Facilitator’s Intensive Oct 15-21 2024

The 6 Day Intensive Training will take place from October 15th to October 21st 2024. The cost to include all accommodation, meals and training will be £950 with a limited number of Early Bird places available at £900.

October 2024 Program Schedule

Arrive for Dinner at 1900h on the opening night, October 15th 2024. We will begin the program after dinner and complete by 1400h after lunch on the final day, October 21st 2024.

Please make your travel arrangements to allow you to attend the full program. If you wish to stay before and after the program dates you must BOOK extra nights with WISTON directly.

Please watch the video and read the notes on training below and then please go HERE for all your Training info

Using Village Music Circles ™ Protocol, UK Playshop’s Week-Long Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training provides beginning and advanced Facilitators the skills needed to lead Rhythm-Based events for groups of all sizes and backgrounds. This week-long experience will immediately connect facilitators to a supportive international community while providing extensive opportunities to learn and develop facilitation skills in a safe environment. Participants of all levels will receive peer, mentor and advanced Facilitator support. This week goes beyond the weekend training with the presentation of more techniques, developing style, increasing depth, and extensive practical experience.

Program Content

During this week-long intensive VMC provides 50 hours of learning activities. Participants receive extensive practice in the facilitation techniques needed to lead a drum circle or rhythm event for a variety of populations and group sizes.

The program format will include group instruction and discussions combined with small group break-out exercises that reinforce the learning of the foundational facilitation elements presented. Exercises are taught sequentially so as to become progressively more complex as the facilitators’ skills develop throughout the week.

Participants experience multiple small group activities using movement, voice, musical instruments, and improvisational rhythm games.

Peer group and mentor leaders offer critique and feedback, which are a important part of the learning process.  More time is given for individual attention, critiques, and skills building.

Week-Long Intensive includes extensive opportunities to freely experiment during the exciting and challenging free-form community “jump-time!” – Jump-time offers many hours of learning fun, practising and exploring new skills in a supportive environment.

Week-Long Intensive provides opportunities for networking with international Facilitators of all experience levels and professional backgrounds.