Resources & Learning

Team-Building 101 with Wingman

Team-Building 101 with Wingman
Join Ian Hockley, Executive Director of Dylan's Wings of Change and Jessica Michaels. Global Program Director of Wingman for Dance, as they discuss Team-Building 101 basic concepts. Learn the four basics of genuine team-bonding/trust-building activities, the five stages of group development, how to establish positive group norms and properly sequence activities. You'll also learn how to reflect and discuss to embed social and emotional learning skills and achieve group consensus.

How Wingman Works

How Wingman Works

What is Wingman for Dance and how does it work? 

The Wingman program is a youth-led, social and emotional learning program of team-bonding/trust-building activities inspiring children to be more empathetic, courageous and inclusive young leaders. Wingman for Dance is designed for the dance industry.

7 Simple Ideas to Improve The Culture of Your Dance Studio

7 Simple Ideas to Improve The Culture of Your Dance Studio

Social media has exponentially increased the negative effects of our culture of competition, critique and judgement and made it increasingly difficult for children to understand how to cultivate a healthy self-image and develop strong communication and relationship skills. These social and emotional skills are what give dancers a genuine sense of community, connection and acceptance among their peers.

Luckily, the concern for the mental health of our young generation is finally reaching the mainstream - and the dance industry.