Part-time Dance Teacher Training in Liverpool

Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre is currently running a part-time Dance Teaching Course, ideal for those who have already gained their vocational Intermediate certificate in the dance genre in which they wish to take dance teaching qualifications.

Apply for Part-Time ISTD Dance Teacher Training

ISTD DDI & DDE Dance Teaching Qualifications

The Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) and Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) Certificates will be studied as a combination of practical tutor led learning and theoretical distance learning with tutor support.

The ISTD DDI Qualification includes training in:

  • Observation and Teaching Skills (Unit 1)
  • Health and Safety (Unit 2)
  • Intermediate Vocational Examinations (Unit 3)
  • Dance Practice and the Relationship between Music and Dance (Unit 4)

The ISTD DDE Qualification includes training in:

  • Teaching Skills and Lesson Planning (Units 1 and 2)
  • Lifespan Development (Unit 3)
  • Dance Practice and the Relationship between Music and Dance to Vocational level (Unit 4)
  • Contextual Studies (Unit 5)

Distance learning for the theoretical modules of the DDI and DDE qualifications require students to be disciplined in order to complete assignments on time. Tutor led sessions are held within the college and it is expected that part-time students will attend lessons as necessary.


Practical Dance Teacher Training

Practical sessions will be held at the MDDCDance studios in Liverpool. Tutors for the sessions will include Miss James (Principal), Miss Owen (Founder), Miss Baylis (Vice-Principal), Miss Simons (Head of National).

DDI practical learning sessions will include training in:

  • ISTD Grade 1 to Grade 5 syllabus work
  • Free Amalgamations suitable for both boys and girls
  • Understanding dance movements developments and how they build through the grades
  • Analysis and correction of technical faults in a dance student
  • Musical choices for Free Amalgamations

DDE practical learning sessions will include training in:

  • ISTD Grade 1 to Intermediate syllabus work
  • Free Amalgamations suitable for both boys and girls
  • Choreographing training exercises for specific areas of the body
  • Deeper analysis of movements to correct finer technical faults in a dance student
  • Musical choices for Free Amalgamations

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