The Dance Podcast
About This Show
Inspired by big dreams, big let downs and authentic conversations with some of North America's most successful dancers; the Dance Podcast is a series of interviews designed to inspire, share and connect dancers pursuing a career in the industry.
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#097 Sarah Calvert. Dance Academic. Creator of International Dance Teaching Standards. Competition Director.
4 days ago
She has a beautiful blend of Dance Experience, Academia and Entrepreneurialism and we cover it all. From the struggle of placing Dance as both a Sport and an Art, to to Performance Psychology, to Dance Program Development - Sarah shares her thoughts and experiences over the years. Sarah Calvert studied Contemporary Dance at Simon Fraser University and where she also received a second Bachelors degree in Education. She then graduated from the University of Victoria with a Masters Degree in Coaching Studies. During these studies she engaged in analytical and tactical research in Skill Acquisition, Motor Development and Performance Psychology as it applies to dance teaching when regarding “dance as sport.” It was during this time that the IDTS program was further developed to include subject topics such as Team Cohesion, Competitive Dance Issues and Biomechanics. Academically Sarah is now actively working towards a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of British Columbia. Sarah has taken it upon herself to stay current with certifications completing the Canadian Dance Teachers Association – Stage Division teacher certification, the Acrobatic Arts certification, the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Personal Trainers Certification, the National Coaching Certification Program Level III, Pre-School Coaching Certification Program and various workshops within the Educators Alliance.