Outstanding teaching and fantastic opportunities
I value all the time I get working with industry professionals
Thank you ‘The Centre PAC’ and the amazing teaching faculty, for encouraging me to achieve my full potential as a professional dancer and teacher.
The personal feedback you get from all teachers is phenominal
Working with The Centre PAC Patron, Robert Scott has shown me how important learning the legitimate style of musical theatre is.
The Centre PAC offers two courses for learners who wish to teach dance
Diploma in Performance and Teaching Studies
Our ground breaking new three year course, designed to produce outstanding performers, innovative choreographers and inspirational dance teachers for learners who are passionate about dance or musical theatre but who also want a more diverse and sustainable career path.
Diploma in Teaching Studies
Our highly regarded course for learners who wish to focus on teaching dance and developing creativity. This course encompasses the ISTD teaching qualifications Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) and Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP) alongside our rigorous vocational training in a wide range of dance genres, to equip learners to teach in a wide range of settings.
The teacher training aspect of both courses, encompasses the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) teaching qualifications Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) and Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP) recognised throughout the world. The Centre PAC is the only college in Europe to offer DDP as part of a performance training course. Miss King believes in the wide ranging employment opportunities these qualifications afford, having personally taught many directors and teachers at leading UK vocational colleges and current examiners and committee members of the ISTD.
Diploma in Dance Education (DDE)
The Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education qualification, accredited by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD), provides a regulated qualification equivalent in size and level to the first year of an undergraduate degree. DDE graduates are entitled to full membership of the ISTD and are able to enter candidates for ISTD examinations and to progress to DDP, Licentiate or a BA Honours Degree in Professional Practice at Middlesex University.
Unit 1 – Preparing for Safe Teaching
Unit 2 – Observing, Assisting and Teaching Practice
Unit 3 – Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Intermediate
Unit 4 – Dance Practice
Unit 5 – Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development
The Centre PAC offers DDE in three dance genres: Imperial Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap Dance. Units 1, 2 and 5 are only taken once regardless of how many DDE’s are studied. Units 3 and 4 are taken in whichever genre is being studied
Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP)
The Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy qualification, accredited by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD), provides a regulated qualification equivalent in size and level of a third year undergraduate degree. DDP graduates are eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Status (QTLS), progress to a Masters Degree in Professional Practice at Middlesex University or the ISTD Fellowship qualification.
Unit 1 – Planning and Evaluating Programmes of Learning
Unit 2 – The Practice of Dance Teaching and Learning
Unit 3 – Reflective Practice
Unit 4a – Teaching Classical Ballet Technique
Unit 4b – Teaching Dance in Musical Theatre
Unit 5b – Social and Emotional Development
Unit 5c – Choreography
The Centre PAC offers DDP in Classical Ballet or Musical Theatre, with candidates choice of units 5b or 5c