JTA Regional Networking Events aim to get Belly Dance teachers together to get to know each other better, share ideas, problems and knowledge. The events are usually relaxed and informal and are hosted by JTA members, taking into account what they feel is specifically needed in their local area.
Events can range from a training event to any combination of dance or non-dance workshops, talks, discussions and ideas sharing. Events can even be just a get together to discuss local (and bigger!) issues over a cup of tea and a biscuit.
So far, some of our Networking Events have included sessions as diverse as on dyspraxia, using games in teaching, Feldenkrais technique, physiotherapy, dance movement medicine and learning styles. The programme of events is developing on a rolling basis, with plenty more thought provoking content coming in the future.
All of the events are not-for-profit. The JTA subsidises the events, for example by contributing towards venue, speaker or refreshment costs. Those who attend then pay a small fee to top this up. The fee varies according to the type and complexity of the event, but is kept as low as possible. A discount is available to JTA members.
The events are open to all Belly Dance Teachers, regardless of background or location.
You can find out what Networking Events are coming up on our News and Events page, the Belly Dance Teachers Network website or via the JTA or BDTNetwork Facebook pages. Local hosts will also spread the word directly amongst teachers they know in their area.
Any JTA member can host a Networking Event in their area. Get in touch with your Regional Networker to discuss your ideas, what is involved and possible dates. We will try to support you with ideas, make sure the event doesn't clash with others in the area, help publicise your event and (budget allowing) also subsidise your event.