The Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching will expose you to the latest teaching methodologies and coach you to apply them in your personal practice.

The course also helps you understand issues related to health, safety, safeguarding, developing a professional dance practice, self-management, finances, and the importance of critical reflection for dance teaching practitioners.

The course lasts for 5 months & consists of 5 modules:

Module 4.1 Observing Teaching and Learning Strategies
Module 4.2 Health, Safety, and Safeguarding
Module 4.3 Professional Dance Practice; Self-Management and Finance
Module 4.4 Applying Teaching and Learning Strategies; Micro-Teach
Module 4.5 Critical and Reflective Practice

In addition, students are required to independently observe 30 hours of dance teaching.

The course dates are:

For students who prefer to attend on-site, at our London headquarters
  • 21 & 22 September 2019
  • October 2019 Scholars Weekend (exact dates TBC)
  • 9 & 10 November 2019
  • 30 November & 01 December 2019
For students who prefer to take the course online
  • courses start in September 2019February 2020
  • courses consist of online lectures, Skype tutorials & formative submissions with written feedback


The course costs £1,806Applicants who have had a career as a professional performing dancer may be eligible to apply for a Retraining Grant from Dancers’ Career Development. 

The sum is payable by three instalments and includes Associate Membership with bbodance for the entire duration, free access to online syllabus resources, as well as a 90% discount on all Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses we offer.

Read more about bbodance Associate Membership and see a list of current CPD courses.

Career prospects

Level 4 graduates can progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching. Upon successful completion of Level 5 and 18 hours of syllabus CPD, graduates are awarded Registered Teacher membership with bbodance. This allows them to teach bbodance Syllabi and enter their students for bbodance Examinations  – that is, to run their own qualified teaching practice as part of the bbodance network.

If you think Level 4 is right for you, apply below:



For any questions, please e-mail our friendly team.

Download the Level 4 Handbook
Download the TQ Handbook of Regulations 2019-20

Ofqual course code: 601/7203/4