This qualification is for anyone working with children and young people in dance. It is designed for people with a variety of dance teaching backgrounds, from those new to teaching to those with many years of experience. It is applicable for practitioners across different dance styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or street dance. Only 15 providers have been authorised to deliver this qualification by Trinity College London; we are one of only two providers who offer this in the South West of England.
For less experienced dance teachers the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (DDTAL) will provide training in the theoretical and practical skills of teaching dance to children and young people. For more experienced practitioners, it can provide the opportunity to reflect on and develop their practice as well as gain a formal qualification that will enhance their career opportunities.
During the first year of DDTAL you will study four units which will comprise a variety of modules, which may include:
Teaching and Assessment
The majority of modules are taught via practical workshops, lectures and seminars by highly experienced lecturers and practitioners.
Course assessment will be via a series of practical and written tasks; you will also be observed delivering a dance class.
On completion of this course you will have the opportunity to teach dance. It is a teaching qualification recognised by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) as being the equivalent of a DTLLS award. You are then able to apply for QTLS enabling you to teach within Schools in the formal sector.
The focus of this course is to provide you with the skills and qualifications needed to become a dance teacher. Previous students have successfully found work teaching or supporting their current roles in the performing arts industry.
This course is designed for people with a variety of dance backgrounds and experience. You will have completed dance training equivalent to Degree Level which ensures you have appropriate dance knowledge, skills and understanding. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or no formal dance qualifications, but significant dance experience, can apply. Applications from practitioners across a range of dance styles are invited.
The minimum age for undertaking the qualification is 18 years but normally you will be over 21 years of age.