This is a fully comprehensive course, which also boasts a very high success rate. Not only does it offer young teachers all the subjects listed on the curriculum, but it also offers DDI and DDE training in ISTD. Cecchetti ballet, Modern, Tap, and the Spanish Dance Society IDB.
The students have lectures in basic anatomy, health and safety and life span development as well as tuition in voice projection skills, psychology and History of Dance. Analysis of technique is essential to a young teacher. This is delivered in DDI (Grades 1-5) and DDE (Grades 6- Intermediate) to assist the students in understanding the development and progression of the grades through to major level. Music plays a great part in any teachers development these lectures are interspersed with the DDI and DDE Modules as are classes in choreography.
Many young graduates of this course have found teaching positions nationally and in Europe – so much so that a lot of schools actually telephone requesting third year graduates for posts before the end of their final year.
Students can also benefit from teaching experience and mentoring with KS Dance‘s extensive junior Programme
Dance Teachers Training Course Modules
Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) and Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) are available in:
- Cecchetti Ballet
Students wishing to undertake this course of study require successful completion of the elementary examination (the equivalent to Intermediate in other dance genres). The course consists of planning, teaching and evaluating lessons, background information regarding all three Spanish dance techniques Classical, Regional and Flamenco developing in-depth knowledge of theoretical and technical principles, demonstration of all syllabus grade work as well as Flamenco improvisation, working with a professional guitarist. On successful completion of all elements of this course, the student will be qualified to teach and enter children for Grade examinations.
- IDB Spanish Dance Society.
Teachers Training Course Modules
- Classical Ballet
- Pointe Work
- Spanish Dance
- Audition Techniques
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