Australian Guidelines for Teaching Dance

The Australian Guidelines for Teaching Dance (AGTD) suggests minimum standards for dance teaching and ways teachers can maintain or upgrade their teaching skills.

The guidelines were originally published by Ausdance National in 1998. The second edition was published online in 2011 and they were reviewed in 2022.

The guidelines are divided into three sections:

Effective teaching methods

A checklist of skills, knowledge, considerations and practices that form the basis of good teaching methodology. Some apply to good teachers of any discipline, while others are specific to dance and artistic instruction.

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Safe dance practice

These safe dance practice guidelines include how to set up a safe teaching and learning environment and discuss: safe teaching spaces and performance venues, physical differences and abilities, dance and its impact on the body, and injury prevention and management.

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Professional business practice for studio teachers

These recommendations include ethical, legal and professional standards identified by the dance teaching profession in Australia. We outline business practice including your rights and legal obligations.

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