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Teacher training

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Diploma of Dance Teaching

The Royal Ballet School is proud to launch a new teachers’ course starting in September 2014. The Diploma of Dance Teaching will build on the highly successful Professional Dancer Teachers’ Course and the expertise of the school’s Dance Partnership & Access Programme, to provide a sound foundation in both technical and creative approaches to teaching ballet. The course replaces all previous Royal Ballet School teachers’ courses. The two-year, part-time course includes opportunities to specialise in teaching in either vocational or educational settings and students will be awarded a Trinity College London Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People) on completion. This Level 6 qualification provides formal evidence to employers and parents/carers that a dance practitioner has the expertise to teach children and young people. The Diploma of Dance Teaching is suitable for current and ex-professional dancers and teachers and will provide a sound foundation in teaching ballet to a broad range of students. It will cover:

  • Classical Ballet Technique
  • Anatomy
  • Education Practice
  • Reflective Practice
  • Psychology and Child Development
  • Work Place Context

The course will be delivered by Royal Ballet School staff and visiting lecturers in The Royal Ballet School’s state of the art studios in Covent Garden, London.

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Course fees

Full fees: £7,000 (£3,500 per year over two years)

How to apply

To find out whether the course is right for you, please first read our course prospectus. To apply please contact us at for an application form or further information.