Movement Teacher Training Program with Dionne Kamara

Want to be a movement teacher for Union Square Play?! WE'RE HIRING!
Do you like working with young children? Do you have a dance or movement background? Do you have experience in early childhood studies? Join our teacher training program to become an educator for movement classes under our Director of Movement Dionne Kamara, exclusively at Union Square Play! Note that the training workshop will take place in the NYC area and will be on a weekend in September (based on availability of applicants; select from dates in the application).

Fill out this brief application and upload a resume and cover letter by August 8.

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Babies develop physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially into healthy human beings when they have a loving caregiver, plenty of floor time for developmental movement and exploration, good nutrition and adequate sleep. Healthy brain development in the early years from birth through age 5 is the foundation for children becoming integrated and grounded learners of the world. Using the methodology of Anne Green Gilbert’s 5-part lesson plan and BrainDance warmup exercises, this workshop will provide the tools for teaching infant/toddler with caregiver, child with caregiver, and pre-K/K creative dance classes that are developmentally sound. With over 25 years of teaching Brain Compatible Dance Education for infants/toddlers and early childhood, USP Director of Movement Dionne Kamara will share her experiences and know-how for structuring a playful, supportive environment for sensory-motor and social-emotional development using developmentally-appropriate techniques. The teacher training workshop will take place in the NYC area and will be on a weekend in September (based on availability of applicants; select from dates in the application).

CLASS DESCRIPTION

In case you're unfamiliar with Dionne's movement classes, Dionne Kamara is a New York-based movement teacher for children and caregivers with infants and toddlers. Classes are based on the fundamental patterns of human development and are intended for infants through children age 5. Classes are split into developmental stages of pre-crawlers, crawlers, and walkers. Each class explores dance elements and concepts through multi-sensory experiences, encourages tummy time and floor time, and promotes physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

TRAINING SCHEDULE AND NOTES
  • Applications are due August 8
  • Training workshop(s) will occur in NYC on Saturday 9/11, Sunday 9/12, Saturday 9/18, Sunday 9/19, Saturday 9/25, and/or Sunday 9/26 (based on availability of applicants)
  • New educators will host community classes
  • In-person teaching will begin in our physical spaces in October
  • Dionne will host ongoing monthly workshops for all new educators

APPLICATION

Please fill out the application below, including uploading your resume and cover letter, by August 8.