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"Not just your average dance program"

DOTS Philosophy

The idea of this course originated by realising there was a gap in general activities on offer for children that require specialized support, understanding and / or monitoring.

There are many dance teachers who offer a space for such children in their dance schools, however, as I have taught & assisted many children of this nature during my career, I have come to see that although dance is fun for them,there could also be a more positive outcome for them to greater improve their needs & skills.

It was at this point I became familiar with the DIR Floortime Model and decided to incorporate their philosophies with my knowledge & understanding of dance, anatomy, music & extensive experience working with children in this environment over the past 30 years.

In so doing it is the aim of Dance Over the Spectrum ( D.O.T.S ) to offer not only classes in dance for fun , but to assist with developing & building neurological pathways for oratory, fine & gross motor skills as well as social skills to better equip the children throughout their lives.

The course will also offer feedback & reflection to the parent / guardian & discussion ( where necessary ) to have a clearer partnership between the class leader, student & Parent / guardian in the hope of creating an actual outcome in a fun & social atmosphere

Sharyn Constable

Founder

 
 

DOTS Founder

After over 30 years of teaching in the dance industry I became aware of the lack of programs for children requiring specialised assistance, with needs that were not being addressed by mainstream dance teaching techniques & dance education courses. This led me to investigate further the needs & requirements for these children & eventually led me to Profectum & their introductory DIR Floortime Model.

After completion of this course I had attained a far greater understanding of how I would be able to integrate my vast knowledge of dance & music to create a valuable, safe & fun learning space for these children.

It was this thinking that excited & inspired me too create  D.O.T.S 

Sharyn studied classical ballet & dance for 14 years & furthered studies for 15 years in dance related subjects.

Genres of classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, flamenco, diet & nutrition, Pilates & body strength & conditioning.

  • ARAD

  • Advanced teaching diploma of Royal Academy Of Dance

  • Diploma in Dance History

  • Diploma in Anatomy

  • Diploma in Psychology & Child Development

  • Currently serving on the board of examiners for the Royal Academy of Dance

  • Completed introduction to Profectum DIR - Floortime Model

       & currently engaging in DIR - Floortime Model Professional course​

  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assesment

  • St.Johns first aid certificate

  • WWC0313026E

  • Professionals Certificate DIR-Floortime

Inspiration

Professional Qualifications

 

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sharyn@dotsdanceoverthespectrum.com

 

Contact Us

Office Hours

8.30 am - 3.00 pm

 

Locations

Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre

114 March Street, Richmond

Luke Priddis Foundation

High St, Penrith NSW

PAWS Dance Studio,

Batt St, Sth Penrith

Crows Nest Centre

Crows Nest

Now taking expressions of interest for Blacktown, Liverpool and Rose Bay areas