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

As part of Level 4, students are required to organise and complete observation of 30 hours of dance teaching.

Course Delivery:

This course can be studied online
  • Current Course Delivery: Online lectures, seminars and workshops, individual and group tutorials, feedback on formative assessment

  • Current course: February to June 2022  
  • Training weekends: 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 12 Mar, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 14 May
  • Next course starts: September 2022  
  • Next Welcome Webinar: September 2022


Entry Requirements

  • GCSE (or equivalent)in English (C/4)
  • Intermediate or Grade 6 Certificate in Dance in any genre (or equivalent, i.e., a Level 3 Dance qualification)
  • Recommended 17+ years old   (Students must be 18 years old by 1st November 2022)


From September 2022 the course costs £1490* and includes free Associate Membership with bbodance. Depending on your CV, you may be eligible for external funding; if you'd like to pursue more than one course, you may receive additional discounts from us. See the full financial information.

*Fees are reviewed annually and any increases are applied to courses starting on or after September in each academic year.


If you've already taken dance courses with other organisations or have professional dance experience, please access the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, Procedure and Application Form here

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 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 by 7 August 2022:




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

Download the current Level 4 Specification*
Download the Student Handbook: Polices, Regulations and Appendices 2022-23

*the Level 4 Specification is currently under review

Ofqual course code: 601/7203/4