The Art of Teaching Dance

Course Name

The Art of Teaching Dance

Qualification Codes

CUADTM401 Plan and organise dance classes; CUADTM403 Apply safe dance teaching methods

NEW CUA Units expected to be available in early – mid April. The CUA Training Package version 5.0 release will occur within this timeframe upon Ministerial approval. 


Modules delivered separately

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.

What is the Art of Teaching Dance?

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 through 3 discrete modules: 

Designing a Dance Program

This module explores the craft involved in creating a dance teaching program. Participants consider dancer motivations and learning styles and discover how people learn and develop new skills. They plan for inclusive practice and develop tools for scaffolded learning so that dance students can progress safely and steadily. They consider work, health and safety regulations as they prepare their programs. The module has assessment opportunities build into the training days with some further assessments to be submitted post-workshop. 2 days.

Safe Dance Practices

The Safe Dance module examines the anatomy and physiology of the dancing body through theoretical and practical perspectives. Learners investigate the structure, purpose and function of bones, joints and muscles and how these enable movement. They consider stages of physical and cognitive growth from toddlers to pregnancy, and learn how these stages influence teaching approaches and dance students’ experiences. The Safe Dance module addresses common dance injuries and Injury prevention from physical and mental health perspectives and explores warm up processes that meet individual and stylistic demands

Effective Teaching Methods