17 November 2022 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET

Motor Learning Principles and Teaching Strategies Applied to Technique Classes

This interactive webinar will examine theoretical models (V-A-K, 4MAT Learning Styles, Gardner Multiple Intelligences Theory) that address dance students’ diverse learning styles, as well as teacher preferences. You will also explore helpful teaching strategies and approaches according to students’ personal preferences and learning styles, personal strengths, and difficulties.


  • Learn about students’ diverse personal preferences and learning styles, in the context of dance training.
  • Identify how Learning-style theories may be applied to dance teaching.


  • Gain a deeper understanding of motor learning theories and principles applied to dance (e.g., Open-loop/Closed-loop systems).
  • Have increased knowledge of the wide spectrum of dance teaching styles, their advantages and disadvantages, and reflect on your own preferred teachings styles and methods.
  • Be able to plan class content and teaching  approaches, according to students’ stages of motor learning and personal needs.


  •     Computer or mobile device with internet connection
  •     Speakers


  • The webinars will be presented via Zoom
  • The webinars will be recorded. The recording will be made available to all registrants

CPD Hours:

  • 2 hours Time-Valued CPD
  • Hours awarded regardless if you attend live or view the recording

Jo-Anne La Flèche

Jo-Anne La Flèche is a clinical psychologist at L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, a professional dance school based in Montréal, where she teaches performance psychology to students, psycho-pedagogy to dance educators, and provides counseling sessions.

She has given workshops and lectures to the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA), the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), the RAD/Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s SunDance, and the Dance Bridge Project. She is a psychology consultant for Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine, and a contributor to the Dance Current.

She is the current Co-President of Healthy Dancer Canada and is a member of PAMA, IADMS, The Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health, and the International Working Group on Personal Safety.

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Key Information

Time Duration Fee
1:30 - 3:30 pm ET 2 Hours $30: Members
$40: Non-Members

Who can attend?

Teachers and those enrolled on the CBTS programme.