Are You Ready to Start Teaching?
Recommendations and a Self- Assessment
It’s a question many dancers ask when they consider the next step in their career.
Experience, training, technique and essential knowledge are obvious requirements on your checklist. But as every new teacher discovers, teaching requires so much more we wish we knew before we jumped into it.
Join Katayoun to explore 10 essential questions to consider before accepting a belly dancer teacher position.
A recent transplant to San Diego, CA, Katayoun Hutson is a master teacher, author and national presenter. She served the Washington, D.C. area as a respected leader in the performing arts community for two decades, earning a reputation among students and colleagues as a passionate and dedicated creative force. Founder of the Mosaique Collaborative (formerly Mosaique Center for Cultural Arts) in Sterling, VA, she specializes in Iranian and Arab dance traditions with approximately 400 hours of advanced and specialty training in Middle Eastern dance and music. An educator and dance instructor with over 8,000 teaching hours in the classroom and the studio, her methodology highlights the aesthetics of cultural dance with a body positive approach aimed for dancers of all ages and abilities.
Katayoun is author of “Oriental Dance Curriculum, A Complete Guide for the Belly Dance Teacher: Beginner to Multilevel,” which is the first globally-distributed curriculum guide for teaching belly dance. Trained through the University of Virginia Curry School of Education in curriculum, instruction, human development and learning theory, Katayoun merges her classroom experience as a school teacher and her leadership in the belly dance community to bring tried and true teaching methods to the belly dance classroom.
Katayoun shares her expertise in teaching, offering topics ranging from multilevel classes and class formats to curriculum and lesson planning. She also shares her knowledge and perspective of entrepreneurship as well as self-publishing.