Requirements for admission

The entry requirements for the full training cycle;

1. Attendance on a regular basis at an IBF registered weekly Biodanza class, if this is not practicable then regular attendance at monthly classes (other than school weekends).

2. A good general state of health.

3. To work within the Biocentric Principle, respecting yourself and others. 

New students can enrol in a training cycle throughout the duration of its first year, with possible exceptions in specific cases.

The attendance requirements for the  training cycle are;

Attendance of all weekends in the school you are registered in.

Any workshops that you miss for justifiable reasons should be made up, either during the following training cycle conducted at the same school or at a different IBF registered school up to a maximum of two each year.

Every time you make up a workshop at a different affiliated IBF registered school, you will be asked to present the respective certificate of attendance to the directors of your school.

The complete IBF Biodanza training cycle has a minimum duration of 3 years and an average duration of 3½ years with possible exceptions in specific cases.

The syllabus and dates;

The weekends are on Saturday and Sunday of the second weekend of the month, for 9 months of each year, there are usually no school weekends in April, August and December.

Sometimes dates have to be changed unavoidably so please keep a check on the website.

In April, August and December other workshops on topics relevant to the Biodanza System are scheduled. They are an additional, required part of the training.

 Attending a weekly class;

It is necessary to go regularly to a weekly Biodanza class throughout the duration of the training cycle so as to increase your depth of experience of the vivencia.

If you live too far from a weekly sessions, it is suggested that you attend a Biodanza workshop every month.  Some exceptions to this can be allowed with the approval of the school directors.

The School recognizes as valid only the weekly sessions and workshops conducted by Registered IBF Biodanza Teachers ( given within the official system and by facilitators and tutors who have the recognized qualifications ). 

The third year of the training;

 At the end of the second year, only those students who are choosing to be facilitators and are considered to be ready by the school directors will be admitted to the third year of training.  They will then be able to carry out the supervised practical training and to present a thesis in order to receive the title of Biodanza Teacher.

The school will remain open to those who want to continue attending the school weekends and to accompany the students who are completing the facilitator training.

 Making up missing weekends;

 In April, August and December other workshops and conferences on theoretical topics relevant to the Biodanza System are scheduled, they are an additional part of the training.

(The directors can choose the number of conferences to include in the programme), every workshop and conference is followed by a vivencia.

Each student should attend a minimum of 3 workshops, conferences or congresses during their training. These must include one or more of the following (after the student has at least one year of experience) The Minotaur Project, The Heart of the Transformation or The Tree of Desires.

 Written Report (resumé) of the theoretical topic of each school weekend;

On completion of each weekend the student is required to make a written report ( resumé ) based on the subject matter relative to each module of the training cycle, to be sent to one or more of the directors before the following workshop. The resumé of a least one page of A4 should contain the student’s understanding of the theoretical content of the weekend and any relevant personal impressions and experiences of the vivencial content of the weekend.

Methodology

The unique programme for the training of Biodanza teachers includes 7 methodology workshops;

These last 7 modules of the training prepare students in the practicalities.

Besides the theoretical elements time will be spent on the creation and practical facilitating of a Biodanza session and to learning the exercises of the Official IBF List of Biodanza Exercises, Presentations and Music.

Each exercise is taught with its appropriate name, its respective manner of presentation and the respective recommended music as verified by the IBF (CIMEB)- Centre of Investigationof Music and Exercises in Biodanza.

The requirements for the third year of the full training cycle;

Within the school this practical work is carried out by groups of the students present. Each group ofstudents will create and then give a vivencia during the school weekend. You will then receive feedback about the content of the session from the directors.

Supervised Practical Training

The requirement to have supervised practical training during the third year will be conducted by didactic teachers certified by the governing body of the IBF.

After the Methodology 3 weekend the student can set up Biodanza sessions with the positive agreement of the directors and conduct a group as a practising student in training. You will then be called a ‘student-under-supervision’.

Of these Biodanza sessions at least 8 must be supervised by one of the school directors or a didactic teacher who is recognized by the school and has been present during the student’s training. These sessions are charged at the current rate for didactic supervisors, which is £80 or £50 each if two students share.

 Presentation of the Monography (Thesis); 

Monography/Thesis

Towards the end of the practical training the student writes a thesis on a subject approved by the school directors, regarding a theoretical and/or practical aspect of Biodanza. The subject of the monography should be personally relevant to each student and chosen by them.

The draft is shown to the Directors for feedback and possible modification.

The final work is presented at a celebratory ceremony of completion of the training.

It should be in 3 parts, theoretical, practical and personal aspects of Biodanza. demonstrating the student’s theoretical knowledge and describing your personal experiences of Biodanza.

The subject of the first part will show a good knowledge of the theory of Biodanza, which will include the Theoretical Model and The Biocentric Principle as well as other aspects of relevance to the student’s writing.The second part will be your own personal presentation, your own choice and interpretation depending on your particular interests and expertise. It may include your experiences of the 3 years of training and any particular elements or changes that emerged during the time you have been practising Biodanza, both in your weekly group and in the school. The third part will contain the vivencias created and given for supervisions including details of the group and any other particular aspects of these.

The thesis is written with the support of the didactic teacher/s responsible for the supervision of your practical training.  

The thesis should be sent to the didactic teacher/s at least one month before it is presented in the school so it can be corrected and you can present it successfully in order to obtain your title and diploma of IBF Biodanza Teacher.

The fee for this is £120.

Evaluation

The objective of all evaluations is to verify the knowledge you have acquired and to offer support if you have any difficulties in the learning process.

 Attendance for non students

Those who are not interested in the formal Biodanza Teacher Training, but who are interested in furthering your theoretical knowledge of Biodanza and practise Biodanza in more depth, are given the possibility to attend the training cycle until the end of the second academic year.

You may be able to attend the third year with the approval of the directors of the school. You are not required to write the reports on each of the theoretical topics presented and don’t receive the theoretical booklets.

When/if you then decide to become a regular student you will receive the booklets for the weekends already attended in full (paying the extra fee) and presenting your written reports on the topics given in those weekends, as well as attending a weekly class.

We ask you to agree to follow the guidelines of the school and to commit to attending a weekly group.

Registration

We ask you to complete and sign the registration form on the 'join the school' page, by doing this you are consenting to follow the guidelines of the school.