RAD re-opens applications to professional dancers interested in training to become dance teachers 

 In response to a growing need for second career prospects for professional dancers, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) launched a training programme to prepare dancers for a career in teaching in 2017 with the inaugural course running from July 2018 to June 2019. Entries are now open for the second time in Australia, although for more than 40 years the RAD’s Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate has been bringing the Academy’s worldwide teaching qualification to dancers across the globe from its base in the UK and in Europe. 


The Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC) is designed specifically to the needs of professional dancers who are considering a career in teaching, allowing them to develop the skills required to impart their years of experience and training on others. 


The inaugural PDPTC programme in Australia saw 17 professional dancers from varied backgrounds embark on the yearlong course. Completed mostly via distance learning, the course also includes an onsite induction and a 4 week intensive study period undertaken at the RAD’s Darlinghurst studio in Sydney to coincide with the summer break. Starting in July, this flexible programme of study accommodates dancers’ rehearsal, performance and work schedules or teaching commitments, and provides a secure and knowledgeable platform for a career in teaching. 


The onsite Intensive Study Period comprises practical sessions, lectures, seminars, discussion groups and tutorials. Students also undertake a teaching placement in a dance school or teaching context of their choice, supported by a Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor. 


Please contact the RAD to find out more: https://au.royalacademyofdance.org/


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