The Art of Teaching Dance CUASS00071

Course Name

The Art of Teaching Dance

Nationally Recognised Skill Set Code

CUASS00071 Dance Teaching Skill Set

Unit Codes

CUADTM431 Design and conduct dance learning program

CUADTM413 Apply safe dance teaching methods


12 weeks

Study Mode

Online and in-person

Course Fees

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Entry Requirements

The Art of Teaching Dance is delivered in English and involves reading and writing as well as dance and movement. Students will need access to a computer or tablet to access the online resources.

What is the Art of Teaching Dance?

This skill set is for individuals with experience as dancers, who will become responsible for teaching various styles of dance in vocational, community or social settings.

Great dance teaching involves mastery and is an art in itself. A great teacher can change lives and inspire many. Ausdance VIC’s The Art of Teaching Dance is an exciting and detailed training program that explores and applies best teaching practices for a range of contexts,

Learning Aims
  • Understand and articulate the benefits of dance and expressive movement
  • Identify the values people hold when it comes to dance
  • Discover the different contexts in which dance can take place
  • Identify general ageing processes and their implications for dance and movement practice
  • Identify and implement safe dance and movement teaching methods.
  • Develop skills designing and conducting dance learning programs and classes
  • Build teaching dance and movement skills to different learners
  • Establish effective learning environments
  • Gain understanding of legal requirements and professional responsibilities as a dance teacher/facilitator
Learning Outcomes

By the end of CUASS00071 Dance Teaching Skill Set, learners will be able to:

  • design and conduct a dance learning program and classes
  • teach dance and movement skills to different learners
  • establish an effective learning environment
  • identify and implement safe dance and movement teaching methods.
Learning Objectives

Develop practical skills to:

  • create learning objectives and assessments
  • develop a dance program for a range of learners
  • conduct classes according to lesson plans
  • teach classes that cover either movement technique
  • incorporate safe movement practice into classes
  • monitor student learning
  • Develop understanding of:
  • Safe Dance Practice such as:
  • anatomical foundations
  • stages of psychological development
  • stages of physiological development
  • factors that affect physical growth and motor development
  • strategies for safe teaching practices and programs

Dance Teaching Practice including:

  • learning principles
  • designing learning programs
  • developing class plans
  • teaching methods and techniques required for teaching dance or movement
  • issues and challenges that arise when teaching dance or movement
  • learning environments and teaching requirements of individuals and groups
  • identifying and supporting individual and group learner needs
  • assessment requirements and learning program or learning principles
  • technology and teaching aids used in dance classes
  • protocols associated with teaching dance

Professional and Legal requirements including:

  • legislative requirements
  • duty of care under common law
  • anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislative requirements
  • privacy laws
  • working with children
  • mandatory reporting
  • occupational health and safety
  • WHS and reporting requirements

Organisational procedures

  • safe dance practices
  • safe use and maintenance of audio and video replay equipment
  • emergency procedures
  • ethical and legally compliant access, use and storage of information
  • waivers and exclusion clauses
  • insurance
  • program evaluation
Course benefits
  • Access to Online Resources: including fact sheets, videos, case-studies, and links
  • Train with some of Australia’s leading experts in this field
  • Build your knowledge through experiential learning and engagement practices
  • Work collaboratively to develop programs, and discuss and problem solve with other industry professionals
  • Professional Networking – participants who engage fully in the module will have opportunities to build exclusive professional networks
  • Statement of Attainment from Ausdance VIC: recognising the nominal number of continuing professional development hours (CPD)