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On the audition day candidates will spend all day at the Urdang and get the chance to speak to staff and current students. Parents/guardians will also be given an introductory talk by staff at the beginning of the day.
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The new Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) for Theatre dance genres is available for examination from September 1st 2018. Urdang Academy is offering the qualification to graduates from vocational colleges and professional performers, initially, in the Modern and Tap genres. You will be taught by experienced tutors who examine and teach for the ISTD faculties.
Classes take place weekly on a Monday starting at 10 am. You will have 2 technique classes during the day (at Intermediate standard) and 2 sessions for subject analysis to focus on the teaching of technique syllabus. Initially, you will begin studying the practical units of the course and the contextual units will be delivered through a mix of lectures/tutorials and distance learning at a later date.
Content and Assessment
Unit 1: Preparing for Safe Teaching
You could be exempt from this diploma with a Trinity Diploma in Professional Dance/Musical Theatre (and some degree courses).
Unit 2: Observing, Assisting and Teaching Practice
You will be required to undertake 4 lesson observations, 5 lessons in an assistant capacity and leading 5 lessons of 45 mins duration.
Unit 3: Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Intermediate
Assessed through a practical exam – you will be exempt if holding Intermediates in Modern and Tap with the ISTD or other recognised exam bodies.
Unit 4: Dance Practice
You will be assessed on your syllabus and teaching knowledge in Modern and Tap focusing on Primary to Intermediate level.
Unit 5: Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development
A written unit focusing on the development of students. You will be assessed via a series of online tasks.
The fees are available upon application. To offer maximum flexibility, fees are payable per module and per genre so that you can spread the cost of the training. Learning materials (such as syllabus books) and examination fees are payable in addition to the module costs.
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