CPD, Training & Qualifications for Dance Teaching

CPD Courses and Training

In line with our aim to support the dance teaching workforce and as the Subject Association for Dance, One Dance UK is committed to providing and promoting high quality professional development opportunities for teachers and practitioners who work with children and young people. To stay informed on our upcoming CPD Courses for dance teachers, please regularly check this website or email.

Courses aimed at Primary School Teachers and Practitioners:

We are thrilled to running Ready, Step, Teach!, an exciting introductory-level dance CPD programme delivered across the Autumn term. Ready, Step, Teach! consists of six exciting sessions designed to develop your dance-based knowledge and equip you with high quality tasks and activities that will engage your learners! You can bulk-buy the package of 6 sessions (with discount for One Dance UK members) or choose individual sessions to attend. Find out more here.

Following on from a successful launch in 2019, One Dance UK is proud to once again be offering the Level 3 Award in Supporting the Delivery of Dance in Physical Education and School Sport – a 1st4Sport and afPe qualification.  It is intended to support those working in primary schools who teach dance as part of the PE curriculum. If you are interested in taking this Award, please click the link HERE for more.

Aimed at primary school teachers and teaching assistants this one day course will provide the participant with some key tools to help them deliver imaginative and progressive dance sessions within a PE context. For more information click here.

This one day course takes the learner a stage further on their journey in delivering creative dance classes at Key Stages 1 and 2. They will also develop their understanding of progression and assessment of dance in a PE context. For more information click here.

Courses aimed at Secondary School, Vocational, and Youth Dance Leaders:

One Dance UK are thrilled to be launching Take the Leap!, a brand new CPD programme delivered across the Autumn term. This engaging and accessible online programme is aimed at dance teachers with a foundation of dance-based knowledge and consists of six jam-packed sessions! Each session focuses on a key area of the current dance education landscape and will provide opportunities for you to reflect on your teaching practice whilst introducing new strategies to develop your delivery and engage your students. Find out more here.

Part of our Healthier Dancer Talks, this one day course helps youth dance leaders and teachers in vocational settings to understand the psychological tools available to create a more psychologically healthy environment in both class and performance. Research shows that using these tools to create a positive learning environment leads to happier, healthier and more accomplished dancers, who are more able to cope with the demands of training as well as professional careers. For more information, please visit the Healthier Dancer Talks page

Dance leaders in all contexts should be aware of the most up to date practices in safe and healthy dance practice. They should also be able to apply practices in a practical and appropriate way. Safe in Dance International aims to support dance leaders to provide evidence to parents, students and employers that they have all the knowledge needed to support dancers; put leaders at the forefront of current healthy dance knowledge and practical application while giving them the tools and understanding to stay there; and award leaders with 60 hours of CPD through independent study. To learn more visit Safe in Dance International

Qualifications for those that wish to progress their dance teaching practice further:

This is the primary route through which people become qualified to teach dance in school. You can find out which HE institutions are delivering a PGCE in Dance on UCAS. Usually courses start in September of each academic year and candidates are expected to have a good level of dance knowledge (usually at degree level) before they commence the course.