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If you want to share your passion for dance and movement with the next generation, ACPE's Bachelor of Dance Education will prepare you for a professional career as a Teacher of these disciplines. Unlike other dance courses, this degree will allow you to develop your skills in dance, science, movement, health and education – helping you stand out from the crowd.
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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 –
The Bachelor of Dance Education can be completed in four years of full-time study. A maximum of eight years is allowed for students to complete the degree part-time. The degree program is divided into eight semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 16 contact hours a week (excluding examination and study weeks).
The course is taught via lectures, tutorials, dance classes, performance workshops, seminars, and individual tuition. Students also undertake four professional experience sessions in a range of schools.
Inter-semester: Professional Experience 2 - Professional Experience in a Range of Settings
Inter-semester: Professional Experience 3 - Teacher as Manager
Inter-semester: Professional Experience 4
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.
Increase in employment for Secondary School Teachers in the next 2 years
ACPE was the only uni that offered the combination of Dance and PE so there was no other choice for me. Also because it is privately owned I knew that the experience would be much more personal in regards to your relationship with the teachers and other students
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