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Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) – 16-18 years

This course is for learners who want to gain valuable teaching skills in dance and modern theatre. This course equips the learner to teach the graded syllabus up to grade 5. You can study 2 genres over 2 years. This course can be studied alongside 3 AS/A Levels (one could include a Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma). It can also be studied alongside a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Dance and Musical Theatre.

Entry Requirements

In order to gain entry on to this course you will be an intermediate Level or above in the chosen genre/s you wish to follow.
You will also need the appropriate grades for entry on to your full-time course. For AS/A Levels you need a minimum of 5 A-C grades at GCSE and for the BTEC Extended Diploma you need a minimum of 5 A-C’s. For both courses Maths and English are a requirement.

Course Content

You will concentrate on 3 units that will combine both practical and theoretical aspects.

Unit 1 – Observation and Understanding of Learning Techniques.
Unit 2 – Promotion of Health & Safety in Dance.
Unit 4 – Dance Practise and the relationship between Music and Dance in a chosen Dance genre/s.

Unit 3 – This is the vocational Graded Examination in Dance (Intermediate Level), which you will need to gain entry on to the course.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in practical workshops as well as theoretical sessions. You will also be required to observe and collate relevant information for Unit 1.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through teacher observation in class, a portfolio and an external assessment by ISTD.

Will I need any extra equipment?

You will need appropriate dance wear for each genre you intend to study. You will also be required to get the ISTD syllabus handbooks.

What qualifications will I get?

You will gain the DDI (Diploma in Dance Instruction) qualification. This is the first stage of a fully accredited Professional Teaching Career, recognised at dance schools.

What will it allow me to do in the future?

You may wish to follow the DDE (Diploma in Dance Education) Level 4 to be able to teach your chosen genre(s) up to intermediate level.

Course Information

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