Health & dance education consultant, Sho Botham, has been developing and delivering a range of workshops, courses, seminars and presentations raising awareness and promoting ethical practices in dance, for many years.

As well as working with groups of private dance teachers and teaching students, Sho has created and delivered dance teacher development sessions, courses and workshops for many dance related organisations in UK including :- United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing (UKA Dance), British Ballet Organization, British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Laban, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Her workshops are also popular with international groups in various countries around the world.

Sessions can be a 'one off' through to a course or series of several sessions combining workshops, seminars, lectures and presentations. Following consultation sessions are tailored to suit the interests and needs of each group. Below are some examples of previous workshops and sessions:-

  • Exploring dance teacher behaviour
  • Ethical teaching techniques including ‘safe touch’
  • Embodying ethics in dance teaching practice
  • A person centred approach to the learning and teaching of dance
  • Codes of ethics - who needs them?
  • Research ethics - working with dancers
  • Research ethics - exploring consent and coercion

Please note that dance teacher CPD courses are now offered via Sho's cpdfordanceteacher.com site.


Exploring ethics and dance made me examine my own behaviour as a teacher and researcher. It has helped me to see things differently and to consider the bigger picture. It has helped me to see my practice from the outside world - Sho Botham 2007