Teacher Training

Teacher Training with Nagata Dance

Give children the gift of dance– learn the ropes of being a dance teacher through Nagata Dance’s Teacher Training program!

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 Teacher Training in a Nutshell

Nagata Dance takes passionate dance lovers and gives them the foundational skills and experience necessary to become successful dance teachers. Although a dance background is helpful while teaching, it is not a prerequisite for interested program participants. In the program, you will develop strong dance teaching and classroom management skills, as well as the confidence it takes to lead students. Nagata Dance will give you the tools you need for success. In fact, at Nagata Dance we believes so strongly in our Teacher Training program that we hire students straight out of the program to become official Nagata Dance teachers.

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The Nagata Dance Philosophy

Nagata Dance is a children’s dance school that focuses on positively encouraging and influencing the young body and mind. Nagata Dance believes that dance is a metaphor for life and our focus is never on achieving straighter legs or better turns, but rather on developing a sense of trust, teamwork, camaraderie and self-esteem within our dancers.

Nagata Dance Teacher Training Program Options

Nagata Dance offers two different training programs – Basic and Intensive. The Basic course is a two-week long program where you will work daily with Nagata Dance instructors, classes and workshops. The Intensive course is a five-week long program that covers the same topics as the Basic program in greater depth. All Nagata Dance Teacher Training programs follow the same model where aspiring teachers start out observing, directing and providing feedback to students and eventually move to co-teaching and leading.

 
What Will You Learn During Teacher Training
 

 Through the program you will gain hands-on experience interacting with children – Nagata Dance firmly believes no textbook can teach the intricacies and dynamics of a room full of children. You will enhance a wide variety of skills, from organization to communication and everything in between. Nagata Dance focuses on teaching you effective, positive and non-disruptive methods. You will learn the difference between controlling a classroom and connecting with individual students. For the classroom, you will learn how to capture attention, hold focus and keep the classroom engaged. For individual students, you will learn ways to teach self-esteem, listening, and teamwork skills. By the end of the program, you will be able to handle classrooms of all ages and abilities.

 

History of the Teacher Training Program

 

The Nagata Dance teaching foundation was formed and inspired through the renowned National Dance Institute in New York City, The Ailey School and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Additional structure and depth has been built into the program through years of dedication and consistent evaluations both in New York and in San Francisco.

 
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About Nagata Dance

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Welcome Parents!

Please find your child's school below for performance information!  

Music links are centered below.

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ALAMO ELEMENTARY AFTER-SCHOOL

Hip-Hop Hooray!

Performance: May 19 at 3:45 PM

Location: Room 104

Dance Troupe

Performance: March 21 at 3:45 PM

Location: Room 104

 

CHINESE IMMERSION SCHOOL AT DEAVILA

Spring Performance: May 2 at TBD

Location: School Auditorium

 

FRENCH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO

Creative Movement

Performance: May 27 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

Beginning Hip Hop!

Performance: May 27 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

Hip Hop Hooray!

Performance: May 29 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

Dance Troupe

Performance: May 29 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

 

NIHONMACHI LITTLE FRIENDS

After School Program

Dress Rehearsal: April 30 at NLF site (to be confirmed)

Childrens Performance: May 3

Location: Peace Plaza

 

 

ROSA PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1st Grade Creative Movement

Performance: March 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Location: Auditorium

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO FRIENDS SCHOOL

Creative Movement

Performance: May 23 at 4:30 PM

Location:Room 234

Dance Troupe

Performance: May 23 at 4:30 PM

Location: Room 234

Dance Team

Performance: May 23 at 4:30 PM

Location: Room 234

 

Music Links for Spring Session

"Can You Feel It"

"Down the Road"

"Happy"

"I'm Happy"

"Move It"

"Night Run"

"Shock"

"Yeah, Yeah"

 

 

Winter Session 

ALAMO ELEMENTARY AFTER-SCHOOL

Hip-Hop Hooray!

Performance: March 17 at 3:45 PM

Location: Room 104

Dance Troupe

Performance: March 5 at 3:40 PM

Location: Room 104

 

CHINESE IMMERSION SCHOOL AT DEAVILA

Chinese New Year Parade Team

All School Showing at 1:00 PM

Location: Yard

Parade Day: Feb. 15, 2014

Location: Downtown San Francisc

 

 

COMMODORE SLOAT SCHOOL

Chinese New Year Parade Team

All School Assembly: Jan. 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Location: Auditorium

Parade Day: Feb. 15, 2014

Location: Downtown San Francisco

 

 

FRENCH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO

Creative Movement

Performance: March 18 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

Beginning Hip Hop!

Performance: March 18 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

 

Hip Hop Hooray!

Performance: March 13 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

Dance Troupe

Performance: March 13 at 4:30 PM

Location: Cafetorium

 

 

NIHONMACHI LITTLE FRIENDS

After School Program

Dress Rehearsal: Feb. 13  

Performance: Feb. 23

Location: Palace of Fine Arts

 

 

 

COMMODORE SLOAT SCHOOL

Chinese New Year Parade Team

All School Assembly: Jan. 30, 2014 at TBD

Location: Auditorium

Parade Day: Feb. 15, 2014

Location: Downtown San Francisco

 

 

ROSA PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-After School Dance Club

Hip Hop Hooray!

Performance: Feb. 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Location: TBD

 

 

ROSA PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1st Grade Creative Movement

Performance: March 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Location: Auditorium

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO FRIENDS SCHOOL

Creative Movement

Performance: March 7 at 4:30 PM

Location:Room 234

Dance Troupe

Performance: March 7 at 4:30 PM

Location: Room 234

 

 

Music Links for Winter Session

 
 
 
 
 

About Nagata Dance

Nagata Dance's History

Nagata Dance was born from a need to service the children in local neighborhoods. Founded in 2002, Nagata Dance became a mainstay in the Bay Area in 2008.

Corrine Nagata is the founder and president of Nagata Dance. Ms. Nagata trained under several key figures in both the dance and education world. While in New York City, Ms. Nagata worked with legends such as Jacques D'Amboise, former NYC Ballet Principal Dancer and Founder of the National Dance Institute, as well as Arthur Mitchell, former NYC Ballet Principal Dancer and Founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. To develop her teaching foundation, Ms. Nagata blended their expertise with her experience working with varying students from challenging public schools and neighborhoods in New York City.

In order to create the desired teaching program utilized by all Nagata Dance teachers today, Ms. Nagata also studied under Bay Area educators; including, Arlene Leitner, a retired Pre K Special Ed teacher within the SF public school system, as well as Reginald Ray Savage, Director of the dance department for the Oakland School of the Arts.

Through the years, Nagata Dance has tried and tested teaching methods. It has built a program that is adaptable to many different needs, abilities and attitudes. Today, Nagata Dance partners with schools, elder care facilities, and private groups to deliver award-winning dance instruction and self-confidence boosts to eager participants.

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Nagata Dance's Method

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Ms. Nagata drew from her academic training as well as her personal training to create the Nagata Dance teaching methodology that all Nagata Dance teachers use.

Unlike other dance companies, Nagata Dance is not trying to develop professional dancers. Instead, students are challenged to rise to a higher standard, be accountable for their actions, and grow collectively instead of just individually.

The curriculum of Nagata Dance stands apart from other schools because of the clear directions and clear consequences that are consistent in each and every class. Students thrive from the structure provided, resulting in positive personal growth. Nagata dancers are all able to find success despite varying ability levels because of the consistent structure that is instilled into each session.

Classrooms range in size, from eight to 88 students. Each class begins with basic motor skills to build confidence, followed by activities to raise heart rates so dancers feel invigorated, and finally choreography is taught in small, broken-down steps so that the class graduates to new moves and levels on a steady pace together.

The Nagata Dance method creates a relationship amongst peers, and instills joy, self-confidence and pride.

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