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Prospectus 2016/17

LEARN TEACH DANCE


“As President of the Royal Academy of Dance, one of the most enjoyable experiences is meeting and congratulating the graduates. With their dedication and hard work it is exciting to know they will inspire another generation of young dancers.” Darcey Bussell CBE, President, RAD

Patron

HM Queen Elizabeth II

President

Darcey Bussell CBE Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 fax: +44 (0)20 7326 8040 email: faculty@rad.org.uk www.rad.org.uk

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Contents Welcome to the Royal Academy of Dance About us A year in pictures Welcome to the world of the RAD Why choose us? Which programme is for you? Student application journey Study at the RAD in London or by distance learning Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Translations Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies BA (Hons) Dance Education Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education BA (Hons) Ballet Education Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching) Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching) Staff profiles Continuing Professional Development The only dance partner you will ever need Historical highlights Global connections Living in London Facilities and resources Graduate Q&A Your success: graduation day How to apply Tuition fees for entry Contact us International offices Equal opportunities The RAD aims to create an accessible and inclusive working and learning environment in which all people are treated fairly with dignity and respect and in which they are able to give of their best. The RAD is committed to equality and diversity and has in place policies and procedures to ensure fairness, equality and professionalism.

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Safeguarding The protection of children and vulnerable adults is important to the RAD. The RAD has a ‘duty of care’ to provide a safe environment that is conducive to ensuring that the children and vulnerable adults with whom RAD comes into contact are well protected and that there is a system in place to protect their welfare.

RAD Policies These can be downloaded from www.rad.org.uk or hard copies can be obtained from the Head of Quality Assurance in the Faculty of Education. The RAD are continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities. (Feb 2015)


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“The Royal Academy of Dance has had an enormous impact on the way that I teach and the progress of my students.”

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Welcome to The Royal Academy of Dance

Luke Rittner

Dr Anne Hogan BA, MA, PhD

Nearly a century ago, the Royal Academy of Dance was founded by an international group of dancers and teachers, and in that time, it has established itself as a leader in its field. Operating in over 73 countries and with a membership of over 12,500, we offer teacher training programmes to more than a thousand students. Our ballet syllabus is taught internationally, with over 240,000 candidates taking RAD exams each year, and our annual Genée International Ballet Competition is staged around the world.

At the Royal Academy of Dance, our core purpose is the cultivation of inspiring teachers, and we do this through inspiring teaching across an exceptional range of programmes. If you seek to embark on a career in teaching dance, or wish to further enhance your dance teaching experience, you have come to the right place. Our portfolio of internationally acclaimed dance and dance teaching qualifications includes undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes, university-validated or validated by the RAD as a Chartered Body. Delivered at either the RAD’s London headquarters or by distance learning, they are designed to accommodate a diversity of contexts and individual needs. We spare no effort in supporting you to realise your professional aspirations at every stage of your career. Once enrolled with the RAD you will become a Faculty of Education Student Member, and upon successful completion of your programme of study, you will be eligible to join the RAD as a registered teacher. Our commitment to Continuing Professional Development further enables our graduates to remain actively connected to a stimulating and global professional community.

Chief Executive

The unique breadth of our activities makes the RAD one of the world’s most sought after dance teacher training and education institutions. Seen by many as an extended global family, we maintain the belief that every student should be supported and encouraged within a professional, considerate and sympathetic learning environment. I commend this prospectus to you. If you are considering a career in dance teaching, then I do not believe you could do any better than start by enrolling on a Faculty of Education programme. You will find within the pages of this prospectus all that you need to know about all that we provide. Enjoy it, and I look forward to welcoming you as a student at the Royal Academy of Dance.

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Director of Education

I hope that the information in this prospectus is useful to you, and I encourage you to contact us with any queries you might have. I wish you every success for the next leg of your educational journey, and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you on board one of our programmes.


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About Us

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About us We have been a leading light in dance education and teaching for nearly a century and have the experience, expertise and enthusiasm to help you realise your goals. Here are just a few reasons to further your dance education with the RAD. RAD graduates are in demand Our graduates are highly sought after by employers, with a very high employment rate on all of our programmes.

Registered Teacher Status Most of our students are eligible for registration as teachers with the RAD on completion of their programme.

Connected with the world of dance We have partnerships and connections with hundreds of dance education organisations around the world. Our work placements and field trips add to your learning experience and ensure that you are well prepared for the workplace.

Student satisfaction Our students are satisfied with their study experience, with most of our programmes gaining over 90% in surveys.

London – an exciting place to study The excitement of the West End, the splendour of the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells and numerous museums and art galleries are on your doorstep. London is an amazing city and a world class centre for culture and the arts. World class education at an affordable price We make our programmes of study as accessible as possible to all students and we are committed to delivering a world class education at an affordable price. We are an international organisation We have students from all around the world currently studying with us on University and RAD-validated awards. We have 34 international offices and offer one programme in eight different languages. History & experience When you join us as a student you will become part of an organisation that has a long and distinguished history. Established in 1920, we have 95 years experience in training and educating dance teachers. Professional membership As a student you gain access to the professional membership body of the RAD which, in addition to a global support network, ensures you have a competitive advantage from day one.

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A year in pictures It’s been a busy year for students at the RAD. From exchange visits, trips and performances, to participation in national events. Here are some of the highlights. Students backstage at Move It, the UK’s biggest dance event.

2014

Students of the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma on a visit to Tring Park.

Students of the BA (Hons) Ballet Education at their annual sharing of work.

Eleven Dutch students from Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg visited the RAD in April. This is the second time this exciting exchange trip has taken place, with more return visits planned for our students. 10 Royal Academy of Dance Prospectus 2016/17


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Students from around the world take part in our Awards Day at RAD London. Student’s final farewell performance at their end of year graduation show.

RAD President Darcey Bussell CBE, Monica Mason OBE and Heulwen Price, RAD Studies Manager celebrating student success at Awards Day.

Students on the BA (Hons) Ballet Education programme were flag carriers and medal bearers for Victory Ceremonies of the IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships and London Marathon.

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RAD students bearing flags for the Elite Men’s presentation.

Some lucky students were given the opportunity to perform on a West End stage with the cast of Memphis the Musical. Speaking about the experience student, Elena Mirallais, said ‘The whole experience was incredible, it’s a great feeling to actually have learned one of the original choreographies’. A YEAR IN PICTURES 11


Welcome to the world of the RAD Over 1,000 students from 47 countries are enrolled on Faculty of Education programmes. We currently have international students studying at RAD London, studying from their own homes via distance learning and studying in their own first languages. Whilst many of you will be able to access the information in this prospectus in English, we have provided information on the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in the eight different languages which represent most of our students.

Oltre 1000 studenti provenienti da 47 nazioni sono inseriti nei programmi della Faculty of Education. Al momento abbiamo studenti di provenienza internazionale che studiano presso la sede centrale della RAD, dalle proprie nazioni di residenza via istruzione a distanza, e nelle proprie lingue di appartenenza. Mentre molti di voi potranno avere accesso alle informazioni di questo prospetto in inglese, abbiamo previsto di fornire anche informazioni riguardanti il Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies nelle otto diverse lingue che maggiormente rappresentano i nostri studenti.

Über 1000 Studierende aus 47 Ländern sind bei der Faculty of Education eingeschrieben. Unsere internationalen Studierenden studieren derzeit bei der Royal Academy of Dance vor Ort in London oder im Fernstudium in ihren Heimatländern, darunter einige in ihrer eigenen Sprache. Auch wenn viele von Ihnen diesen Prospekt in Englisch lesen können, bieten wir einige Informationen über das Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in den acht Sprachen an, in denen die meisten unserer Studierenden vertreten sind.

Temos mais de 1000 estudantes oriundos de 47 países registados nos programas da Faculty of Education. Atualmente temos estudantes internacionais a estudar na RAD em Londres, a estudar nas suas próprias casas através de ensino à distância e a estudar nas suas línguas maternas. Apesar de muitos de vocês conseguirem ler as informações das brochuras em Inglês, também distribuímos informação sobre o Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies em oito idiomas, falados pela maioria dos nossos estudantes.

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Hay más de 1000 alumnos de 17 países matriculados en los programas de la Facultad de Educación. Actualmente, tenemos alumnos internacionales que estudian a distancia en la RAD de Londres, desde sus casas y en sus propios idiomas. Aunque muchos de vosotros entenderéis lo que pone el folleto en inglés, la información sobre el Certificado de Estudios de Enseñanza de Ballet (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) aparece en los ocho idiomas que representan a la mayoría de nuestros alumnos.


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Why choose us?

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status awarded by Ofsted for our PGCE:DT programme

partnership schools that we work with in the UK

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8 international offices

Complementary student membership

for Faculty of Education students

91%

of our PGCE:DT, MAE, BABE and BADE graduates felt that their programme of study improved their career prospects

years’ experience in dance teacher education

Approximately

language options for our international CBTS programme

Over 3,500 dance teachers trained by the Faculty of Education

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12,500 members worldwide in 83 countries

100%

of students from our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are in employment or full-time study.


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Which programme is for you? The Faculty of Education offers a range of programmes of study, including degrees validated by the University of Bath and awards of the RAD. Our programmes offer flexible learning and are delivered by highly qualified tutors. You can choose from programmes offering onsite full-time or part-time study or distance learning programmes which can be studied from your own home. The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies is also offered in eight different languages. Our programmes are designated at levels consistent with the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) in which first-year undergraduate is Level 4 and Masters qualifications are Level 7. All programmes offer eligibility for registration as a teacher with the RAD.

Programme

Level

Study Location

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies

4

Distance learning, onsite Intensive Study Period and Teaching Placement

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies

5

Distance learning and Teaching Placement

BA (Hons) Dance Education

6

Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London

Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education

5

Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London

Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education

4

Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London

BA (Hons) Ballet Education

6

RAD, London

Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Dance

6

RAD, London

Postgraduate Certificate in 7 Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status)

RAD, London

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)

7

Distance learning with Induction Seminar at RAD, London

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching)

7

Distance learning with Induction Seminar at RAD, London

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching)

7

Distance learning with Induction Seminar at RAD, London

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma

6

RAD, London and Distance learning

The Benesh Institute at the RAD The Benesh Institute is the international centre for Benesh Movement Notation (BMN). Since 1997 it has been incorporated within the RAD. It aims to help the dance profession preserve its heritage and to protect choreographic copyright. Devised by Rudolf and Joan Benesh, and first published in 1956, BMN is a written system for recording human movement. It is most widely used in the recording and restaging of dance works. The Faculty of Education works closely with the Benesh Institute in providing opportunities for students to use Benesh Movement Notation in their studies and teaching placements.

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Distance learning with onsite Induction and Intensive Study Period in Berlin or Sarasota and Teaching Placement.


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Start

Duration

Language

Validated by

Page

January 2017

2 years part-time

Chinese, English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

22

January 2017

2 years part-time

English

28

September 2016

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

English

32

September 2016

2 years full-time 4 years part-time

English

32

September 2016

1 year full-time 2 years part-time

English

32

September 2016

3 years full-time

English

36

May 2016 May 2017

5 weeks full-time Annually for 3 years

English

40

September 2016

1 year full-time

English

48

September 2016

2–3 years part-time

English

56

September 2016

2 years part-time

English

56

September 2016

1–2 years part-time

English

56

June 2016 June 2017

12 weeks full-time

English

44

September 2016 September 2017

3 x 1 month intensive periods of study full-time

English with Mandarin translations

January 2017

1 year part-time

English

52

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Student Application Journey HEARING FROM US

 PEN DAYS (OCTOBER & O NOVEMBER)

 UDITIONS & A INTERVIEWS

 ome to our undergraduate and C postgraduate Open Days and find out all about us. You’ll be able to meet tutors, participate in practical dance classes and chat to current students.

Once you have submitted your application, you may be invited to an interview and/or audition depending on which programme you have applied for.

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For our full-time undergraduate degree programmes, we aim to give an outcome to each application as soon as possible, but by the end of April at the latest. For the PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS), each applicant will have a decision within 40 working days of applying. For parttime and RAD-validated programmes of study the dates will vary.

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 PPLY FOR PART-TIME A STUDY & RAD AWARDS

 PPLY FOR FULL-TIME A DEGREE STUDY

Applications for RAD-validated programmes and part-time study should be made directly to Registry, Faculty of Education. Deadlines for programmes of study occur throughout the year. You will find details of each programme on the relevant programme pages and at www.rad.org.uk/study.

 pplications for our full-time A undergraduate degree programmes and the PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS) should be made online via UCAS and can be submitted as soon as UCAS opens in the UK during autumn. You should give yourself plenty of time to write your personal statement and consider how best to sell your skills. The application deadline for UCAS is in January (check www.ucas.com for details) but for the PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS) programme you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

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REPLYING TO OFFERS For full-time undergraduate degree programme applications made via UCAS, once you have received all the decisions to your initial applications you can then choose which offers to accept. You have up to two choices. Your first choice is known as your ‘firm choice’, your preferred programme of study and ‘insurance choice’, is your second choice. If you have applied for a place on part-time and RAD-validated programmes of study, you will be given a reply slip that should be returned to Registry, Faculty of Education.

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UK A LEVEL RESULTS DAY If you are sitting your A levels in the same year you are applying for a full-time undergraduate degree programme, you will receive your results on results day in August. If you have achieved the required grades and met all other conditions, we will confirm your place. If not, please call us to discuss your application. If you are still looking for a place, you can then apply through clearing at www.ucas.com. @ucasclearing

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CONDITIONAL OFFERS

INDUCTION WEEK

When we offer a place on a programme of study, we usually set conditions that have to be met before you can start studying with us.

The last step of your application is also the first step of your studies. Some of our programmes start with an Induction week where you will meet your lecturers and fellow students.

If you have met all the conditions, you hold an unconditional offer and we look forward to welcoming you to your studies.

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Study at the RAD in London or by distance learning We offer a range of full-time and part-time programmes which can be studied at the RAD in London or from the comfort of your own home. With its central location, the RAD has superb facilities and resources which make it a centre of excellence for the study of dance and dance teacher education. If you choose to study one of our distance learning programmes you will join an international community of dedicated students, many of them working professionals, with diverse experiences and interests. Our distance learning programmes are about widening access to dance education, providing a flexible learning experience and sharing our expertise around the world. We have an international reputation for the highest professional standards and all our programmes are delivered by highly qualified, experienced tutors. Our professional qualifications are respected by employers and professional bodies alike and will provide you with an essential platform to launch your career as a dance teacher. For

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the more experienced dance teacher, a range of programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities have been devised to enhance your personal and professional development. Our university-validated degrees are of the highest academic standard and will allow you to compete on equal terms for entry to postgraduate programmes and research degrees. Becoming a student on an RAD programme means becoming part of an international learning and teaching community. On successful completion of one of our programmes, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Teacher Status with the RAD. As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, RAD Registered Teachers will also participate in CPD. Our scheme is designed to support you through every stage of your career.


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OVERVIEW

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies 2 years part-time Start

January 2017 Apply by

1 August 2016 (1 June 2016 via concessionary entry) Location

Distance learning, onsite Intensive Study Period and Teaching Placement (in your country of residence) Level/credits

Level 4 (120 credits) Application

Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD or national office Tuition fees

ÂŁ5,500 plus ÂŁ120 registration fee on enrolment Language

Chinese, English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

This programme provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required by ballet teachers at the start of their careers. Focusing on RAD syllabi, you will explore the development and progression of ballet technique alongside acquiring teaching skills appropriate for the private dance studio. The programme also provides an excellent stepping stone for further study as a dance teacher. How is the programme taught? The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) is studied part-time over two years, enabling you to combine personal and professional commitments alongside your studies. The programme begins in January of each year and as a part-time student you should expect to study for a minimum of 20 hours per week. In Year 1, you will study three modules through distance learning, as well as attending an Intensive Study Period, ten consecutive days in duration, in your country of residence in August/September. You will be supported by a detailed module study guide and tutors with whom you will have regular contact with via online forums, email and telephone. In Year 2, you will undertake a practical teaching placement over 30 weeks. You will be supported by an approved Mentor in a dance school local to you, as well as an RAD appointed Practical Teaching Supervisor. You will also study the importance of continuing professional development, marketing tools and knowledge of market trends in the ballet teaching profession.

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Sophie Whittle Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies After deciding that I wanted to pursue dance teaching as a profession, it became clear that the CBTS programme would be my natural choice. The units of study have allowed me to explore all aspects of dance teaching through distance learning so that I have been able to fit them around my existing commitments. The Intensive Study Period was a highlight of the

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programme as I learned to approach the syllabus from new perspectives whilst sharing and exchanging ideas with fellow teachers.


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“The support from my tutors has been invaluable, as their insightful feedback has helped me to be more confident in my own abilities.� Sophie Whittle

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PROGRAMME Detail

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies What do Intensive Study Periods involve? The Intensive Study Period (ISP) gives you an opportunity to work face-to-face with an RAD tutor. The focus of the ISP is Pre-Primary in Dance, Primary in Dance, Grades 1–5, Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate. You will need working knowledge of these syllabi prior to attending the ISP. During the ISP you will learn how to: • teach syllabus settings • work with younger children and young people • devise training exercises for use alongside the syllabus settings on which your students will be examined • encourage active learning in the ballet studio There will also be an opportunity to discuss the introduction and development of pointe work. Programme Breakdown Year 1 (60 credits) • Observation for Teaching • Health, Safety and Professional Responsibilities • Ballet and Teaching: Knowledge and Understanding Year 2 (60 credits) • Practical Teaching • Professional Portfolio

Assessment Mode Assessment is through written portfolios, projects, assignments and practical teaching. Employment Prospects Graduates who have completed CBTS have gone on to work all over the world as ballet teachers. Many graduates are offered employment within their placement schools or are successful in establishing their own schools. Successful graduates are eligible for Registered Teacher Status, which will allow them to enter students for RAD ballet examinations.

THE PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

94%

of students were satisfied overall with the programme.

100%

of students in work or study following graduation, 90% of which are now in a professional or managerial job.

EMPLOYERS TESTIMONIAL

I have employed several graduates of the RAD CBTS programme, and been delighted with every one of them. The CBTS qualification provides reassurance that teachers are competent in all aspects of ballet teaching, including a secure knowledge of delivering the RAD syllabus correctly and safely. These graduates have developed many strategies for teaching ballet students and I know they will be able to offer engaging and enriching lessons to all of the pupils within my school. — Sarah Platt

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Entry requirements

“The Intensive Study Period was a highlight of the programme as I learned to approach the syllabus from new perspectives.� Sophie Whittle

You should hold RAD Intermediate or a recognised equivalent examination in ballet. Award

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and eligibility for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD. Further study and career development

Following successful completion of the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, you may wish to continue to the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies. Those who are able to study in English may progress to the Diploma in Higher Education: Dance Education by undertaking an additional Access Module. See the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies and BA (Hons) Dance Education programme sections for further details. International Partnerships

We work in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, Australia (QUT) offering an Access Route to RAD Teacher Registration. Students who are enrolled with QUT are able to study the Access Route alongside their studies. For more information on the content of the Access Route, please visit www.rad.org.uk/QUT More Information www.rad.org.uk/cbts Validated by

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Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Translations The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies is delivered internationally via distance learning in eight different languages, providing access to teacher training and eligibility for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD. For information on this programme please contact the national office in your country (full contact details are provided on pages 78–79). If you wish to study as part of the UK cohort please contact Registry in the Faculty of Education, faculty@rad.org.uk. Details can also be found by visiting www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

Il programma CBTS (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) è svolto a distanza a livello internazionale in otto lingue. Il corso offre formazione agli insegnanti e permette l’iscrizione all’albo degli Insegnanti Registrati RAD. Per maggiori informazioni sul programma, contattare la sede nazionale del proprio paese (i recapiti completi sono indicati alle pagine 78–79). Se si desidera studiare come parte del gruppo britannico, contattare la segreteria (Registry) della facoltà di istruzione (Faculty of Education), faculty@ rad.org.uk. È possibile trovare ulteriori informazioni alla pagina www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

Der Abschluss des Zertifikates für die Erteilung von Ballettunterricht (Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies) wird international als Fernstudium in acht Sprachen angeboten. Der Lehrgang umfasst die Lehrausbildung und berechtigt zur Registrierung als Tanzlehrerin/ Tanzlehrer der Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Weitere Informationen zu diesem Programm erhalten Sie von der örtlichen Vertretung Ihres Landes (die vollständigen Kontaktdetails finden Sie auf den Seiten 78–79). Wenn Sie Ihre Ausbildung gemeinsam mit den Kursteilnehmern aus Großbritannien absolvieren möchten, wenden Sie sich bitte an das Immatrikulationsbüro in der Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaften: Registry der Faculty of Education, faculty@rad.org.uk. Weitere Einzelheiten finden Sie auch auf unserer Website www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

O Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (Certificado de Estudos para o Ensino de Ballet) pode ser obtido internacionalmente em 8 línguas diferentes, via ensino à distância, possibilitando o acesso à formação de professores e a elegibilidade para se registar como professor(a) de dança pela Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Para mais informações sobre este programa, contacte o nosso representante no seu país (os dados completos de contacto encontram-se nas páginas 78–79). Se desejar estudar como parte do grupo do Reino Unido, por favor contacte a página de Registo da Faculty of Education em faculty@rad.org.uk. Para saber mais detalhes visite www.rad.org.uk/cbts.

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El Certificado de Estudios de Enseñanza de Ballet (CBTS) es un programa a distancia ofrecido en todo el mundo e impartido en ocho idiomas que proporciona acceso a la práctica docente y la posibilidad de registrarse como profesor de baile de la RAD. Para obtener más información sobre este programa, contacta con la oficina de tu país (encontrarás toda la información contacto en las páginas 78 y 79). Si quieres estudiar con el grupo de Reino Unido, contacta con la secretaría (Registry) de la Facultad de Educación (Faculty of Education) faculty@rad.org.uk. Para saber más, visita www.rad.org.uk/cbts.


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OVERVIEW

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies 2 years part-time Start

January 2017 Apply by

1 August 2016 (1 June 2016 via concessionary entry) Location

Distance learning and Teaching Placement (in your country of residence) Level/credits

Level 5 (120 credits) Application

Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Tuition fees

ÂŁ5,500 plus ÂŁ120 registration fee on enrolment Language

English

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Designed to extend knowledge, understanding and practice of dance teaching across a range of contexts and genres, this programme will prepare you for working in an increasingly diverse employment market. The programme offers opportunities to study dance teaching and education in greater depth, to reflect on practice and to explore new areas of dance teaching. How is the programme taught? The Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS) is offered part-time over two years through distance learning, enabling you to study alongside personal and professional commitments. You will receive one-to-one support from experienced tutors, with opportunities for collaborative study through the use of online forums. Regular contact is made through email and telephone support as well as online discussion boards. Each module is supported by a comprehensive study guide and online materials. In Year 1, you will explore what it means to be a dance teacher, alongside the legal requirements and professional values which determine effective and responsible teaching. You will learn about, and reflect upon, a range of learning and teaching theories as applied to practical dance teaching. In addition, you will develop and reflect upon existing practice by teaching in a new dance context. In Year 2, you will explore and engage with dance teaching skills at a more advanced level. You will select two module options which cover a range of areas of interest for dance teachers. These are studied alongside an extended teaching placement in order for you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical teaching.

Amanda Day Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies After completing a BA in Dance and a Diploma of Education majoring in Dance, I taught full-time for six years before commencing the DDTS. The programme was perfect in the way it extended my prior knowledge in areas such as dance pedagogy and experiential anatomy. The programme also gave me the opportunity to reflect on and enhance my current professional

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practice with the guidance of my Practical Teaching Supervisor. I now have the confidence to teach in a once unfamiliar area which contributes to my overall confidence and employability.


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PROGRAMME Detail

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies Programme Breakdown Year 1 (60 credits) • Developing Professional Practice and Values • Dance Pedagogy: How Learners Learn, How Teachers Teach • Practical Teaching (1): Exploring new contexts Year 2 (60 credits) • Practical Teaching (2): Extending Practice You select one module from each of the following categories: • Music for Stage and Studio or Community Dance: Insights and Impressions, Partners and Practice • Optimising Dance Performance, Ballet Studies or Research and Resources for Dance Teaching Assessment Mode Modules are assessed through a variety of practical examinations, written assignments, such as projects, case studies and teaching portfolios. Employment Prospects DDTS graduates will be eligible for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. The programme will enhance the profile of dance teachers who operate a portfolio career in dance teaching across different contexts as well as providing a pathway for further study. THE PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

100%

of students were satisfied overall with the programme.

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Entry requirements

Level 4 dance teaching qualification or equivalent. The RAD welcomes applications from professional dance teachers who do not hold traditional academic qualifications but have equivalent experiential learning. Award

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies and eligibility for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD. Further Study and Career Development

Graduates of the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies may be eligible to apply for the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme at Level 6. See the programme section for further details. More Information www.rad.org.uk/ddts Validated by

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OVERVIEW

BA (Hons) Dance Education

Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education 1–3 years full-time 2–6 years part-time UCAS code

W541

Institution code

R55

Start

September 2016 Apply by

Full-time 15 January 2016 Part-time 30 April 2016 Location

Distance learning and onsite Intensive Study Seminar at RAD, London Level/credits

Level 4 Certificate (120 credits) Level 5 Diploma (240 credits) Level 6 Degree (360 credits) Application

Full-time via UCAS Part-time via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD

This programme offers a unique opportunity to become part of an international community of learners engaged in the study of dance education and teaching. As a distance learner, you will be able to study from your own home, with key study materials available online and you will be fully supported every step of the way by a dedicated team of specialist tutors. The programme includes a compulsory Intensive Study Seminar (ISS) week during the first semester of Level 4, at RAD headquarters in London, where you will meet students and staff on the programme. How is the programme taught? Each level of the BA (Hons) Dance Education (BADE) can be studied full-time or part-time and you can choose to study at certificate, diploma or degree level. The programme is modular and is delivered across two semesters each year, with the compulsory Intensive Study Seminar in the first year. All modules are supported by study guides which are accessed online and contain key source materials, tutor-guided tasks and suggestions for further study. You are allocated a specialist tutor for each module, with whom you will have regular contact via email and scheduled telephone tutorials. All students have access to online forums as a means of communication with students and tutors throughout the world.

Tuition fees

Please see p76 for a full list of fees Language

English

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Charis Ridley BA (Hons) Dance Education I wanted a programme which wouldn’t just help me be the best teacher I can be, but also give me the knowledge, understanding and confidence to teach dance to children or adults in many varied settings, particularly community

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dance. It is challenging, but as a result, my knowledge of dance has evolved and grown beyond my expectations.


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“ The programme has provided me with an excellent foundation in anatomy and psychology and learning and teaching strategies and has shown me how these topics enhance my own teaching.� Charis Ridley

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PROGRAMME Detail

BA (Hons) Dance Education Programme Breakdown Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education Level 4 (120 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Frameworks and Perspectives • The Healthy Dancer • Dance Education: Concepts and Contexts • Music in Dance and Dance Education • Dance Syllabi and Examinations At Level 4, you will gain a broad perspective on dance education across a range of sectors. You will also be introduced to educational concepts which are fundamental throughout your studies, as well as gaining knowledge and understanding of health, fitness and safety in relation to dance teaching. Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education Level 5 (240 credits) Compulsory Modules: • The Nature of Dance • Perspectives on Learning and Teaching • Safe Practice and Enhancing Performance Module Options: • Dance in the Community • Dance Analysis • Dance Teaching Societies and Awarding Bodies • Perspectives on Music and Dance • Managing Yourself in Dance At Level 5, you will be able to extend your knowledge of philosophical, pedagogical and professional issues in dance teaching, as well as developing your research skills. You will be able to choose from a range of module options which are studied alongside three compulsory modules.

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BA (Hons) Dance Education: Level 6 (360 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Dance, Art and Education • Dissertation Module Options: • Dance and Older Learners • Ballet: its Diversity and Influence • Classicism, Classical and Classics • Dance in Higher Education • Designing Dance Curricula • Managing Others in Dance • Vocational Dance Training: Issues and Debates • Optimising Performance At Level 6, you are required to complete two compulsory modules and choose from a range of options including: dance analysis, assessment issues in dance, optimising dance performance and dance management. Assessment Mode Modules are assessed through a range of written assignments which include essays, case studies and portfolios. At degree level, you will submit a written dissertation on your area of interest. Employment Prospects Students who have completed this programme, work in a range of careers in dance teaching, both in the public and private sector. Many of our students progress to postgraduate studies or have extended their freelance work into new dance contexts.

THE PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

100%

felt well or very well prepared for employment, further study and starting their own business.

100%

of students in work or study following graduation, 90% of which are now in a professional or managerial job.


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Entry requirements

Three GCE A level passes or equivalent. RAD Intermediate or equivalent examination in any dance genre. Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. For applicants who reside in countries that do not have the equivalent of A levels we have a new Foundation Module that meets the entry criteria for undergraduate access. For more details please visit www.rad.org.uk/ foundation-module Award

Successful completion of Level 4 leads to the award of Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education. Successful completion of Level 5 leads to the award of Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education. Successful completion of Level 6 leads to the award of BA (Hons) Dance Education. Further study and career development

Students who gain a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 can apply to have their teaching assessed in order to be eligible for teacher registration with the RAD. Students who gain the BA (Hons) Dance Education may be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status).

“It is challenging, but as a result, my knowledge of dance has evolved and grown beyond my expectations.�

Graduates with teaching experience may also apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching). More Information www.rad.org.uk/bade Validated by

Charis Ridley

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OVERVIEW

BA (Hons) Ballet Education 3 years full-time UCAS code

W540

Institution code

R55

Start

September 2016 Apply by

15 January 2016 Location

RAD, London Level/credits

Levels 4–6 (360 credits) Application

Application via UCAS, audition and interview Tuition fees

UK/EU students: £6,500 International students: £11,000 Language

English

This programme reflects our history and heritage in promoting knowledge and understanding of ballet and ballet teaching. This three-year taught degree programme combines dance training with preparation for teaching. Students on this programme form a small but significant group of onsite learners who work closely with specialist tutors and other staff at RAD headquarters in London. It attracts both UK and international students who make the most of their time in London with its diverse, innovative and world class arts and theatre culture. How is the programme taught? The BA (Hons) Ballet Education (BABE) is three years full-time and delivered across two semesters each year. Modules integrate practical and theoretical study as well as hands-on practical teaching experience. At Level 4, you will spend most of your time in technique classes, repertoire workshops, choreographic workshops, lectures, seminars and field trips. At Level 5 and Level 6, the amount of independent study increases, as does the number of hours spent off-site on teaching placements and in-depth exploration and research. You will also receive the support of regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the duration of the programme.

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Flavia Groza BA (Hons) Ballet Education 2nd Year Student Whilst studying on the BABE programme, not only have I discovered more about the art of teaching, but I have learned more about myself. I have had the opportunity to improve my own performance and choreographic skills by working with extremely professional tutors who share their expertise and knowledge.

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The teaching placements situated in different contexts such as private, public and community have really broadened my experience and enabled me to acquire the necessary skills and confidence to build my own future.


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“Enrolling on this programme has changed my life!� Flavia Groza

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PROGRAMME Detail

BA (Hons) Ballet Education Programme Breakdown Level 4 (120 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Fundamentals of Ballet Technique • Introduction to Dance Science and Somatic Practice • Frameworks for Dance Analysis • Ballet Repertoire • Dance Histories: Repertoires, Techniques and Styles • Introduction to Dance Teaching At Level 4, you will spend time in the studio securing your own technique and learning about dance through selected repertoire. You will also take part in visits to observe dance teaching in schools (public and private sector), community dance projects and dance company education. Level 5 (240 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Technique and Performance • Ballet: Genre and Style • Choreography: Craft and Form • Dance Science and Somatic Practice for Teaching • Dance Teaching: Theory and Practice • Teaching Placement (1) • Teaching Placement (2)

THE PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

94%

of students were satisfied overall with the programme.

100%

of students in work or study following graduation, 90% of whom are now in a professional or managerial job.

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At Level 5, you will continue to work on your own dance skills, develop your choreographic skills and study dance from historical, scientific and critical perspectives. You will undertake two professional placements in which you will teach a group of students yourself. Throughout, you will be supported by qualified, experienced staff from the placement school or organisation and staff at the RAD. Level 6 (360 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Dissertation • Education Studies • Professional Placement (Part 1) and Career Preparation • Professional Placement (Part 2) Module Options: • Performance Practice • The Creative Teacher/Choreographer • Ballet Practices: An International Perspective At Level 6, you will be able to choose whether to focus on performance, choreography or critical studies. You will undertake a dissertation which is individually tutored and draws on knowledge and skills gained at Level 4 and Level 5. Teaching skills are developed through a final professional placement supported by theoretical study of education policies and practices relevant to the dance teacher. The Professional Placement and Career Preparation module prepares you for entry to the world of work and today’s professional dance environment. Assessment Mode Modules are assessed through a variety of practical examinations, written assignments, presentations and assessment of teaching. Employment Prospects Students from this programme go on to work in a range of careers in dance teaching, both in the public and private sector all over the world. Many of our students also go on to postgraduate studies here at the RAD or other international universities.

Mentors Testimonial

My dance school in Purley, Surrey has approximately 550 pupils, offering all genres and RAD ballet exams and I have been mentoring BA (Hons) Ballet Education students for the past ten years. I assist students in developing their teaching skills so they gain confidence and learn to enjoy their interaction with pupils. I believe it is important that students feel supported by their Mentor in order to gain the most out of their experience with us. — Penny Parks Principal and founder of Penny Parks School of Dancing


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Entry requirements

“While studying, not only have I discovered more about the art of teaching, but I have learned more about myself.” Flavia Groza

Three GCE A level passes (Grades B, B, C). RAD Intermediate or equivalent examination in ballet. Appropriate English Language Proficiency Test for students whose first language is not English. Candidates with two GCE A level passes and a strong dance background will be considered (candidates wishing to apply on this basis should contact Registry for further information). For applicants from countries that do not have the equivalent of A levels we have a new Foundation Module that meets the entry criteria for undergraduate access. For more details please visit www.rad.org.uk/ foundation-module Award

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of BA (Hons) Ballet Education. Graduates are eligible for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. Further study and career development

Students enrolled on the BA (Hons) Ballet Education may apply for a place on the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD) programme and study for this award alongside their degree at a discounted fee. Following successful completion of the BA (Hons) Ballet Education, graduates may wish to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) or Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching). More Information www.rad.org.uk/babe Validated by

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OVERVIEW

Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance 5 weeks full-time annually for 3 years Start

May 2016 May 2017 Apply by

15 January 2016 20 January 2017 Location

RAD, London Level/credits

Levels 4–6 (60 credits) Application

Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Tuition fees

For those who hold, or are completing, a dance degree, this programme offers the opportunity to specialise in the work of the Royal Academy of Dance. Graduates from this programme will have passed the RAD Advanced 1 (2013) examination and are unique in being able to use the initials ‘LRAD’ after their names. By undertaking the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD), you will complete three modules which increase in demand from a basic knowledge and understanding of RAD syllabi and its use in teaching, to a critical appreciation of current issues in ballet education and training. The programme involves intensive practical study supported by lectures, presentations, peer teaching and seminars, but does not include practical teaching placements. For this reason, you will need to have some previous ballet teaching experience.

£1,650 per level Language

English

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Anastasia Paschali Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance The LRAD provides a combination of intensive practical study and lectures that help me to embody the material and allows me to think critically about current issues in ballet education. Upon completing the programme I am keen to continue my academic studies whilst working as a freelance dance teacher in London. I feel the LRAD will equip me with

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the necessary skills to identify, analyse and meet the needs of all students that I teach in the future.


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“The LRAD provides me with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the RAD syllabi, which is crucial for me as a dance teacher.� Anastasia Paschali

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PROGRAMME Detail

Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance Programme Breakdown Level 4 (20 credits) In the first year of study, you will gain basic knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to teaching ballet. It will focus on the graded syllabi and young people in the initial stages of vocational training. Level 5 (20 credits) In the second year of study you will increase your knowledge, understanding and skills by assessing the differing aims and requirements of the Graded and Vocational Graded syllabi and examinations. Level 6 (20 credits) In the final year, you consolidate and develop your learning by analysing the needs of students in the final stages of vocational training and preparation for a professional career. You will also review the full spectrum of training offered by the RAD and be expected to engage in current debates within the UK vocational training sector on meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse dance profession. Delivery The programme is delivered over three years. Each year, consists of five weeks of intensive periods of study, usually in May and June. During these weeks, you will be expected to study full-time and attend all timetabled sessions. Assessment Mode Each module is assessed through practical examinations and short presentations designed to evaluate accuracy of demonstration, understanding of teaching and education theory, and the ability to debate selected issues.

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Entry requirements

RAD Intermediate or equivalent examination in ballet, plus credits at the appropriate HE Level through a dance degree or equivalent. Evidence of experience in ballet teaching. LRAD 4 – 120 credits at Level 4 (or equivalent) LRAD 5 – LRAD 4 plus 240 credits (of which a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5 or above, or equivalent) LRAD 6 – LRAD 4 & 5 plus 360 credits (of which a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5 and 120 credits at Level 6) Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. Applicants who are not enrolled on the BA (Hons) Ballet Education may be required to undertake an audition and interview. Students whose application indicates they may be a suitable candidate for the programme might be asked to complete a Concessionary Entry Task at the level for which they are applying. Award

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance and eligibility for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. To be awarded the LRAD, students will need to have been successful in the RAD Advanced 1 (2013) examination. Graduates from this programme are unique in being able to use the initials LRAD after their names. More information www.rad.org.uk/lrad Validated by

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OVERVIEW

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma 3 months full-time Start

June 2016 June 2017 Apply by

29 January 2016 27 January 2017 Location

RAD, London and Distance learning Level/credits

Level 6 (60 credits) Application

Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Tuition fees

£6,300 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment Language

English

This programme recognises the specific needs of professional dancers wishing to become teachers and provides an intensive, highly-focused period of training. By the end of the programme, you will have a secure understanding of the professional requirements of teachers, the range of employment opportunities for dance teachers and the importance of career planning and continuing professional development. How is the programme taught? The Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma (PDTD) is a modular programme delivered at RAD headquarters in London. You will study full-time for three consecutive months and complete two compulsory modules to the value of 60 credits, one of which will be studied by distance learning. The programme is designed to build on your significant experience as a professional dancer. Through a range of practical and theoretical lectures, seminars and workshops, you will be introduced to current learning and teaching theories and strategies as applied to different dance teaching contexts. You will also be provided with opportunities to work with a range of dance students as well as visiting selected vocational schools in the UK. Throughout your studies you will work with highly experienced tutors who will support your learning, achievement and career transition.

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Klara Houdet Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma I began my professional career at 17 with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and subsequently danced with a number of companies internationally providing me with the opportunity to work with renowned dance professionals. Having spent 27 years in the studio, I am now eager to pass on all that I have learned and my passion for dance. I chose to

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undertake the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma to expand my understanding of the finer points of teaching ballet and to enhance my career opportunities.


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“I am excited to be discovering my potential as a ballet teacher here at the RAD.” Liesl Dowsett

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PROGRAMME Detail

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma Programme Breakdown Compulsory Modules: PD601: Dance Teaching: Approaches to Technique and Performance This module is designed to extend your dance knowledge beyond individual performance careers to embrace a range of dance and ballet syllabi, curricula and examination frameworks – including the work of the RAD. You will study through lectures, practical sessions and observation of teaching in different contexts. You will gradually build the skills needed to teach dance through observation of teaching, peer teaching and teaching practice. In-depth knowledge of ballet technique provides the basis for developing skills in the planning, delivery and assessment of effective dance teaching. You are supported with on-going verbal and written feedback on your progress throughout the programme. The module is assessed through a practical teaching examination, followed by a critical reflective discussion of the class. PD602: Reflective Dance Pedagogy In this module you will reflect critically on your practical teaching experience to date, drawing on theories of dance pedagogy, safe and reflective practice. By the end of this module you will have developed knowledge, understanding and skills which will support you in developing effective reflective practices throughout your career.

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Assessment Mode You will be assessed through a presentation and a practical teaching session, followed by a viva voce – critical reflection and written assignment.

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Employment Prospects PDTD graduates have a very high success rate in gaining employment across a range of dance teaching contexts internationally. Those based in the UK are ideally placed to take up teaching posts in the vocational sector and past graduates include the artistic director of the Elmhurst School for Dance (in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet), English National Ballet School, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Graduates also work in established private dance schools or open their own schools with a view of entering students for RAD examinations. Some of our international students have gone on to work in a range of sectors as dance teachers in their own country of residence with many becoming Mentors and Practical Teaching Supervisors for the RAD.

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Entry requirements

Significant professional performance experience with a dance company. Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. Award

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma and eligibility for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. Further study and career development

PDTD graduates may apply to study for the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme and those interested in the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) may be required to complete the Faculty of Education’s postgraduate Access Module depending on their individual background and experience. More Information www.rad.org.uk/pdtd Validated by

Start

September 2016 Apply by

31 March 2016 Location

Beijing, China Level/credits

Level 6 (60 credits) Application

RAD International Office (Shanghai), China

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma: China The PDTD will be offered in China as part of an exciting new partnership with the Beijing Morning Star Arts Centre. Taught sessions will be delivered in English with Mandarin translators. Students are required to attend three Intensive Study Periods in September, November and January.

Language

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OVERVIEW

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) 1 year full-time UCAS code

W5X1

Institution code

R55

Start

September 2016 Apply by

UCAS opens early October 2015. You are advised to apply as soon as possible Location

RAD, London Level/credits

Level 7 (120 credits, including 60 credits QTS) Application

via UCAS

Tuition fees

UK/EU students: ÂŁ6,500 Language

English

If you want to teach dance in UK secondary education then this programme is for you. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) combines postgraduate studies with initial teacher training to give you a comprehensive preparation for dance teaching. The programme includes two teaching placements in secondary schools or colleges supported by regular periods of study at RAD headquarters in London. You will be introduced to the standards and requirements for government-recognised Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and work to fulfill these targets through the duration of your studies. You will be supported by School-based Tutors and RAD Tutors who will provide continuous feedback on your progress. On successful completion of the PGCE:DT, you will have gained a postgraduate qualification with Qualified Teacher Status and will be eligible to become a registered teacher with the RAD. Graduates from this programme can also apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) with 60 credits exemption. How is the programme taught? The programme involves 12 weeks of full-time study onsite at the RAD in London and 24 weeks in professional placements within schools or colleges covering the 11–19 age range. Modules taught at the RAD are delivered through practical workshops, lectures, seminars and a series of teaching tasks. During your placements you will work alongside School-based Tutors who are dance specialists. You will develop your knowledge and skills through a combination of observation, teaching and discussion with your tutors who will provide support on planning, teaching and self-reflection.

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Sophie Darrington Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS) I started my dance education at A level and never looked back. From a young age I created a community street dance club in Manchester and my love for teaching has grown ever since. After graduating I spent time performing and working in New York interning in dance administration, and then worked as a Stage Manager and Events Assistant for UK Dance events. The facilities at the RAD are second

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to none, and the many aspects of dance education studied, prepare you for a long and successful career as a dance teacher in the education sector. Every trainee gets the opportunity to work in two contrasting schools, and we have had a wonderful range of guest lecturers and experts in the field of dance who have provided us with the knowledge to succeed.


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“RAD was a dream institution to study my PGCE at because of the specialist teachers and the range of opportunities provided.� Sophie Darrington

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PROGRAMME Detail

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Programme Breakdown The programme comprises of three interrelated areas of study: (i) Dance Studies During the programme you will extend your knowledge of dance as a subject in secondary education and study a selection of dance specifications, courses and curricula. (ii) Professional Studies In preparation for teaching, you will be introduced to selected education theories and pedagogies, studying the professional standards and requirements for all teachers working in the UK state sector. In order to gain Qualified Teacher Status, you will be required to demonstrate achievement of all the Teachers’ Standards legislated by the UK government. (iii) School Experience and Teaching The third strand of the programme takes place in our partnership schools and colleges in the form of two different school experience and teaching placements.

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Our Partnership Schools and Colleges Our partnership schools and colleges are based in inner and outer London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire. Assessment Mode You will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards legislated by the UK government throughout the programme. In addition, you will complete three assignments as part of the postgraduate qualification. Employment Prospects We have a very high employment rate and our graduates have gone on to secure jobs in secondary schools, academies, FE colleges and grammar schools nationwide. Many move on to become heads of department and many of our School-based Tutors in partnership schools and colleges are former RAD graduates.

School Direct The School Direct programme is a school-led teacher training route. Participating schools directly recruit their own trainees and work in partnership with an accredited training provider to offer qualified teacher training, which in some cases may include a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The programme generally lasts for one year and trainees may go on to work within that school or cluster/ federation of schools (although there is no guarantee of employment). For more information visit www.education.gov.uk/ get-into-teaching. You can apply for School Direct through UCAS Teacher Training at www.ucas.com


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Entry requirements

“The facilities at the RAD are second to none, and the many aspects of dance education studied, prepare you for a long and successful career as a dance teacher.� Sophie Darrington

Undergraduate degree (with a minimum classification of 2:1) in dance or a related subject with a substantial dance component. Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics. Candidates will need to have passed their QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to acceptance on the programme. At the time of the audition, if an applicant is in the process of undertaking these skills tests, they will be given a deadline to pass the tests if selected in the audition. Interview & Audition

Applicants must submit a video of a solo as part of the initial selection process and based on this assessment, the applicant may be invited to interview. The interview day involves a practical audition including practical dance class, the teaching of the short extract of the solo, an interview, a key skills exercise, a group discussion and a teaching and subject knowledge preliminary needs analysis. Award

The programme leads to two awards: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (PGCE: DT). Graduates may be eligible for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. Further study and career development

Following a period of teaching experience, graduates may apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching). More Information www.rad.org.uk/pgce PGCE: DT validated by:

QTS awarded by

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OVERVIEW

Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate 1 year part-time Start

January 2017 Apply by

1 September 2016 Location

Distance learning and onsite Induction Seminar in Berlin or Sarasota and Teaching Placement Level/credits

Level 7 (60 credits) Application

Via Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Tuition fees

Please see p76 for a full list of fees Language

English

Onsite Intensive Study Periods:

Sarasota: June Berlin: July

This programme is designed for professional dancers wishing to prepare for a new career in teaching, or for dancers who are already teaching but wish to gain an internationally renowned RAD teaching qualification. Combining distance learning and an onsite Intensive Study Period, this flexible programme of study accommodates your rehearsal, performance and work schedules or teaching commitments and provides you with a secure platform for a career in teaching. How is the programme taught? The Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC) is a modular programme which runs from January to November and is delivered by distance learning, with onsite taught components. You will complete four compulsory modules at postgraduate level. The programme begins with a one week Induction Seminar, in the programme’s location, followed by a period of distance learning. In the summer, you will attend an Intensive Study Period (minimum duration four weeks) which comprises practical sessions, lectures, seminars, a summer teaching project, discussion groups and tutorials. In the final module, you will undertake a teaching placement in a dance school/teaching context of your choice where you are supported by a Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor.

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Soraya Bruno Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate My career as a professional dancer has taken me from South America to Europe over the past nineteen years and I heard about the PDPTC programme through my current ballet company, the Staatsballet Berlin. I felt that applying for the programme would be a great opportunity and it has opened up a new world

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for me! I am now hoping to apply for the MA in Education (Dance Teaching) with the RAD to further enhance my career.


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“Applying for the programme has opened up a new world to me!” Soraya Bruno

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PROGRAMME Detail

Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Programme Breakdown Compulsory Modules: Dance Teaching in Context This module provides a bridge between performance and pedagogy for professional dancers. It locates your own experience of dance education and training in context and engages you in a critical appraisal of the dance teaching profession. You will gain systematic knowledge of the wide range of environments in which dance teaching takes place, regionally, nationally and internationally. The module also covers the expectations and requirements of professional dance teachers, their roles and responsibilities, and current employment opportunities. Learning and Teaching The critical examination of different teaching and learning theories forms the core of this module and the basis for planning effective teaching. You will gain systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching and learning strategies with a focus on inclusive practice, resource-based teaching and assessment for learning. Key differences between vocational training and broader educational perspectives are also investigated, enabling you to reflect critically on your own dance background and adapt your teaching to a specified context. Ballet and Contemporary Dance: Histories, Techniques and Training Systems In this module, you will engage in a critical evaluation of studio-based practices and theoretical discourses in dance, with a focus on ballet and selected contemporary techniques. The module draws on your professional experience to reflect and critically engage with the historical development of dance performance and associated dance training systems as developed by key individuals and organisations. Through a combination of practical and theoretical onsite study, a summer teaching project, and supported by a blended distance learning component, you will investigate key differences in ballet vocabulary, technique and terminology and work towards developing your own personalised pedagogical approach, rooted in critical evaluation.

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Teaching Placement The final module allows you to integrate learning from previous modules and undertake a supervised teaching placement in a dance teaching context of your choice. Through the teaching placement, you gain practical experience in planning effective classes, managing the learning environment and providing a positive dance experience for all learners. Involvement in additional administrative duties, parents’ days, school performances and other events is encouraged and you will keep a reflective journal to record your progress as a trainee teacher. The placement involves support from a Mentor and Practical Teaching Supervisor who provide regular feedback, encouragement and support. Assessment Mode Modules are assessed through a range of written and practical tasks including reflective journals, lesson plans, reports, peer teaching, Powerpoint presentations and essays. The teaching placement is assessed through a practical teaching examination followed by a viva voce – critical reflection and discussion on the class examined. Employment Prospects Graduates are well placed to work in the private (vocational) dance sector and in educational contexts internationally or to enrol for further study at postgraduate level. The programme includes study of the syllabi and examinations of the RAD, so that graduates are eligible for Registered Teacher Status. This will allow graduates to enter students for RAD ballet examinations.


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We welcome applications from dancers with significant professional experience in dance and advanced technical proficiency in ballet or contemporary dance. Applicants will also need to demonstrate their potential to study at postgraduate level, which will be determined as part of the selection process through the personal statement, reference and interview. Appropriate English Language Proficiency test for students whose first language is not English. Award

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate and eligibility for registration as dance teachers with the RAD. Further study and career development

PDPTC graduates may apply for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching), providing they meet the English Language requirements and successfully complete an Access Module. Graduates who meet these requirements will be exempt from 60 credits of the Masters programme. More Information www.rad.org.uk/pdptc Validated by

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OVERVIEW

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) 1–3 years part-time Start

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching) Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching)

September 2016 Apply by

30 April 2016 Location

Distance learning and onsite Induction week at RAD, London Level/credits

Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) Level 7 Masters (180 credits) Application

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The Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) allows you to further your knowledge and expertise through research in your own practice. We are one of the first organisations to offer an award at this level, specifically designed for practicing dance teachers. As an experienced dance teacher, the programme offers you an opportunity to engage in: • continuing professional development through completing a higher degree • postgraduate research based on your own professional practice • career progression which puts you at the forefront of dance education and practice-based research

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The Masters focuses specifically on your role as a teacher, allowing you to learn, reflect on your teaching and develop original practices. You will learn from experts and have access to an international community of practitioner researchers. The principle of a Masters level qualified teaching profession is supported by the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers report, Masters in Teaching and Learning: Making it work (UCET 2008).

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How is the programme taught and assessed? The programme begins with a compulsory one-week Induction Seminar at RAD headquarters in London. Individual modules are delivered via distance learning through access to the RAD’s Virtual Learning Environment. Each module has a study guide which introduces you to key topics, concepts and readings, and leads you through a series of study tasks in preparation for a final assessment. You are allocated a specialist tutor for each module who supports your studies through regular communication via email, telephone, Skype and online forums. Modules are studied

Tuition fees

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Ashleigh Ritchie MA in Education (Dance Teaching) Having taught dance in secondary schools in Canada for a number of years and moved into dance teacher training, the Masters programme offered a logical step for my own dance education. Whilst Canada, like many other countries, offers Masters level study in Education, there are no programmes that

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address both Dance and Education in the way that this does. I now teach at the RAD and have found that the variety in modules and dance education pedagogy the programme offers, has had an enormous influence on the way that I teach and how this impacts positively on my students.


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“The flexibility of being able to work full-time whilst studying has been a major advantage to me both personally and professionally.� Ashleigh Ritchie

across two semesters per academic year. Learning is flexible in that you study from home during hours which suit your employment and personal commitments. Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma Awards If you would like to study at Masters level (Level 7) but are not yet ready or able to commit to the full Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) programme, you have the option to study the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma. With successful achievement of the required credits, you are eligible to progress from the Postgraduate Certificate to the Postgraduate Diploma or Masters, and from the Postgraduate Diploma to the Masters.

Masters Access Module If you are interested in Masters level study but would like a taster of Level 7 before committing to a programme of study, you can apply to undertake the Masters Access Module. This is a standalone module at Level 7 which is delivered, tutored and assessed in the same way as all other Masters level modules. Experience of the Access Module will enable you to evaluate whether Level 7 via distance learning is for you!

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PROGRAMME Detail

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) Programme Breakdown Compulsory Modules: Research Methods This module introduces a range of education research models, paradigms and approaches for practice-based research and will equip you with an understanding of research design, data collection and ethics. It provides the foundation for research on all other modules on the programme, including your final Research Project. Dance, Education and Culture This module provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of dance as a cultural practice, including the theatrical art form. The reading materials and tasks focus on developing critical thinking through study of key cultural theories and their application. The essay assignment allows you to draw on selected concepts and critical frameworks and to evaluate their potential application to your own professional practice. Research Project This module comprises the design and delivery of an extended practice-based research assignment. The precise nature of the research will be determined by a number of factors, including the needs of your school/work environment, the dance curriculum, and your specific knowledge, skills and research interests. You will have the option to attend a two-day seminar at the start of the module and will be assigned a supervisor to guide you through the research process. The module culminates in the submission of a 20,000 word dissertation. Module Options: • Dance Pedagogy • Leading Learning • Inclusive Dance Practice • Society, Politics and Youth Dance • Dance in the Private Sector: Its Scope and Influence • Somatic Approaches to Dance Education • Assessment Issues in Dance Practice • Laban Studies: Shaping Education Practice • Working with Adults: Further Education, Higher Education and Beyond

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Requirements for Each Award  Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching) Level 7 (60 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Research Methods • Dance, Education and Culture Module Options: You will undertake one module option. The Postgraduate Certificate introduces you to dance education research and the different approaches and methods involved in practicebased research. You are also introduced to the process of reflecting on your own teaching practice in dialogue with current scholarship. You then have an opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to a chosen specialist area within dance education. The Postgraduate Certificate can be studied over one or two years. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching) Level 7 (120 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Research Methods • Dance, Education and Culture Module Options: You will undertake three module options (or two module options for holders of a PGCE with QTS or international equivalent, or PDPTC with the Masters Access Module). The Postgraduate Diploma builds upon the Postgraduate Certificate by providing you with an opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills to more than one specialist area within dance education. The Postgraduate Diploma can be studied over one or two years.

STUDENT TESTIMONIAL

The Masters programme has helped me create strong connections between my practice as a dance educator in India and internationally relevant theoretical frameworks, because of which, I am able to contribute to the development of the field of dance education both at a practical and academic level. — Shabari Rao, Masters Student


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Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) Level 7 (180 credits) Compulsory Modules: • Research Methods • Dance, Education and Culture • Research Project Module Options: You will undertake three module options (or one module option for holders of a PGCE with QTS or international equivalent or PDPTC with the Masters Access Module). The Masters programme builds upon the Postgraduate Diploma by providing you with the opportunity to design and undertake a practice-based research project of your own choosing within your professional teaching context. The Masters programme can be studied over two or three years. Assessment Mode Modules are assessed through essays, case studies, portfolios, practical teaching, presentations and small-scale research projects. The Research Project module requires submission of a dissertation. Employment Prospects Students on the programme are already in employment on either a full or part-time basis. A Masters qualification can, however, lead to increased employment opportunities and support applications for promotion.

A good honours degree in dance or with a significant dance component. You should hold a recognised dance teaching qualification and be employed as a dance teacher for the duration of the programme. We welcome applications from professional dance teachers who do not hold traditional academic qualifications but have equivalent experiential learning. Applicants may be required to undertake a Concessionary Entry Task or complete the Masters Access Module. An English Language Proficiency test for applicants whose first language is not English. Exemptions and Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

Exemptions and APL are applicable to the Postgraduate Diploma and full Masters programme. Students who hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or accepted international equivalent are automatically accredited for 30 credits at Masters level for the Postgraduate Diploma or 60 credits for the Masters programme. Students who have successfully completed the Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (PDPTC) with the Masters Access Module are also automatically accredited for 30 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma or 60 credits for the Masters. Students who have Prior Certified or Prior Experiential Learning at Level 7 may apply for APL for up to 45 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma or up to 60 credits for the Masters. Award

Successful completion of 60 credits leads to Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching); 120 credits leads to Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching); 180 credits leads to Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching). Further Study and Career Development

Holders of the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) are eligible to progress to studying at doctoral level and may be eligible for registration as a dance teacher with the RAD. Our graduates gain employment in higher education, present at conferences, pursue new areas of specialism within dance education, instigate positive change in their workplace, educate others in the value of dance education, and contribute to RAD dance teacher training. More Information www.rad.org.uk/mae Validated by

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Staff profiles

Verity Long Lecturer in Dance Education

Fiona Brooker Lecturer in Dance Education

Alexandra Graham Head of Quality Assurance

Verity teaches dance teaching methods and curriculum design, dance analysis and professional practice. She supervises PGCE and BABE teaching placements and tutors students on the distance learning BADE, CBTS and DDTS programmes. Prior to joining the Faculty of Education, Verity worked within the private sector teaching the RAD, ISTD and AAD syllabi and preparing students for vocational training. Moreover, Verity has extensive experience of delivering the UK secondary dance curriculum and successfully preparing students for Gold Arts Award examinations.

Fiona teaches across all programmes, delivering modules on dance education, dance analysis, cultural theory and research processes. She gained her MA in Education from Goldsmiths College, BA (Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet from the University of Durham and LRAD from the RAD. Her research interests centre around gender, identity and how dance is valued in education.

Alex is a member of the Faculty of Education Senior Management Team. Her expertise in quality assurance ensures that the department delivers high quality dance teacher education across both our universityvalidated and RAD awards. Enhancing the student experience and meeting the requirements of regulatory bodies and our validating partners remains her main focus whilst fulfilling the mission of the RAD.

Guy Burden Lecturer in Dance Education Guy completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Education, specialising in secondary dance in 2012 and currently lectures across a range of university-validated and RAD Faculty of Education programmes of study. Guy trained at both The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst School for Dance. Throughout his time at Elmhurst, Guy danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in venues throughout the UK as well as touring internationally. Upon graduation, he danced as a Soloist with the Vanemuine Teater Ballet, Estonia and with English National Ballet. 60 Royal Academy of Dance Prospectus 2016/17

Mia Romanus Head of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Mia managed the RAD Training department until 2009 at which point she moved to the Faculty of Education to develop and lead the CPD department. She works with Faculty of Education tutors to develop CPD content for dance teachers and to ensure a sufficient and broad ranging portfolio of CPD activities worldwide, she works closely with RAD International offices and Regional Managers in the UK. In 2013, Mia successfully led the launch of the CPD scheme.

Charlotte Levy Lead Admissions Officer Charlotte works as part of the Registry team to coordinate the entry process from initial application to auditions and offers. She is the first point of contact for students wishing to study with the RAD and assists with information on finding the right programme for them and advice on how to apply. She studied Art History at the University of Cambridge, and prior to joining the RAD she worked as a freelance theatre technician.


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Dr Anne Hogan Director of Education

Michelle Groves Dean

Janine Streuli Head of Learning and Teaching

A former member of the Boston Ballet Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet, Anne holds a BA in English Literature from Harvard and an MA and PhD in English Literature from Brown University. She taught in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and was Director of Alumni Relations at The American University of Paris, and was previously Head of Dance Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, and Head of Postgraduate Studies and Research at London Contemporary Dance School. Prior to taking up her role as Director of Education in 2011, she was an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages and Education at London Metropolitan University.

Having gained professional dance experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Michelle spent some time training as a Labanotation practitioner and teacher with Ann Hutchinson Guest in London. Before joining the Faculty of Education in 2000, Michelle taught extensively as a freelance tutor and dance teacher. In her role as Dean, Michelle provides academic and administrative leadership across all FoE programmes, working closely with tutors, students and administrators in developing and promoting the business of the FoE. Michelle has written several modules for distance learning programmes, supervises Masters dissertations and continues to deliver guest lectures across taught programmes. She is Editor of the Faculty’s newsletter, Focus on Education.

Janine has been a full-time academic at the RAD since 2010 and tutors across a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. Before being appointed as Head of Learning and Teaching, she was involved in programme management; initially leading the BA (Hons) Ballet Education, and then the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS). In her role as Head of Learning and Teaching, she works closely with Programme Managers, tutors, students and administrators to promote and enhance best practice in pedagogy across FoE programmes.

Anne has taught English and Comparative Literature, specialising in Shakespeare in performance, as well as both theoretical and practical courses in performing arts, specialising in dance. Her research interests include the role of somatic practices within classical and contemporary dance training, the choreographic legacy of George Balanchine, and Shakespeare and Dance. Anne’s edited publications include Balanchine Then and Now (Sylph Editions and the Arts Arena Paris, 2008) and The Song of the Body: Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing (RAD Enterprises Ltd 2014).

Michelle’s research interests are in teacher education and higher and professional education. Her current research focus, through University College London, Institute of Education, is on identities of dance teachers across sectors.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Education, Janine had an extensive freelance career teaching ballet and dance in private and state sector education. During that time, she was sessional tutor on the BA (Hons) Dance Education and the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies while also teaching at a Further Education College, the RAD Dance School and several private sector ballet schools. Janine trained in ballet and contemporary dance and has also taught Yoga and Pilates. Her research interests cover dance anatomy teaching, health, safe practice and innovative, technology-enhanced pedagogy.

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Continuing Professional Development Continuing Professional Development The RAD is committed to lifelong learning, and our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme is a reflection of our commitment to this. Our scheme is designed to meet your individual circumstances; activities are offered worldwide with structured, innovative and progressive opportunities to continue your development. Each activity is designed to enhance your skills, extend your knowledge and career opportunities. CPD activities include practical face-to-face workshops and online learning. Face-to-face workshops give you the chance to deepen your understanding of a specific topic and to network with other dance teachers so you can share ideas and experience. We also offer a suite of highly interactive e-learning activities. Our CPD e-Learning has been exclusively designed for dance professionals. It is rich in graphics and audio-visual content which blends a variety of question-types and discussion forums to ensure that you are at the forefront of developments in dance teaching. This means that you can take part in CPD from wherever suits you.

Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing The RAD’s commitment to lifelong learning and to providing high quality, workplace relevant CPD came together in an innovative research project in 2013, supported by a grant from the Community Learning Innovation Fund, and continued with funding from from the Wandsworth Council Life Long Learning Fund in 2014/15. This project provided opportunities for older adults, who would not normally get an opportunity to dance, to participate in tailored classes. The RAD believes that dance is not just for children and young adults and that people of all ages can enjoy, and benefit from, participation in this art form. Our oldest learner on the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project was 102.

Alongside the provision of lifelong learning for seniors and CPD for dance teachers, this project also engaged in research to explore the benefits of dance for older learners and to prepare guidance on best practice for dance teachers. The outcomes of this research are shared in the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project report. There are a limited number of hard copies available and it can also be downloaded as a PDF from www.rad.org.uk/dflw-report

In 2014/15, our project teachers were given the opportunity to deliver classes across South West London, lead CPD courses in both the UK and Australia and contribute to the development of module materials in the area of adult dance practice on FoE programmes.

When you graduate and become a dance teacher with the RAD, you will often work on a part-time or freelance basis, so you need to ensure that you are at the top of your game and taking advantage of new developments and initiatives in a highly competitive market. CPD will show potential employers that you are a committed professional, ready to take on challenges of changing educational and professional requirements. No matter where you are in the world, how you like to learn, whether you are at Certificate or Masters level, the RAD CPD scheme will support you in your on-going development and further career progression.

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The only dance partner you will ever need The Royal Academy of Dance is a recognised Chartered body, committed to leading and innovating in all aspects of dance, dance training and dance education. By enrolling on an RAD Faculty of Education programme you not only become part of an international community of dance students, you also gain access to a global network of teachers, mentors and tutors, meaning that from the very beginning we can help you acquire the right skills to develop into a firstclass dance teacher. Uniquely, the RAD, offers you access to a ready-made professional membership organisation, providing you with the competitive advantage you will need to thrive in your chosen career. The support that you receive when you enrol as a student doesn’t end when you graduate; it extends throughout your teaching career as a professional dance teacher registered with the RAD. Once enrolled with the RAD, you will become a Faculty of Education Student Member and, at no additional cost, will be able to tap into a diverse range of creative, business and enterprise resources, and access exclusive events, courses and workshops to enhance both your personal and professional development.

We offer students: Free membership with the RAD which means: • access to an exclusive password protected area of www.rad.org.uk offering a range of publications, business tools, content and resources • access to JobSearch International™, the RAD’s monthly e-publication that lists worldwide dance vacancies, job seekers and schools for sale • monthly members’ e-newsletters, keeping you up to date with news, events, competitions and special offers • priority booking and discounts for selected RAD international events • discount on selected Vocational Graded Examination fees • discount on RAD shop products, including syllabus products and teaching resources You will also have the opportunity to become a student representative, actively shaping the future of the organisation, to volunteer and be part of various RAD events.

“My favourite thing about being an RAD member is that it keeps me connected to the rest of the world.” Student Member

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We offer graduates: Discount on the teaching membership fee taken up within the first year of graduation. Membership benefits include: • exclusive right to use the initials RAD RTS after your name and to promote yourself under the RAD brand using the specifically commissioned collective mark • a Code of Conduct and Professional Practice setting standards of ethical and professional behaviour • an immediate revenue stream: eligibility to enter students for Graded & Vocational Graded RAD Examinations in classical ballet • access to RAD branded promotional materials, advice and guidance for managing your own business • Dance Gazette, the magazine of the Royal Academy of Dance, plus other member-specific publications three times a year Graduates can also benefit from employment opportunities via RAD Dance School, International Summer Schools and Step into Dance − the RAD’s community dance project delivered in over 200 London and Essex secondary schools in partnership with The Jack Petchey Foundation (www.stepintodance.org). You will also have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of RAD events and projects, including the Phyllis Bedells Bursary, Genée Dance Challenge, the Genée International Ballet Competition and Dance Proms. For a full list of membership benefits visit www.rad.org.uk/membership


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Historical highlights 1920 The Royal Academy of Dance is founded under its original title ‘Association of Teachers of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain’ (AOD) with Adeline Genée as its first President 1928 Queen Mary agrees to become Patron of the AOD 1936 The Association is granted a Royal Charter by King George V and becomes the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) 1945 The Teachers’ Training Course is inaugurated 1953 HM Queen Elizabeth II becomes Patron of the Royal Academy of Dancing 1963 The RAD is granted charitable status 1975 The RAD launches a teacher training programme specifically for professional dancers 1976 The College of the Royal Academy of Dancing is set up to deliver the three-year Teacher Training Course leading to LRAD 1983 The first RAD headquarters outside of the UK is established in Australia

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1992 The RAD launches its first full-time university validated degree programme, the BA (Hons) Art and Teaching of Ballet

2009 The Faculty of Education celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Master of Teaching (Dance) is launched

1999 In recognition of the RAD’s increased higher education commitment, the Faculty of Education is set up

2011 The RAD becomes an Accredited Institute of the University of Surrey

2001 The BA (Hons) Dance Education replaces the existing distance learning degree programmes and is the first in dance education 2002 The RAD is granted Accredited Provider Status for Initial Teacher Training by the Teacher Training Agency 2003 The RAD launches its first postgraduate programme, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) 2004 The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies is launched. The BA (Hons) Ballet Education replaces the existing taught degree programme 2005 The RAD establishes partnerships internationally

2013 The Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies and the Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate is launched 2013 The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme is officially launched 2014 First cohort of students enrol on the RAD Access Route with Queensland University of Technology, Australia 2015 University of Bath replaces University of Surrey to validate RAD undergraduate and postgraduate awards. The portfolio of programmes is extended with the launch of the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma and the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in China 2016 The Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate is launched in Sarasota, USA

2008 The Continuing Professional Development pilot scheme is launched

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Global Connections The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education organisations. Our exams set standards in classical ballet worldwide and we are a global leader in dance education and Continuing Professional Development for dance. Tong Ji University, China

“ In 2005, an international partnership was established between the RAD, Faculty of Education and Tong Ji University Dance Division, which signalled an official entry of RAD teacher training into the Chinese Education system. With the RAD establishing itself as a credible provider of teacher training through the delivery of its awards via a leading Chinese university, it has evolved from being perceived as a foreign ballet examination body to a dance organisation that is synonymous with quality, professionalism, scientific approaches and progressive thinking.” Professor Ting Tina Chen, MA (Dan), MA(Arts Mgt), Dip.RBS (TTC), FISTD, ARAD, ARSM, Head of Dance Tong Ji University

The Sarasota Ballet

“ I am delighted that The Sarasota Ballet will partner with the RAD to provide teacher training for professional dancers in North America.” Iain Webb, Director, The Sarasota Ballet

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Queensland University of Technology, Australia

“ The RAD Access Route provides our students with a fantastic fast-track to formal RAD teaching qualifications – complementing their University studies in Dance to provide well-rounded, multi-skilled graduates.” Associate Professor Gene Moyle ARAD MAPS, Head of Discipline – Dance QUT Creative Industries Staatsballett Berlin

“ We are delighted to support the work of the RAD in delivering the Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate both through distance learning and onsite study periods in the heart of Europe.”  Dr Christiane Theobald, Deputy Artistic Director

Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

“ The exchange programme between the dance education department at Fontys University of Applied Sciences and the RAD allows students and staff of both institutions to gain valuable insights into the learning and teaching at another dance teacher education provider.” Dagmar Hoorn, Head of Dance Education Department In collaboration with: Margareth Berkhout-van Ierland Senior Lecturer, Dance Education Classical ballet, Maria Speth, Senior Lecturer Dance Education, Sari Hyvakko, Senior Lecturer, Classical Ballet

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Living in London London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world and a leading cultural centre for the arts. Royal Academy of Dance Students come from far and wide to study at the RAD’s headquarters in London, attracted by the choice of programmes we offer, the expertise of our highly qualified staff, superb resources and our location close to the capital’s centre. The RAD sits on the bank of the River Thames in Battersea Square, with bars and cafés on the doorstep, and a short journey away from the lively activity of the city. Living in London London has something to offer students of all ages, from venues which host a wide variety of international dance tours, to art galleries, open air concerts and the famous ‘West End’ home of the musical. There are thousands of shops, bars, restaurants and cinemas within the city, and many stunning sights. Our students benefit from a thriving London dance scene with many opportunities to see some of the leading dance companies in the world and to take part in the cultural diversity of dance in the UK. Accommodation The RAD does not provide accommodation on site. However, we do provide you with a list of student accommodation. For more information please contact the Lead Admissions Officer +44 (0)20 7326 8086. Alternatively email the Faculty of Education at faculty@rad.org.uk

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Facilities and resources The RAD has superb facilities and resources which make it a centre of excellence for the study of dance. Studios and performance space Students studying at the RAD benefit from seven fully-equipped dance studios, named after key figures in its history. The Fonteyn Centre offers two professional sized studios (Ashton and de Valois), whilst the GenĂŠe Studio transforms into a studio theatre for student and community dance performances.

Information Learning Technology Suite and Computer Suite The Information Learning Technology Suite and Computer Suite are used to support student study and, in particular, to develop ICT skills in dance education and teaching. Both suites contain a wide range of hardware and software including Benesh Editor, Labanwriter and Lifeforms.

The Philip Richardson Library The Philip Richardson Library attracts dance scholars and researchers worldwide. The book collection comprises more than 5,000 titles covering all aspects of ballet and other dance genres, anthropology, biography, education, history, notation, medicine and psychology. The library is also home to a unique collection of 500 Benesh Movement Notation scores, a large collection of videos, DVDs and CDs and extensive runs of more than 30 international dance journals. The Library Archive comprises an enviable range of rare photographs and artefacts including programmes, playbills and costume designs.

Audio-visual resources To enhance the development of teaching and self-evaluation skills, onsite students have access to digital video cameras and playback facilities to film and assess teaching. These may be used onsite and, with prior arrangement, taken into schools/colleges to record work with different groups of students. Lecture rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, computers and screens. The video collection housed in the Philip Richardson Library enables students to use a range of professional dance works for resource-based teaching.

Faculty of Education website & student forums Both onsite and distance learning students have access to the Faculty of Education virtual learning environment from which they can access study materials and use the online student forums. Student support All students studying on the RAD’s programmes are supported by teaching and administrative staff in the Faculty of Education. The Student Support Officer provides individual advice and additional support for students whether they are studying onsite or by distance learning.

Rebecca Blackbourn Library and Resource Services Manager The Philip Richardson Library The library houses one of the largest dance collections in the UK, including books, journals, audio visual material and a unique collection of Benesh Movement Notation scores. Friendly specialist librarians are here to support students with individual studies and our Research and Copying services assist students to locate and, where possible, access library material from anywhere. Online resources, academic dance journals and a database of over 900 hours of dance videos, are also accessible to students.

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Graduate Q&A Are you considering training for a career in dance teaching but need some advice about life after graduation? Our panel of RAD graduates answer some frequently asked questions from students about issues facing new dance teachers and getting your career off the ground.

GRADUATE OF BA (HONS) BALLET EDUCATION

Nicola Carroll Since graduating, I have been teaching at the RAD Dance School, Kingston Ballet School, Chelsea Ballet Schools and English National Ballet School. I am also Ballet Manager of the Constella Ballet and Orchestra, where I produce the dance activities of the company.

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What was the most important thing you learnt on the programme? It is hard to pinpoint one specific element. The practical classes ensured my demonstrations were strong and accurate, the history modules allow me to educate my students in the context and progression of ballet, the education theory helps me to be reflective and sympathetic to my students’ learning needs, and the analysis ensures I am critical and alert. Will this qualification allow you to teach abroad and what opportunities are available? Absolutely. RAD teachers are in high demand worldwide. The BABE and LRAD are internationally renowned programmes and the qualifications are a mark of a high calibre teacher. Often overseas employers will approach the RAD directly as they know it is somewhere they can find enthusiastic, well-qualified and strong young teachers. What are your career options after completing the programme? The career options are vast! I currently teach students aged two to mature adults, and all abilities in between. There are many established schools in London where opportunities regularly arise, but the programme will also equip you with the skills to set up your own school and run your own business. The programme can provide the foundation for further study, or for administrative and managerial work should you be interested in working in companies or education departments. In what ways did the BABE programme prepare you for the real world of dance teaching? The combination of the theoretic education modules with the practical classes and teaching placements, was the perfect preparation. The course allowed me to approach my professional work with the confidence and knowledge that I was totally equipped with the skills and experience to kickstart my career.

Graduate of Master of Teaching (Dance)

Tina Zubović I am Head of Department, a ballet teacher and choreographer at a state arts school in Rijeka, Croatia. Since I graduated in September 2014, the school appointed me as an E-Learning Development Co-Ordinator; I initiated a number of dance-related projects, and I am fortunate to speak about my work at a number of conferences. In what ways has completing a Masters degree enhanced your career prospects? The programme has supplemented what I have acquired from my undergraduate degree, trained me well for my current position, and made me more passionate for dance in the education sector. I earned a professional qualification which is respected internationally by employers and professional bodies. That enhanced my professional opportunities and improved my job prospects for an academic/research career.


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How did you manage to combine your professional commitments with your studies? Distance learning is hard work and requires real self-discipline. I have had to reschedule some of my obligations in order to give full concentration to my studies, but, most importantly, I have learned to plan, prioritise, and break jobs down into smaller tasks that I can fit into windows of time. That was my recipe for meeting deadlines and doing well under the circumstances of multiple pressures. What was the most important thing you learnt on the programme? The Masters programme provided me with a sound and inspiring foundation for lifelong learning. Particularly, writing the dissertation took my thinking to the next level, honed my skills in research methods, information gathering and writing, and pushed me to realise my own scholarly potential. I learnt how to be creative, to solve problems, change attitudes, manage emotions and learn from experience.

“The Masters supplemented the knowledge, understanding and skills which I acquired from my undergraduate degree.” Tina Zubovi

we could put our ideas and activities into practice before we actually got in front of a class of students, which was reassuring. I also really enjoyed our Stop Gap training day and I continue to reflect on my practice using their ethos; no matter how you differentiate practical work for your different learners. What is expected of a Newly Qualified Teacher in their first year? As a newly qualified teacher you are on a 90% timetable. Often you are given a tutor group, the number of meetings you need to attend increases by about 100% and your paperwork by about 200%. As a trainee you are quite sheltered by your Mentor with these Graduate of Postgraduate things so it can be a shock to the system Certificate in Education: especially as with dance you could be Dance Teaching (WITH QTS) the only member of the department. The RAD do prepare you for this however, as by the end of your training year you have designed around 6 units of work that you can use with your Since graduating from the RAD I have classes as an NQT and you are also well taught in two secondary schools. I am now versed at working under pressure. You Head of Expressive Arts at Southfields are also accountable for your classes’ Academy and have been delivering achievement and exam results but you dance lessons to primary schools all over have more freedom in what you teach, Wandsworth. I also teach ballet to young less observations to deal with and there people and adults at Caterham are no assignments, just your teacher Dance School. standards folder to collate evidence.

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What was the most important thing you learnt on the programme? I learnt so many things on the PGCE programme that it’s hard to narrow down but I suppose the key point that I have held onto is the fact that you have to work hard. The PGCE was tough and the RAD’s systems helped me to work at a fast pace and to become resilient – no matter what lands on the desk or turns up to the studio, just keep persevering and that is what makes an effective practitioner. What was the most valuable aspect of the Initial Teacher Training offered by the RAD? The most valuable aspect of the ITT was in the preparation. Before my first placement we participated in a lot of professional studies sessions which led onto practical tasks. It is through this that

What opportunities are there for career progression within a secondary school? There are many opportunities to further your career in a secondary school. I took on a post where I had to oversee trainee teachers’ placements to gain leadership and management skills, this has led onto me being the head of expressive arts at my school. For dance teachers in particular, because we are coming from small departments the opportunity to become a middle leader can happen sooner than teachers coming from core subject areas.

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Your success: graduation day Graduates gaining qualifications awarded by the University of Bath and the RAD take part in a prestigious Awards Day with students from all over the world. Graduates from our programmes are teaching worldwide in a range of dance and educational settings.

“The career opportunities are vast.”

“RAD teachers are in high demand worldwide.”

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How to Apply UK/EU students should contact Lead Admissions Officer Registry, Faculty of Education Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8086 email: faculty@rad.org.uk fax: +44 (0)20 7326 8040 www.rad.org.uk/howtoapply International students should contact their national office for advice on the programmes and the application process. The names and contact details for all RAD national offices can be found on pages 78–79. Registry, Faculty of Education, RAD Applications for RAD-validated programmes and part-time study of the BA (Hons) Dance Education and Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) should be made directly to Registry at the Faculty of Education where staff will be able to help you with any enquiries and send you the relevant application form, which is also available for download from the ‘How to apply’ page of the RAD website. Applications for our full-time degree programmes and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) should be made online to one of the following: BA (Hons) Ballet Education Applications should be made online through UCAS at www.ucas.com UCAS Institution Code – R55 UCAS Institution Name – RAD UCAS Course Code – W540 BA (Hons) Dance Education Applications for full-time study should be made online through UCAS at www.ucas.com UCAS Institution Code – R55 UCAS Institution Name – RAD UCAS Course Code – W541 DipHE/DE – W590 CertHE/DE – W591 74 Royal Academy of Dance Prospectus 2016/17

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Applications should be made online through UCAS Teacher Training at www.ucas.com UCAS Institution Code – R55 UCAS Institution Name – RAD UCAS Course Code – W5X1 Entry requirements Details of the individual entry requirements can be found on the programme pages of this prospectus. The Faculty of Education will consider UK and international equivalents to the listed entry requirements, such as examinations of other recognised dance societies or the International Baccalaureate and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, for instance. A number of our non-UK undergraduate students met the academic entry requirements with qualifications such as the German Abitur, the Irish Leaving Certificate or the Apolytirion from Cyprus or Greece. However, if you are from a country whose university-entry qualification does not meet UK standards, you may undertake a Foundation Module in order to fulfil the academic entry requirement of your chosen programme of study. Please contact Registry for further details or visit the website at www.rad.org.uk/ foundation-module. The Faculty of Education is keen to recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds. If you do not hold traditional academic or dance qualifications, you may be eligible for concessionary entry. Further information on concessionary entry tasks can be found on the ‘How to apply’ page of the RAD website or you can contact Registry for guidance.

Disclosure and Barring Service and other criminal records checks All applicants for programmes of study requiring contact with young people and vulnerable adults will need to comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, and any subsequent legislation, to ensure that they will not be putting at risk young people or vulnerable adults in their care. UK residents will need to comply with the legislation in place.This is likely to include an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or equivalent application for which will be made on their behalf by the RAD or a designated umbrella organisation. Applicants from other countries will need to provide a satisfactory police check or equivalent from their country of residence. For more information please contact Registry. Financing your studies Home/EU Students For information on financing your studies, please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance For International Students wishing to apply for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education If you are from outside the EU you will be eligible for international fee status. Note that this fee status can apply to UK passport holders who are living abroad, although some exceptions apply.


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Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education The RAD is subject to review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ requirements for courses specifically designated for student financial support. See www.qaa.ac.uk for more information. Accredited prior learning If you have dance teaching experience or relevant qualifications, you may wish to apply for exemption from part or parts of the programme of study that you wish to pursue based on your prior certificated or experiential learning. Applications for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) must be made before the programme starts. Guidance on the application process and the application form can be found on the ‘How to apply’ page of the RAD website or you can contact Registry for advice. International students The Faculty of Education publishes an International Guide, which can be found on the RAD website or obtained from Registry, with further useful information for students who are not resident in the UK. For students who do not have English as a first language: University-validated programmes of study Normally a minimum overall score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for undergraduate study and a minimum overall score of 7.0 for postgraduate study. Each IELTS subtest must be passed with 6.0 as a minimum for undergraduate study and 6.5 as a minimum for postgraduate study. To find out more about this examination and how to contact your local test centre, please contact the British Council in your country.

RAD-validated programmes of study An ability to understand and communicate in English is required for all RAD-validated programmes with the exception of the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, and will be assessed at audition and interview. The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies will be delivered in the first language of your country of residence, subject to there being viable numbers recruited to the programme in that country. Please note that the RAD retains the right to determine the language of delivery for the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in countries where more than one language is spoken. For the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma normally a minimum overall score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required and for the Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate a minimum overall score of 7.0. To find out more about this examination and how to contact your local test centre, please contact the British Council in your country. If you have another recently achieved English language qualification, please check with Registry to establish acceptability. Auditions and interviews International students applying for a London-based programme who are unable to attend an audition in London may supply video/DVD and other evidence instead. Supporting Documentation International students who need to provide supporting documentation as part of their application that are not in English, such as references and certificates, should come with a certified translation.

Terms and conditions All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by, and submit to, the procedures and regulations of the Royal Academy of Dance and, for universityvalidated programmes, the University of Bath. Copies of regulations are available, on request, from the Registrar and are made available to each student on enrolment. Age Teaching qualifications offered by the RAD are of UK higher education standard. Students who have followed the UK route to a higher education qualification will therefore normally be 18 years of age on admission. The RAD recognises, however, that applicants will be at different stages of maturity and prior learning irrespective of age on application and will judge each application on merit, subject to the legal requirements on individuals charged with the supervision of children. Equal opportunities In assessing applicants for admission to programmes of study, consideration will be given to the potential of the applicant to be successful in that programme of study. Entry requirements and selection criteria will not exclude applicants on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, socio-economic background, nationality, ethnic origin or disability. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be confident that they can cope with the physical demands of the programme. The Faculty of Education will consider each application in a fair, efficient and transparent manner. Places on Faculty of Education programmes are limited. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic and/or professional potential.

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Tuition fees for entry The following information relates to fees for entry in September 2015 or January 2016. It is printed as a guide for new students applying for entry in September 2016 or January 2017. For up-to-date fee information as it becomes available please visit: www.rad.org.uk/he-fees* Studying at the Royal Academy of Dance, London BA (Hons) Ballet Education UK/EU students: £6,500 International students: £11,000. A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme. Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance £1,650 per level. Discount for students and graduates of an RAD programme. Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) or School Direct UK/EU students: £6,500. A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme. Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma £6,300 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme. A fee of £60 is payable if the applicant is invited to audition for this programme.

Distance Learning (full-time) Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education £6,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education £6,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. BA (Hons) Dance Education £6,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. BA (Hons) Dance Education Access Module £580. Distance Learning (part-time) BA (Hons) Dance Education £6,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education 6,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education £6,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Foundation Module £2,000 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment.

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Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies UK students £5,500 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies International students Fees available from national offices, see pages 78–79 for contact details. Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies UK and International students £5,500 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Berlin: €6,500 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Sarasota: $9,500 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) £6,250 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching) £4,690 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. P  ostgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching) £3,125 plus £120 registration fee on enrolment. Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) Access Module £580.


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Contact us For an application form Lead Admissions Officer Registry Faculty of Education Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8086 fax: +44 (0)20 7326 8040 email: faculty@rad.org.uk www.rad.org.uk/study Want to find out more about... How to become a Member tel: +44 (0)845 371 0574 email: membership@rad.org.uk Examinations tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8037 email: exams@rad.org.uk Teachers’ courses & student activities tel: +44 (0)845 371 0578 email: courses@rad.org.uk Continuing Professional Development tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8931 email: cpd@rad.org.uk Sales tel: +44 (0)845 371 0579 Visit our websites www.rad.org.uk www.benesh.org www.radenterprises.org.uk www.stepintodance.org @RADheadquarters RoyalAcademyofDance

The Royal Academy of Dance offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which are validated by the University of Bath. The programmes are designed and delivered by the Royal Academy of Dance. Standards and quality are approved by the University as being appropriate for University of Bath awards. The Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching), Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status), BA (Hons) Ballet Education, BA (Hons) Dance Education, Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education and Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education, programmes lead to an award of the University of Bath. All students registered for awards of the University of Bath are bound by the general regulations of the Royal Academy of Dance and, where appropriate, the University. Students registered for the programmes are given access to copies of those general regulations of the University which apply to them and the University will review the process of any appeals or complaints once the Royal Academy of Dance regulations have been exhausted. Students who wish to raise any matter touching upon the relationship of the University and the Royal Academy of Dance should contact either: Assistant to the Director of Education Royal Academy of Dance 36 Battersea Square London SW11 3RA tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8066 fax: +44 (0)20 7326 8040 Head of Learning Partnerships Level 5, Wessex House Building University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY tel: + 44 (0)1225 383854 fax: + 44 (0)1225 386849

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International offices Andorra Mrs Maria Jos茅 Ant贸n Royal Academy of Dance SL tel: (34) 977 34 24 89 email: info@rad.org.es www.rad.org.es

Canada Mr Clarke MacIntosh Royal Academy of Dance tel: (1) 416 489 2813 email: info@radcanada.org www.radcanada.org

Australia Ms Bronwyn Watkins Royal Academy of Dance tel: (61) 2 9331 4111 email: info@rad.org.au www.rad.org.au

Chile Mrs Maria do Carmo de Kenny Royal Academy of Dance Brasil Ltda tel: (55) 193 892 3985 email: mckenny@royalacademyofdance.com.br www.royalacademyofdance.com.br

Austria Herr Horst Vollmer Royal Academy of Dance gGmbH tel: 49 30 39 40 466 60 email: info@royalacademyofdance.de www.royalacademyofdance.de

China Professor Ting Tina Chen (Chief Representative Officer) tel: 86 21 63463675 email: radchina@hotmail.com

Bahamas Mrs Diane Bernard tel: (001) 876 755 0612 email: dianebernard@rad.org.jm Bahrain Ms Shabnam Habib tel: (971) 4 3135 547 email: shabnam.habib@ae.britishcouncil.org Barbados Mrs Diane Bernard tel: (001) 876 755 0612 email: dianebernard@rad.org.jm Belgium Mrs Jacqueline Spence (see note) Royal Academy of Dance Asbl tel: (352) 787225 email: rad-benelux@pt.lu www.rad.lu Bermuda RAD headquarters tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk Botswana Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za Brazil Mrs Maria do Carmo de Kenny Royal Academy of Dance Brasil Ltda tel: (55) 193 892 3985 email: mckenny@royalacademyofdance.com.br www.royalacademyofdance.com.br Brunei RAD headquarters tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk

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Costa Rica Miss Julieta Navarro Royal Academy of Dance de Mexico AC tel: (52) 55 5360 2700 email: radmexju@prodigy.net.mx Cyprus Mr George Shantos tel: (357) 99 477 887 email: info@rad.com.cy www.rad.com.cy Denmark Miss Karina Lund tel: (47) 959 592 0812 email: klund@royalacademyofdance.no www.royalacademyofdance.no Domincan Republic Mrs Diane Bernard tel: (001) 876 755 0612 email: dianebernard@rad.org.jm Ecuador Mrs Maria do Carmo de Kenny Royal Academy of Dance Brasil Ltda tel: (55) 193 892 3985 email: mckenny@royalacademyofdance.com.br www.royalacademyofdance.com.br El Salvador Miss Julieta Navarro Royal Academy of Dance de Mexico AC tel: (52) 55 5360 2700 email: radmexju@prodigy.net.mx France c/o RAD headquarters tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk Germany Herr Horst Vollmer Royal Academy of Dance gGmbH Austria: 49 30 39 40 466 60 email: info@royalacademyofdance.de www.royalacademyofdance.de

Ghana RAD headquarters tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk Gibraltar Mrs Maria Jos茅 Ant贸n Royal Academy of Dance SL tel: (34) 977 34 24 89 email: info@rad.org.es www.rad.org.es Greece Ms Veta Anastasopoulou tel: (30) 210 364 3691 email: rad@britishcouncil.gr Guatemala Miss Julieta Navarro Royal Academy of Dance de Mexico AC tel: (52) 55 5360 2700 email: radmexju@prodigy.net.mx Honduras Miss Julieta Navarro Royal Academy of Dance de Mexico AC tel: (52) 55 5360 2700 email: radmexju@prodigy.net.mx Hong Kong Examinations only tel: (852) 3628 8761 email: ie7@hkeaa.edu.hk India Mrs Ranmali Mirchandani tel: (94) 777 349399] email: radsouthasia@gmail.com Indonesia Mrs Lala Salendu Yayasan RAD Indonesia tel: (62) 21 75909363 email: radindonesia@cbn.net.id Republic of Ireland Beverley Dinsmore Royal Academy of Dance tel: (353) 419 811 915 email: bdinsmore@rad.ie Israel Mrs Gali Zamir tel: (972) 52 3343838 email: gali@rad.org.il Italy Manuela De Luca Royal Academy of Dance Srl tel: (39) 0461 985 055 email: info@raditaly.it www.raditaly.it Jamaica Mrs Diane Bernard tel: (001) 876 755 0612 email: dianebernard@rad.org.jm


www.rad.org.uk Japan Noriko Kobayashi Royal Academy of Dance tel: (81) 3 3987 3750 email: radjapan@nifty.com/ radjapanassistant@nifty.com Kenya Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za South Korea Mrs Hyun Joo tel: (82) 2 532 1910 email: hjham@radkorea.org www.radkorea.org Lebanon RAD headquarters tel: 44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk Lesotho Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za Luxembourg c/o RAD headquarters tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk Macau RAD headquarters tel: 44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk Malaysia Mrs Nagaswari Murugiah RAD Dancing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd tel: (60) 1649 7904 email: radmalaysia33@gmail.com Malta Ms Sandra Mifsud tel: (356) 7993 8584 email: info@radmalta.org www.rad.org.mt Mauritius Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za Mexico Miss Julieta Navarro Royal Academy of Dance de Mexico AC tel: (52) 55 5360 2700 email: radmexju@prodigy.net.mx Muscat and Oman Ms Shabnam Habib tel: (971) 4 3135 547 email: shabnam.habib@ae.britishcouncil.org Namibia Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za

Netherlands c/o RAD headquarters tel: +44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk New Zealand Mrs Janet Taylor Royal Academy of Dance tel: (64) 4 382 8924 email: info@rad.org.nz www.rad.org.nz Norway Miss Karina Lund tel: (47) 979 592 0812 email: klund@royalacademyofdance.no www.royalacademyofdance.no Panama Miss Julieta Navarro Royal Academy of Dance de Mexico AC tel: (52) 55 5360 2700 email: radmexju@prodigy.net.mx Papau New Guinea Ms Bronwyn Watkins Royal Academy of Dance tel: (61) 2 9331 4111 email: info@rad.org.au www.rad.org.au Peru Mrs Maria do Carmo de Kenny Royal Academy of Dance Brasil Ltda tel: (55) 193 892 3985 email: mckenny@royalacademyofdance.com.br www.royalacademyofdance.com.br Philippines Lauren Pascua tel: 00 63 2 9141011 ext 147 email: lauren.pascua@britishcouncil.org.ph Portugal Mrs Margarida Sa Fialho Royal Academy of Dance tel: (351) 21 383 1849 email: radportugal@rad.org.pt Qatar Ms Shabnam Habib tel: (971) 4 3135 547 email: shabnam.habib@ae.britishcouncil.org St Lucia Mrs Diane Bernard tel: (001) 876 755 0612 email: dianebernard@rad.org.jm Singapore Mrs Mona Lim Royal Academy of Dance Singapore Pte Ltd tel: (65) 6762 8993 email: mona.lim@rad.sg www.rad.sg Slovenia RAD headquarters tel: 44 (0)20 7326 8000 email: info@rad.org.uk South Africa Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za

Spain Mrs Maria Jos茅 Ant贸n Royal Academy of Dance tel: (34) 977 34 24 89 email: info@rad.org.es www.rad.org.es Sri Lanka Mrs Ranmali Mirchandani tel: (94) 777 349399 email: radsouthasia@gmail.com Swaziland Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za Switzerland Herr Horst Vollmer Royal Academy of Dance gGmbH tel: 49 39 4046660 email: info@royalacademyofdance.de www.royalacademyofdance.de Sweden Miss Karina Lund tel: (47) 959 592 0812 email: klund@royalacademyofdance.no www.royalacademyofdance.no Taiwan Ms Shu-Yu Lin tel: (886) 22 871 5615 email: linshuyu82@hotmail.com www.rad.org.tw Thailand Mr Glenn van der Hoff RAD Dancing (Thailand) Co Ltd. tel: (66) 53 27 4841 email: radthailandglenn@gmail.com www.radthailand.org Trinidad & Tobago Mrs Diane Bernard tel: (001) 876 755 0612 email: dianebernard@rad.org.jm Turkey Ms Merve Kalyoncu tel: 90 212 355 5657 email: merve.kalyoncu@britishcouncil.org.tr United Arab Emirates Ms Shabnam Habib tel: 971 4 3135 559 email: shabnam.habib@ae.britishcouncil.org United States of America Mrs Patti Ashby Royal Academy of Dance tel: 1 414 747 9060 email: info@radusa.org www.radusa.org Zimbabwe Mrs Olivia Lume Royal Academy of Dance tel: (27) 11 887 0459 email: info@rad.org.za www.rad.org.za

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Photography Benedict Johnson with thanks also to: Richard Allen Eric Richmond Tempest Photography Robert Griffin Photography Peter Bartlett Frank Atura Text Michelle Groves Janine Streuli Produced by Lorraine Nicholson Suzie Lorimer Design Hudson Fuggle Thank you to all the students, past and present, who contributed to this prospectus by sharing their views and experiences. Information correct at time of print. The Royal Academy of Dance reserves the right to make changes to the published information. For more information visit www.rad.org.uk

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Welcome to the Faculty of Education's Prospectus 2016/17