In an effort to develop DanceSport in the country, Botswana DanceSport Association (BODANSA) will next weekend embark on regional coaching clinics for all its affiliates.
The coaching clinics are also seen as an attempt to catch athletes young and also to subject them to an intensive technical skill development and awareness country wide.
BODANSA Administrative Secretary, Karabo Kemoabe, noted that for the technical and developmental initiative, they had decided to conduct two regional coaching clinics during this month, mainly targeting dancers. “Coaching clinics are development initiatives targeting the dancers and the student teachers. It focuses mainly on syllabus work. They are taught the basics of all the DanceSport disciplines, their technique, interpretation, the musical aspect, the dress code and grooming in general,” he said.
He explained that the clinics are held every year, with a minimum of four clinics in every year.
“They do serve the purpose to some extent but it’s a long process which the association is giving much attention,” he said.
He also noted that these
particular coaching clinics will be targeting dancers in the level sections.
“These particular clinics target dancers in the level sections, from level one up to four, who are required to do syllabus work,” he said.
Kemoabe also indicated that for level sections, local trainers are engaged but for dancers doing open work, the association engages external trainers. He further added that attendants give feedback about the coaches and how best they think the information can be dispensed to them.
The clinics will run from March 12th to march 14th at Serowe, Metsemasweu CJSS for affiliates in the Central and Northern Region and will continue from the 19th to 21st March at Mochudi, Radikolo Junior School for affiliates in the Southern, South East, South West and South Central Region.
BODANSA will on the 27th of March host their Annual General Meeting (AGM) where, among other things, a new committee will be elected to run the association for the 2010/11 term.