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We think every child, youngster and adult deserves the chance and can develop the confidence to perform on a stage – and enjoy it! We believe in empowering youth to take responsibility, to lead, to develop their personality on stage and – most importantly – to help each other to excel. And with 10 years of experience we know the results of our approach. You will become a better Dancer. And you will love it.
Strive for excellence in all things, but above all think about what you can do for your team. In Danceteam we believe that the “team” aspect of dancing is just as important as the “dance” aspect and that anyone can become good enough for a stage with proper coaching and a good team to work with. 99% of our dancers go on to perform on big stages to hundreds of people – a result of tight teamwork and the commitment to work as one.
We believe that no modern organization should exist without claiming a stake in society. Our daily work is about empowering youth through the performing arts.
We nurture an international network of dancers with strong Danceteams in Finland, Tanzania, Germany, England, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland and Madagascar with associates and affiliated organisations in many other countries. Having an international, intercultural mind-set is part of our DNA – and something we work hard on imparting on our pupils.
How we work?
Danceteam International operates at primary and secondary schools as well as universities and colleges. Partner organisations get their very own dance teacher who will then provide fun dance classes as well as prepare Danceteamers for their first performance. That we come to you instead of you having to go to a dance studio is not the only aspect that makes us unique. Our network is truly international with English as the official language. The exchange between pupils from different member schools and countries is fostered as one of our founding principles.
Our captains program
Our captains are the backbone of our organization. Like any team captain our captains are expected to put in the hours for their team – by working hard on both their dancing and their leadership skills. “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.” – L. Beethoven.
Our captains are expected to attend special advanced dance classes, workshops and prep classes that challenge them as well as providing tools to develop their dancing skills. In addition to this, captains receive training and support form the management team and instructors throughout the year. Our goal is to help a captain develop as a team player, dancer and leader. All our captains are expected to be or grow into leaders of our dance community. Our leadership programme provides the captains with the tools and a forum to develop their skills as leaders.
Our junior instructors program
We offer a path to become a Danceteam Instructor for those, who show the necessary commitment and motivation. Many of the captains are promoted to be junior instructors after their leadership and dance level has improved sufficiently. However, a young dancer can become a junior instructor without being a captain first, if he or she shows the motivation and skills required.
We provide junior instructors training program, to guide our young dancers though the process of becoming instructors and starting to teach their own team. In addition to training sessions together with all the junior instructors, management team members have one on one meetings and discussions with junior instructors and junior instructor candidates to provide support and guidance throughout the process. Having grown from within Danceteam, these new instructors know our values by heart and are committed to share the Danceteam spirit to their own students.