News: Train to teach dance this autumn

Thursday 25 August 2011

Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning. Photo: Brian Slater, courtsey Youth Dance England

There’s still time to sign up for the new qualification devised for dance professionals who work, or wish to work, with children and young people beyond the School Curriculum. Trinity Laban, the London providers of training for the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (DDTAL) are offering a 30% discount on assessment fees – and there could also be bursary support if you apply in time.

The training recognises the experience dance professionals already have and helps them to increase their teaching knowledge and skills in order to both develop as a practitioner and help progress their career. It is relevant for practitioners across different dance styles – including contemporary, street dance or hip hop.The first intake of dance professionals have been finding the diploma invaluable. “The Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning has really given me confidence and a lot more insight into my own teaching and having the diploma on my CV will be really important for me,” said one participant.

Linda Jasper, Director of Youth Dance England said: “Children and young people love to dance and there is a growing need to ensure that they are always provided with fully trained and qualified teachers and leaders. This Diploma provides a benchmark for dance artists and practitioners who are already working, or would like to work, with children and young people beyond statutory education. Youth Dance England as part of the Dance Training and Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) is firmly committed to supporting this industry-led qualification for the benefit of children and young people, parent/guardians and employers.”

How to apply
Trinity Laban (London) **- Applications are open until 2nd September, although applications will be considered until 21st. – An Information and Advice session will take place at Trinity Laban on Friday 2nd September (2 – 5pm) – An Induction Day for Unit 1 is scheduled for Friday 23rd September also at Trinity Laban.
More details

II doesn’t matter where you live – there are training opportunities across the country, with all providers offer very flexible training packages so that you don’t need to live locally to enrol. All DDTAL training providers are listed on the Trinity College site

DDTAL is a Trinity College London qualification. www.trinitycollege.co.uk
It was initiated by the Dance Training and Accreditation Partnership (DTAP). www.dtap.org.uk

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