Performing Arts Professional Development
Behind every star is an inspiring teacher
Performing Arts PD
Performing arts education is critical and you, the pedagogues that inspire a love of the performing arts daily, deserve a professional development resource that energises and inspires you.Performing Arts Professional Development is a hub of collegiate learning and sharing of ideas and experiences to renew and refresh your practice. Sarah Marshall, Founder
Who We Are
Whether our backgrounds are in dance, theatre or music, as performing artists and educators we seek to energise and inspire teachers through best practice professional development. Addressing context specific challenges and promoting performing arts pedagogy through quality online education.
Join us...because seriously,
performing arts educators are a lot of fun!
Renew your practice
Enrich your journey and rejuvenate your performing arts practice with one of our available online courses.
Take one of our industry specific online courses and collaborate with other like-minded educators to empower your working week.
Bringing out their Best
Add a spark to your working week with our weekly Blog or Podcast, Bringing Out Their Best.
Be energised by a snippet of contemporary research to add some zest to your performance space or hear an interview with another performing arts educator on how they develop their performing arts practice.
Refresh your spirit and renew your performing arts pedagogy
“Sarah presents research-based information in an engaging way and helps to equip students with tools to overcome performance anxiety, building confidence on the stage.
It is of note that each workshop is created in a customised way with strategies tailored to the individual students attending the workshop.
Both students and Music staff value Sarah’s expertise and the supportive and encouraging way in which material is delivered in her workshops.”
Lynette Clarke, Head of Music, Abbotsleigh
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
There are no exams or assignments.
We believe connecting you with other educators and sharing ideas across the globe will allow for a richer learning experience.
To conclude each course is an online Discussion Forum asking you to reflect on your experiences and giving you the opportunity to collaborate and respond to others ideas and reflections.
After contributing to the Discussion Forum, the participant is given course accreditation.
If there is a particular area of interest that is not currently covered by the courses on this site, please let us know via the contact form. We are committed to being relevant and are keen to develop new ideas.
Courses are for performing arts educators who work with students of all ages.
Each course has a Panel indicating the ages of students the content is addressing, children, teens or adults.
Courses are for all performing arts educators. with Music, Drama and Dance Educators being the focus of this platform.
Each course has a Panel indicating suitability for teachers of dance, drama or music.
If you have a course you would like offered on this platform we would love to hear about it. Please send us your proposal via the contact form including a brief outline for the proposed course and a brief bio of your industry and/or pedagogical experience.
Courses are for all performing arts educators.
Each course has a Panel indicating suitability for teachers of dance, drama or music and ages of students the content is addressing.
If you are unhappy with the course and do not believe it reflects the advertised material then a refund is available within 7 days of purchase.
Simply contact us via the contact page with your order number and reason why you believe a refund is applicable.
We will immediately assess your request and issue a refund accordingly.
Performing Arts PD is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WHY DO WE COLLECT IT?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
This Personal Information is obtained in correspondence by email, via our website performingartspd.com and from other publicly available sources such as social media. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
- For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
- For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
- With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
- Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
- Where required or authorised by law.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
Performing Arts PD will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
MAINTAINING THE QUALITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
“Equipped me with new aspects to consider and a new vocabulary to address our students”
– Music Educator
“Pertinent to our jobs, very applicable and engaging by a professional in our field”
– Drama Educator
“Opened my eyes to realise how we react so differently to stress and anxiety and therefore how many different strategies there are for handling them”
– Head of Performing Arts