Webinar with Katayoun: How to Modify Class Content for Any Audience or Skill Level!

Recording of Live Webinar

As belly dancers with a unique expertise, we get all kinds of requests to teach a variety of different audiences. Sometimes, our training and experience does not prepare us for certain circumstances where we have to modify our material. On the other hand, there are specific audiences that may benefit from the dance concepts of belly dance and create new students. The good news is that these special circumstances often require you to just think differently about your approach, rather than revamping your whole approach, or comprising your dance values. That is the nature of adapting to different audiences and students.

The ability to adapt your teaching content to a wider range of audiences and students will help you,

  1. Advance your own skills as a dancer and teacher
  2. Create fresh new opportunities to share 'belly dance' and gain a larger following
  3. Open doors for more desirable and paying gigs

As a dance educator with two decades of teaching experience to a multitude of audiences in every type of venue, Katayoun will share the methodology that will help you say “Yes” to more desirable gigs and create more paying opportunities, without compromising your values or standards as a dancer.

Katayoun will walk you through the basic concepts of her multilevel teaching format, which is the foundation of her workshop, How to Teach Successful Multilevel Classes as well as the book, Oriental Dance Curriculum: A Complete Guide for the Belly Dance Teacher.

Then, we will explore how teachers can use these principles to,

  • Dig deep into a topic to challenge advanced dancers
  • Simplify complex concepts for beginners and short-term students
  • Extract specific elements of dance concepts for a specific audience

We also address specific questions and challenges for a lively Q & A discussion!

This webinar is a recording of live online event which took place on July 21, 2019.

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Your Instructor

Katayoun Hutson
Katayoun Hutson

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.

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