gave me concrete tools on how to effectively lead coherent and well structured sessions and helped me deeply reflect on my role as a dance teacher. I very much enjoyed the time we spent together discussing and sharing experiences and I feel I gained more confidence in my practice as a result.
— Beatrice Ghezzi - Dance Artist, Ballet4Life and Art of Wellbeing

Shadowing and Mentoring Opportunity for dance artists

Danielle Teale Dance is working in collaboration with the Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK to offer artists new to the field of dance with Parkinson's an opportunity to expand their skills through shadowing of existing Dancing with Parkinson’s classes. Artists will also gain the opportunity to have one-to-one dance teacher mentoring from Danielle Teale.

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