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Dance Education

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Which path will you take?

If dance has always been a part of your life and you’d like to share your passion with others, then a Dance Qualification from ACPE is perfect for you. Finding the right balance between theoretical and practical experience, this degree from ACPE can be your stepping stone to a long-lasting career as a Dance Teacher. Become the best dancer & teacher you can be, when you complete our recognised Bachelor of Education (Dance) degree at ACPE. Click on the button below to download the latest Course Guide and discover what courses you’ll be studying.

What could you achieve in a day?

Being a dance teacher involves more than just watching your students master new dance moves, with each class helping them to better understand this technical art form. From choreographing dance performances to staging school musicals, your role will be as varied as the numerous dance styles that you'll be teaching. Below is a list of some of the most common tasks that can be completed during your day:

  • Tailoring classes to suit your student’s physical skills and knowledge about specific dance styles
  • Coordinating and delivering a range of extracurricular dance activities
  • Choreographing dance performances for assemblies, award nights & ceremonies
  • Contributing your expertise to school musicals and formal performances
  • Choreographing performances for community, regional or state based competitions / events

If you're ready to take your love for dance to the next level, then the Bachelor of Education (Dance) is just what you've been looking for. Motivated, enthusiastic, friendly and passionate individuals will thrive in this environment, with each day offering you the opportunity to share your love of dance with like-minded students.

The stats add up for secondary dance teachers

Choosing a new career or starting out in a new industry can be daunting, so we’ve looked at some recent statistics in order to help make your decision to become a Dance Teacher a little easier.


Increase in employment for secondary school teachers in the next 5 years


of secondary school teachers have attained a bachelor's degree


of secondary school teachers are employed in NSW, 29.1% in VIC & 17.4% in QLD

Where else could your degree take you?

Your journey doesn’t end when you receive your Bachelor of Education (Dance) degree, with a range of exciting career opportunities available to you after graduation. Whether you’re interested in teaching a certain dance technique or want to run your own dance studio, we here at ACPE can help make your dreams a reality. Some of the most common job titles that our graduates hold include:

  • PHE / Dance Teacher
  • Dance Studio Adviser
  • Community Wellness Officer

Want to study a little more?

If while you’re studying your degree you fall in love with a particular dance subject or aspect of education, then why not continue to study it. Entry into Post Graduate courses are available for motivated individuals who are looking to specialise in areas such as Education or Dance Research. You can also choose to specialise further within the education sector, with numerous avenues available for you to study. A Personal Career Program is also included in your studies, which will allow you to better map out your journey towards becoming a professional Dance Teacher.

Didn't get the marks to get into education?

If for some reason you didn’t get the marks you need to get in to the Bachelor of Education (dance) then why not use one of our alternative pathways? Staring out in a Bachelor of Dance Practice, all you need to do next is complete your 1st year of study then apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Education (Dance) degree – it’s as easy as that!

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