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advice on becoming a performing arts/dance teacher in a mainstream school

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by Hannicholls, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Hi
    I am a 29 year old professional dancer/singer/actress and am thinking about getting re-directing my career and training to be a teacher. I don't have a degree, I have a DFEE diploma in Musical Theatre, but I do have 7 years performance experience working on cruise ships and touring theatres etc. Does anyone have any advice on how I could get into teaching dance and performing arts in a mainstream school? I really don't know where to begin or if I would even be qualified to join a GTP couse in a school.
    If anyone has any advice or information it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Hannah
     
  2. Re. the post above - apologies - I can spell course! Not good start!
     
  3. Hi Hannah!

    With your experience you may be employed to teach in a college or perhaps an independent school. To teach in state you would need a degree. I know that some universities (Middlesex maybe?) offer courses to top-up professional training courses to BA Hons qualifications. Alternatively, if you cant find somewhere nearby or would need to keep working, you could do something distance learning, eg Rose Bruford do a distance learning degree in Theatre Studies or maybe OU?

    Once you have the degree you could train on the GTP/PGCE and would be eligible to teach in a mainstream secondary.

    Hope that helps.
     

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