Course Description

Improve your ability to recognise and work with the unique needs of boys in the studio. 

Discover materials that can foster and inspire boys in dance.

2 hours time valued on demand CPD. Includes three months access.

Course aims

  • Describe the different experiences boys can have in dance
  • Identify factors that will foster engagement of boys in dance
  • Improve awareness of the potential for boys' unique experiences

Course outcomes

  • Identify four different ways to engage boys in dance
  • Utilise language and methods that encourages commitment to dance technique and etiquette
  • Understand how boys and girls can engage together and learn from each other




Dr Shona Erskine

As a psychologist specialising in the performing arts I work with you on your journey to become the performer, educator or director you want to be. I develop bespoke and evidence based solutions for the challenges you face. The learning in Dance Knowledge works with the same principles I employ in face to face psychological services.Practice Fostering mindful practice to establish workable techniques and habits.Performance Achieving personal goals and acclaimed levels of performance.Artistry Harnessing and understanding creativity and talent.Resilience Building strength and flexibility through mental and emotional toughness.

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Engaging boys in dance

    • Engaging boys in dance

    • Dancing

    • Questions to consider - dancing

    • Making

    • Questions to consider - making

    • Growing

    • Questions to consider - growing

    • Mentoring

    • Questions to consider - mentoring

  • 3

    Unique experiences

    • Unique experiences

    • Questions to consider - unique experiences

  • 4

    A dance culture for boys


This course is included in our Access All Courses, no lock in, monthly subscription.