ABOUT THE 2020 COUNTERTECHNIQUE TEACHER TRAINING (CTTT)
From 7-18 August 2020, the fifth biennial Countertechnique Teacher Training (CTTT) will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Directed by Countertechnique Founder Anouk van Dijk and Master Teacher Nina Wollny, a select group of aspiring and existing Teachers will come together to develop and practice their skills as Countertechnique Teachers.
For aspiring Teachers, the main focus of their first CTTT will be on gaining a basic understanding of the Countertechnique movement system from a teacher's perspective, and learning how to teach a basic Countertechnique class. Returning Countertechnique Teachers will use the CTTT to further develop their theoretical and pedagogical skills, and to research, reflect and further develop their intellectual and physical understanding of Countertechnique from a teacher’s perspective.
To join the CTTT program as an Aspirant, you're required to have at least three years of experience as a professional dancer. Previous teaching experience is an advantage, but not required. All aspiring Teachers are expected to have attended a substantial number of Countertechnique classes and to have taken part in one or more workshops by Anouk van Dijk or Nina Wollny, of which at least one ‘One Body, One Career’ Intensive (OBOC). Aspirants will be required to do a two-day ‘pre-CTTT’ training, in preparation for the CTTT in August 2020. Dates and location will be discussed with successful applicants. For most Aspirants it will be required to attend the OBOC in 2020 prior to the CTTT, either in Montreal (OBOC Montréal, 22 June – 4 July) or Amsterdam (OBOC Amsterdam, 25 July – 4 August) - more information about these events will be published early December.
At the end of the CTTT, the aspiring Teachers should know the general framework and exercises of a basic Countertechnique class (the Skeleton), should have an incorporated understanding of the Countertechnique Principle and be able to pro-actively apply Countertechnique tools in their own dancing. If these conditions are met, and if the Aspirant is able to confidently structure, build and lead a basic Countertechnique class, the Aspirant will graduate and receive an official Countertechnique Teacher Certification.
To learn more about the 2020 CTTT and the registration process, please read the 2020 CTTT FAQ SHEET. We highly recommend reading the FAQ at your earliest convenience, as the material required to submit your EOI requires preparation.
Everyone who is interested to participate in the CTTT, is required to complete their EOI Online Registration Form online by 10 November 2019. We do not accept applications by email.
Upon submitting your registration, you will have to pay a 45 euro registration fee. This registration fee covers the costs associated with the different members of our team assessing all applications. All fees associated with the CTTT upon acceptance into the program can be found in the FAQ sheet.
All applicants will be informed on the result of the selection procedure by 25 November 2019.
- Registration open: 14 October 2019
- Registration deadline: 10 November 2019
- Announcement selection candidates: 25 November 2019
REGISTER VIA OUR EOI ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM (no applications via email)
Before registering, please read the 2020 CTTT FAQ Sheet.
The CTTT Intensive 2020 will be hosted by Henny Jurriëns Studio (HJS), Amsterdam.