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Come Together Dance Teachers Convention

Following on from a successful inaugural convention in 2009, the 2012 Come Together Dance Teachers Convention will take place in Melbourne this April. The event will be held at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance.

Throughout the convention there will be specialised workshops, two full days of lectures for teachers, master classes and trade exhibitions.

A huge drawcard at the 2009 Convention was American motivational speaker Rhee Gold. Once again Rhee will be the opening keynote presenter this year and will hold two specialised workshops. “The chance to hear Rhee Gold alone is in itself an opportunity not to be missed”, cited Karen Malek, President of the Australian Teachers of Dancing.  “The tools and practical information Rhee shares in his sessions provides dance teachers with a new framework they can instantly apply to grow and develop their dance businesses.”

Rhee Gold

Marc Brew, Artistic Director of Marc Brew Company and esteemed choreographer will be the closing keynote speaker. Trained at VCASS and The Australian Ballet School, Mark is now based in the UK. Marc will perform during the convention and teach a contemporary master class.

Other master class teachers include Grant Davies, Kelley Abbey, Marco Panzic, Vicki Attard, Etienne Khoo and Christine Denny.

Other speakers include Janet Karin OAM, Wayne Aspinall, Grant Davies, Lisa Howell, Kelley Abbey, Vicki Attard, Lucinda Sharpe, Terrie Wayside and Nick Ilton.

The Teachers Convention will give dance educators a chance to come together with like-minded professionals to share information, ideas and most importantly enjoy the benefit of continuing their professional development.

Come Together Dance Teachers Convention
Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, North Melbourne

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 April 2012
More information can be found at www.atod.net.au/danceconvention

Top photo: Marc Brew

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