Royal Ballet School launches teacher training diploma

The UK’s Royal Ballet School has announced details of its new Diploma of Dance Teaching.

Replacing all previous teacher training at the school, the two-year, part-time course will train prospective dance teachers for both vocational and educational environments.

Students will be awarded a Trinity College London Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People) upon completion of the programme.

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The syllabus will cover classical ballet technique; anatomy; education practice, reflective practice; psychology and child development; and workplace context.

Currently open for applications, the course is aimed at current and ex-professional dancers and teachers.

The Diploma will be based at the Royal Ballet School’s studios in Covent Garden, London and will be delivered by school staff and visiting lecturers.

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