Dance Teacher Training
Giselle Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts is ISTD Approved Dance Centres (ADCs) and has been assessed and approved by the ISTD to ensure we meet their high standards.
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The Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education is an achievable and streamlined dance teaching qualification that provides student teachers with a clear and cohesive pathway to becoming a qualified dance teacher with the ISTD. The
qualification allows student teachers the opportunity to engage with up to date research in best practice related to dance teaching and learning, providing an excellent introduction to a career in teaching dance. Through a blended learning approach, the qualification will allow student teachers the flexibility to study anywhere in the world, at their own pace and to gain a regulated qualification around existing commitments. The contextual nature of assessment will also ensure that student teachers are able to focus on developing practical skills and knowledge that will enable them to start their initial journey as a teacher.
This qualification develops the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to teach dance especially focussing on a
knowledge of pedagogy, including other units essential for an appreciation of teaching dance to children and adults.
It consists of five mandatory units. Two units relate to dance practice and the teaching of the genres, focussing on the dance knowledge required of pupils up to the beginning of vocational levels; one to generic teaching skills; one to safe dance practice; and one to social and emotional cognitive development. It develops the skills, knowledge and
understanding needed to teach dance, primarily in the context of graded dance examinations within the private sector.
The DDE is primarily aimed at learners who have studied Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations in dance and
wish to progress to become fully qualified and accredited ISTD dance teachers. Successful learners are able to teach
and enter students for all ISTD examinations except the regulated teaching qualifications.
Many learners are based in vocational dance colleges, but the syllabus is designed also to allow the participation of
learners in smaller schools, outside the formal college network.
The qualification has a credit value of 120 and its Qualification Accreditation Number is 603/3094/6. The DDE is
regulated by Ofqual at Level 4 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which is broadly equivalent to the
level attained at first year degree level.
Student teachers must be 17 years of age in the academic year of enrolment and be 18 years of age before undertaking
the Unit 2 teaching practice component.
For those struggling to cover the costs, there is a range of financial support opportunities available, such as:
Our Training formats are flexible, to suit your individual needs, and are offered via Zoom and in the studio. You will also be required to complete home study.
You are welcome to study for just one unit, or for the whole qualification at once, depending on your work/life/family commitments.
Your training is supported by an On Line Management Learning system, called Totara, on which the Approved Dance Centres will enrol their students onto the courses via the ISTD, enabling the student to have their own web page where they can upload their work and track their progress.
Learners wishing to embark on the DDE must complete a Learner Registration Form, available from the ADC or the
Professional Qualifications Assistant in the Customer Services and Quality Assurance Department.
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