FEATURE: Being A Dance Education Advocate – Royal Academy of Dance, March 2017

 

Writing. Dancing.

I had graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, qualified as a journalist and established myself as a dance writer.

 

Learning. Teaching.

Furthering my knowledge of dance and teaching by studying with a world-renowned dance education institution seemed like a natural next step.

 

Dance Education: Royal Academy of Dance

Every time I dance, I turn into a better version of myself. Essentially, dance excites me – and that is true whether I am participating in dance, watching dance or writing about dance.

Attaining a place as a student on the Royal Academy of Dance’s BA (Hons) Dance Education programme in 2014 marked the start of an enriching experience that has equipped me with the skills and understanding to fully appreciate the complexities of dance, art and education. The syllabus covers dance in relation to the disciplines of anatomy, cultural studies, health, history, music, pedagogy, philosophy, psychology, sociology and more. This truly rounded education in dance has enhanced my previously established skill set, ensuring my teaching practice is informed and impassioned.

Being invited to feature as a Dance Education advocate for the Royal Academy of Dance’s 2017 social media campaign ‘Meet the Student’ was a fitting way to acknowledge the learning journey I have been on.

Finding ways to continue my development in dance as a practitioner, writer and teacher is important to me. Working hard is part of my personality; a part that has undoubtedly been nurtured by my involvement in dance!

I can’t wait to see where dance (and my work ethic) will take me next.

 

A photograph of Georgina Butler used for the Royal Academy of Dance 'Meet the Student' social media campaign. Georgina is standing at a ballet barre in a dance studio, with her right hand gently resting on the barre. Her left leg is stretched out to the side, high in the air, in a développé à la seconde. The words 'meet the student' are prominently displayed in the bottom-right corner of the image. The text is red and styled in the Royal Academy of Dance brand's typeface.

Georgina Butler. Meet the Student. Royal Academy of Dance social media campaign. BA (Hons) Dance Education.

Georgina Butler. Meet the Student. Royal Academy of Dance social media campaign. BA (Hons) Dance Education.

 

Georgina Butler. Meet the Student. Royal Academy of Dance social media campaign. BA (Hons) Dance Education. Facebook.

Georgina Butler. Meet the Student. Royal Academy of Dance social media campaign. BA (Hons) Dance Education. Facebook.

Georgina Butler. Meet the Student. Royal Academy of Dance social media campaign. BA (Hons) Dance Education. Facebook.

 

Georgina Butler pictured as part of the Royal Academy of Dance Meet the Student social media campaign. Published on Facebook.

Georgina Butler pictured as part of the Royal Academy of Dance Meet the Student social media campaign. Published on Facebook.

Georgina Butler pictured as part of the Royal Academy of Dance Meet the Student social media campaign. Published on Facebook.

 

Royal Academy of Dance Meet the student social media campaign. Portrait image of Georgina Butler topped by the words: What has fascinated me the most is the sheer breadth of study I have been able to engage in. Published on Twitter.

Royal Academy of Dance Meet the student social media campaign retweet by the RAD Library. Retweeted text says: 'Georgina Butler certainly studies widely, she currently holds the record for the most number of books out on our library table at any one time!'

 

 

 

Georgina Butler is an editor, a dance writer and a ballet teacher.

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