The bbodance Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching
introduces current teaching methodologies and assists students in applying them to their professional practice.

The course also offers students an overview of Safe Dance Teaching Practice and Finance and Career Development to support their transition into the teaching profession.

The course lasts for 5 months & consists of 4 modules:

Module 4.1 Observing Teaching and Learning Strategies
Module 4.2 Business & Career Development
Module 4.3 Safe Dance Teaching Practice
Module 4.4 Applying Teaching and Learning Strategies; Micro-Teach

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
  • 19 & 20 September 2020
  • 24 & 25 October 2020 (classes will be held at Scholars Weekend)
  • 21 & 22 November 2020
For students who prefer to take the course online
  • courses start in September 2020February 2021
  • courses consist of online lectures, Skype tutorials & formative submissions with written feedback


The course costs £1,415Applicants who have had a career as a professional performing dancer may be eligible to apply for a Retraining Grant from Dancers’ Career Development. Funding may also be available via Equity Charitable Trust and Dance Professionals Fund. 

The sum is payable by four 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.

Find out more about the instalment plan for the on-site and online course.

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

Ofqual course code: 601/7203/4