An overview of the Bachelor of Dance Education.
About the course
The Bachelor of Dance Education prepares graduates to teach dance in the secondary school system, or apply their skills and knowledge in other educational contexts.
The dance teaching degree is unique in Australia in that it positions the study and practice of dance as an art form within the broader context of physical activity and physical expression. Students who undertake this degree build a foundation for the lifelong development of skills and attributes appropriate to professional teachers.
Students simultaneously broaden their experience in dance and in physical education, in an environment that focuses on educational pedagogy. Both areas are supported by the study of personal development, health, and the anatomy of the human body.
Combining dance, health and teaching into one degree
Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education (PD/H/PE) is offered as a parallel course of study, enabling students to qualify in a second teaching method and a key learning area in secondary schools.
The Bachelor of Dance Education is endorsed by the NSW Department of Education.
Courses offered in this dance teaching degree include:
- Dance classes
- Practical experience component
Dance students at ACPE
Current students studying Dance at ACPE share their talent, inspiration and career aspirations while demonstrating their skill and passion for dance.
Discover where a Bachelor of Dance Education degree can take you.
It doesn’t matter what style of dance you prefer to teach or where, your industry recognised qualification from ACPE will be your ticket to success. From tailoring class in your own dance studio to conducting performances as primary or high schools, the future looks bright for Bachelor of Dance Education graduates from ACPE.
Dance Instructor (Secondary schools)
HPE Teacher (Secondary Schools)
Dance Teacher (Private studio)
Dance Coordinator (arts industry)
Community Wellness Officer (dance)
Organisations you could work with
NSW Department of Education
Government & independent schools
Private dance studios
Community recreation bodies & centres