Taught course

Professional Practice (Dance Technique Pedagogy)

Middlesex University London · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

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Entry requirements

You do not need a degree or professional dance teaching qualification to be considered for this course but should have equivalent professional experience.

Applicants must be a dance teacher or dance artist engaging in teaching practice.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

This is a highly flexible online distance learning MA designed for newly qualified or experienced dance teachers working in and beyond schools. The course has been developed especially to allow you to continue working, integrating your professional practice and expertise with academic learning.

Why study MA Professional Practice, Dance Technique Pedagogy at Middlesex University?

This unique MA combines critical reflection and individual pedagogic practice at one of the UK’s top Universities for dance practice and research. The first programme of its kind in the country, the MA Professional Practice Dance Technique Pedagogy epitomises our dedication to the future of dance and dance teachers as well as our pioneering approach in the field.

This course was developed in collaboration with The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and caters for all genres of dance technique teaching. You begin by reflecting on prior learning before being supported to explore a chosen area of dance technique teaching in more depth that, in turn, leads to a major work-based learning project. Delivered part-time through distance learning, we ensure that you are able to develop as a practitioner and maintain your work commitments while you study.

Course highlights

  • You’ll have the flexibility to shape your studies around work commitments so that you can pursue your ambitions with structured support from experienced practitioners
  • Your practice is placed at the centre of your research investigation, making your findings applicable within the profession and of value to colleagues, employers and students
  • You’ll be part of a vibrant online dance research culture, with access to influential and internationally respected work in dance pedagogy, contemporary dance technique and choreographic practices and dance fitness
  • You’ll have the opportunity to make a claim for academic credits against prior formal and informal learning * As a student you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Helen Kindred
+44 (0)20 8411 6203