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Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher Training School Regulation


Scuolatoro of Antwerpen

In order to register at a School, the person interested in doing so, will receive a copy of these rules from the School Director. He\she will then have to read it, sign it to testify having read it and accepted it, and return it to the Director of the School. Following which the Director will provide the person interested with a registration form which is to be filled out, signed and returned.

 The person interested will have to authorize the Director, in written form, to communicate his personal data to Scuolatoro.

These rules are meant for the Directors who are already using the Work System in Net with Tutors.

 The Directors who, on the other hand, are not already using the Work System in Net with Tutors but are interested in implementing it in the School they direct, can contact Claudete Sant’Anna or Eliane Matuk in order to receive further relative information.

 1. Introduction

All Schools of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System are under the coordination of Scuolatoro Cooperative Society. The schools follow a Regulation Guide containing this Regulation and the Unique Teacher Training Program in Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System, which cannot be modified by the Director of the School.

2. Admissions

The student who desires to undertake the Biodanza Rolando Toro System teacher-training course will have to present him\herself to the Director of the Scuolatoro Training School he\she intends to register at.

 After having partaken in a minimum of fifty hours of vivencia, with the exception of particular cases based on the educational-formative criterion expressed by the Tutor Teaching Body, the student interested will have to be presented by a Tutor Teacher, who will certify for the student’s previous participation to the minimum of 50 hours of vivencia required, or present a certificate released by a Registered Teacher which confirms the previous participation to a minimum 50 hours of vivencia.

 In particular cases, exceptions accepted by the School Director, the student who does not meet the minimum of 50 hours required will be able to complete the remaining hours required contemporarily during the first six months of training.

3. Registration

To register at the School, the person interested will receive a copy of the school rules, which will have to be read, undersigned in acceptance, and returned to the Director. Following which the Director will give the person who is applying, a registration form to be filled out, signed and returned.

 The person applying will have to authorize the Director, in written form, to communicate his\her personal data to Scuolatoro Cooperative Society.

4. How to articulate a training course

 4.1- The Program and the activities

The training course has an average duration of three years during which one completes the Unique Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher Training Program.

This program is made up of 29 theoretical-vivencial workshops regarding the specific topics of the theory and methodology of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System and conferences (theoretical- vivencial seminars) on theoretical topics related to Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System (every conference is followed by its respective vivencia and the number of conferences has to be a minimum of three and a maximum of eight according to the criterion of the Director); one or two workshops of the Minotaur Project, both optional because the decision to confront the own fears has real value only if it is a choice and not an obligation.

Every workshop is structured by a theoretical part and a vivencial part. Educational and formative handouts relative to the topic of each workshop will be given.

In the countries where the book Biodanza by Rolando Toro is published, it will be the text for the training course.

During the methodology modules a catalogue of music corresponding to the exercises of the Official list of exercises, enunciations and music of Biodanza of Rolando Toro Araneda will be handed out.

The topic of the last seven workshops of the Unique Teacher Training Program is the methodology of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System. In these workshops the student will gain the methodological tools necessary for teaching Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System.

At the end of the second academic year only the students considered to be in adequate conditions will be admitted to the third academic year and will be able to do the supervised practical training and present a thesis so as to receive the title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher.

Those who are not considered to be in the adequate conditions will not be able to participate in the workshops of the third academic year and at the end of the second year will receive a certificate of participation which DOES NOT authorize them to work as Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teachers.

 The conditions considered adequate are the following:

Students with 70% attendance for the first and second academic year;
Students in good mental conditions; absence of addictions to alcohol and drugs.

 4.2- Supervised Practical Training

The Unique Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher Training Program establishes that in order to obtain the qualification to teach it is necessary to become a student in practical supervised training first, namely to have the experience of conducting a Biodanza group under supervision. The student can begin the practical supervised training only after having received an official authorization signed by the School Director.

With the approval of the student’s tutor, the other tutors of the Tutor Teachers Body and the School Director, the student who will have written 80% of the theoretical reports relative to the workshops of the first and second academic years, will have attended regularly the weekly course and have a maximum number of three missed workshops to be made up, can be authorized to begin the practical supervised training after the module of Methodology V.

The supervised practical training consists in a sequence of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System sessions carried out by the student and supervised by the student’s Didactic Tutor Teacher, who will be the supervisor responsible for the practical training.

In the case where the student’s tutor does not also hold a didactic teacher qualification, the student will decide with the Director the Didactic Tutor Teacher who will undertake the supervision

If the student desires it to be so, it is possible that a maximum of two of the eight supervisions are done by another didactic tutor teacher who is a part of the School’s Tutor Teachers Body.

A minimum of six of the eight supervisions have to be made by the student’s Didactic Tutor Teacher, who will be the supervisor responsible for the practical training.

If the student expresses the desire to be supervised by the School Director, it is possible that four supervisions be made by the student’s Didactic Tutor Teacher and the remaining four by the Director.

The sessions of the supervised practical training can be conducted by one, or two students in practical training. Supervisions sessions conducted by more than two students in practical training are not valid.

The supervised practical training group will be organized by the student him\herself. The student in practical training will have to invite new participants for his\her practical training group. He\She can invite some friends from his\her Training cycle, whose presence can be of support.

If after the eight supervisions the evaluation made by the supervisor responsible reveals that there are still some gaps to be filled, the Director will demand that more supervisions be carried out, always by the same Didactic Tutor Teacher supervisor.

 In the case in which the supervisor responsible is not available for carrying out the supplementary supervisions, he\she will be requested to appoint another Didactic Tutor Teacher of the School’s Tutor Teachers Body whom he\she trusts to replace him\her, with the joint consensus of the School Director and the student in practical training.

If the student has the desire to continue conducting his\her practical training group after the first eight supervisions, he\she can do so with a monthly supplementary supervision conducted by the supervisor responsible for his\her practical training, until the attainment of the title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher.

The student who desires to carry out his\her practical training with a group of children, will be required to receive a minimum number of fourteen (14) supervisions: eight with the group of children and six with a group of grown ups.

The student in supervised practical training cannot conduct Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System sessions within institutions without the presence of his\her supervisor.

The flyer used by the student in supervised practical training will have to be elaborated based on the model indicated by the School.

The student in supervised practical training cannot make any kind of publicity, for example, through the press (daily newspapers, magazines, etc.), the television network, the radio, Internet, or any other means of communication.

The publicity of the student in supervised practical training cannot be made within the groups of other students in supervised practical training or other Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teachers.

The pay for the student in supervised practical training will be inferior to the average amount asked by the qualified teachers in the city where the practical training is held.

The student cannot conduct Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System workshops of any kind.

During and after the supervised practical training, until the attainment of the title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher, each student will be allowed to conduct only one weekly Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System session and is not authorized to conduct Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System workshops of any kind or duration.

Having received the Director’s authorization to begin the supervised practical training, the student will have a maximum of two years to complete the training teacher course, including the realization of the practical training and the elaboration and presentation of the thesis.

After this required deadline has lapsed the student will have to attend all seven methodology workshops again and re-conduct a supervised practical training and pay for the relative costs required.

 4.3- Thesis

At the end of the supervised practical training the student will have to write a thesis on a subject approved by the School Director, regarding a theoretical and or practical aspect of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System.

The theoretical subject will have to regard one or more aspects of the theory of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System and the practical subject will have to regard the practical training group.

The thesis will be written with the support of the Didactic Tutor Teacher responsible for the supervision of the candidate’s practical training.

Once elaborated the thesis will have to receive two supervisions:

-        The Didactic Tutor Teacher responsible for the student’s practical training will realize the first;

-        The School Director will realize the second, also called “final supervision”.

 The criterion for the evaluation of the thesis includes the following:

-        Theoretical and methodological consistency and precision;

-        Coherence with the Biocentric Principle;

-        Correct editing and aesthetic presentation of the work.

 Every hour of supervision for the thesis will be paid for in the same amount as for an hour of practical training supervision.

 4.4-The thesis presentation ceremony for obtaining the diploma and title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher

At the end of the teacher training course and before the presentation of the thesis, and of the eventual awarding of the title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher, the Director will have to communicate to Scuolatoro Cooperative Society, or to the institution or person appointed by them, the complete formative curriculum of the student.

The curriculum has to contain:

-        The number of supervised practical training sessions conducted with their relative date of occurrence and location where they took place;

-        The name of the supervisor responsible for the practical training and his\her comments on the student’s practical training;

-        The title of the thesis and the comments regarding it, made by the supervisor responsible for the practical training;

-        The comments on the thesis made by the Director and the respective approval expressed by the Director him\herself.

 Scuolatoro Cooperative Society, or the institution or person appointed by them, provided that the above mentioned information and any other information in their possession corresponds to the requirements of this Regulations Guide, will give the authorization for the presentation of the thesis.

The presentation of the thesis will have to be organized and presided over by the Director of the School where the student is registered at, and presented in front of a commission of a minimum of three Didactic Tutor Teachers: the School Director him\herself, the Didactic Tutor Teacher supervisor responsible for the student’s practical training and a Didactic Tutor Teacher from the Tutor Teachers Body (the one who has most regularly attended the modules of the student’s Training cycle).

In the case that the responsible Didactic Tutor Teacher supervisor in not able to participate, he\she can be replaced by another Didactic Tutor Teacher from the school’s Tutor Teachers Body, invited by the Director having heard the suggestions of the responsible supervisor him\herself.

In the case that Didactic Tutor Teacher who has most regularly attended the student’s Training cycle is not able to participate, he\she can be replaced by another Didactic Tutor Teacher, who can be or not be part of the School’s Tutor Teachers Body, upon invitation of the Director.

The thesis presentation ceremony will have to take place on the premises of the School where the student is registered at, avoiding collective events with other Schools or congresses or other events by theme.

Once the thesis has been presented and has received the final approval of the Director, with the previous consensus of the other commission members, the Director him\herself, will communicate the commission’s judgment to Scuolatoro Cooperative Society.

Scuolatoro Cooperative Society who will then issue the title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher with the respective diploma containing the international registration number will confirm the judgment of the commission communicated by the Director to Scuolatoro Cooperative Society.

Scuolatoro Cooperative Society will give the new teacher the list of rights and duties concerning Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teachers.

 4.5- the theory written report

The student in training is required to produce a written report regarding the theory presented in each workshop, and to hand it to his\her tutor, who will read it and return it to the student with a brief written comment.

Periodically, (about every six months) the tutor will inform the Director on the regularity with which the student presents his\her written reports and will express his\her comment on the reports.

4.6- Attendance

4.6A- Attendance to the theoretical-vivencial modules and seminars of the Unique Training Program for Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda Teacher Training Course

The student has the obligation to attend the total number of the modules and seminars of the School where he\she is registered.

All absences will have to be justified.

In the case of an absence to a theoretical-vivencial module and/or seminar of the training course, these will have to be made up for preferably with the group of the following cycle of the School where the student is registered at, or, as a second option, in another School member of Scuolatoro Cooperative Society.

It is possible to make up for a workshop in another School for a maximum of two modules relative to each academic year.

Even though all the Rolando Toro Araneda System Biodanza Schools follow an Unique Program, the training course implies a process guided by a specific Director within a specific group.

The eventual participation in workshops of other schools for making up missed workshops may not hinder the course underway at the own School.

Every time that a student makes up for a workshop at another School he\she, then, has to give the respective attendance certificate to the Director of the School he\she is registered at.

In the case that the date of a workshop (theoretical-vivencial module or seminar) of the training course coincides with the date of a module or seminar to be made up at another school, the student will have to attend the module or seminar at the School he\she is registered at.

The student will then find, together with his\her School Director, a new option for making up the missed module or seminar.

If the student misses a theoretical-vivencial module or seminar for a justifiable reason, he\she will nevertheless have to pay 50% of the total cost of the given course.

If the student will make up for the missed workshop or seminar at his\her School, he\she will be required to only pay for the remaining 50% of the respective cost. If on the other hand, the student will make up for the missed module or seminar at another School, he\she will have to pay for the total respective cost of the module or seminar.

The unjustified absence of a student to three or more training modules or seminars will be considered as giving up or abandoning the training course and, by consequence, the Director can suspend the student’s registration at the School.

4.6B- Attendance to the regular weekly Biodanza Rolando Toro System sessions

The student is obliged to maintain a continuity of attendance at the weekly sessions conducted by a Tutor Teacher, as commitment to the training process.

Absences to the weekly sessions will have to be justified.

In the case in which the student lives somewhere where there are no weekly Biodanza Rolando Toro System sessions conducted by a tutor teacher, the student will have to attend a Biodanza workshop (not of training) every two months.

With the exception of particular cases, based on the educational-formative criterion expressed by the Tutor Teachers Body, the School recognizes as valid the weekly sessions and workshops conducted by the Tutor Teachers.

The respect of the rules guarantees the reliability of the course undertaken by those who aspire to become a Biodanza Rolando Toro System Teachers.

A)     Mandatory Workshops

A.1- Theoretical-vivencial modules on specific topics of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System

1. Definition and Theoretical Model of Biodanza

2. Vital Unconscious and Biocentric Principle

3. The Vivencia

4. Biological Aspects of Biodanza

5. Physiological Aspects of Biodanza

6. Psychological Aspects of Biodanza

7. Mythological and Philosophical Antecedents of Biodanza

8. Identity and Integration

9. Trance and Regression

10. Contact and Caresses

11. The Human Movement

12. Vitality

13. Sexuality

14. Creativity

15. Affectivity

16. Transcendence

17. Biodanza and Neurosciences

18. Mechanisms of Action in Biodanza

19. Applications and Extensions of Biodanza

20. Biodanza, Ars Magna

21. Biodanza and Social Action

22. The Music in Biodanza

23. Methodology I ( Musical semantics)

24. Methodology II ( The Biodanza session)

25. Methodology III ( The Biodanza session – continued)

26. Methodology IV ( Biodanza weekly course and workshops)

27. Methodology V (The Biodanza group)

28. Methodology VI (Evaluation criterion of the development in Biodanza)

29. Methodology VII (In depth study of the Official List of exercises, enunciations and music

of Biodanza by Rolando Toro Araneda)

A.2- Theoretical-vivencial seminars on themes regarding the theory of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System

Within a minimum of three and a maximum of eight, the number of theoretical-vivencial seminars is chosen with the criterion of the Director of each School. Every seminar is followed by a vivencia.

 

B)     Optional Modules

B.1-   Minotaur Project

One or two Minotaur Project workshops through out the training course, both optional because the decision to confront the own fears has real value only if it is a choice and not an obligation.

6. The title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher 6.1 The title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher gives the right to:

-        use the name Biodanza – Rolando Toro Araneda System and its logo as well as the logo of Scuolatoro Cooperative Society, always considering the correct application of the Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System;

-        apply the methodology of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System, taught in the Schools members of Scuolatoro Cooperative Society, with the use of the exercises created and ordered by Rolando Toro Araneda in relation to his theoretical model and his enunciation of the Biocentric Principle;

-        exercise the profession of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher in any part of the world;

-        create private Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System centres for conducting weekly Biodanza sessions and or workshops (but not a Training course);

-        conduct Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System groups within private or public institutions;

-        publicize ones sessions/courses by means of the press, the radio, the TV, Internet or other means of communication.

 

6.2 The title of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher does not give rights to the methodological Biodanza heritage, which is guarded and protected by Scuolatoro Cooperative Society

The Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System methodological heritage consists of the function of methodological orientation, supervision and control of the functioning of the Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda Teacher Training Schools, with all the corresponding attributes, as for example:

-        creation of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda Teacher Training Schools;

-        naming the Directors of the Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda Teacher Training Schools;

-        updating of the Unique Program of Teacher Training Course in Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System;

-        conferral of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher titles (qualifications) and respective diplomas;

-        revocation of the title (qualification) of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Teacher;

-        elaboration of the programs of the specialization training courses in Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System, respective organization and/or its coordination;

-        training course of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Tutor Teachers;

-        training course of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System Didactic Teachers.

The methodological orientation of the Biodanza System was an exclusive function of its creator, Professor Rolando Toro Araneda, during his life and entrusted by him, in his intellectual will, to Methodological Councillorship Scuolatoro.

6.3 The right to teach Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System can be revoked by Scuolatoro Cooperative Society in the following cases:

-        incorrect application of the theory and methodology of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System;

-        inobservance of the systemic coherence in the application of the theory and methodology of Biodanza Rolando Toro Araneda System;

-        severe lack of ethical character towards ones students, colleagues, Scuolatoro Cooperative Society and the community as a whole.