The bbodance Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching is an introduction to the fundamentals of dance teaching, providing the foundational knowledge needed to begin a career as a dance teacher.
Successful completion of Level 4 makes students eligible for the Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching, which leads to qualification as a dance teacher.

The Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching is ideal for you if you are an experienced dance teaching assistant and are capable of teaching some class material by yourself or if you are employed as a dance teacher and are looking to pursue a recognised dance teaching qualification.

This course requires students to organise and complete 30 hours of observation of dance teaching and a 20-minute micro-teach.

Learn more about Level 4 from one of our graduates!

Course Content

The Level 4 course is delivered over 5 months and 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 in Practice

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

Download the Level 4 Specification



Course Delivery and Dates

The course is delivered through a blended approach of online lectures and seminars, studio-based practical workshops and independent study, plus individual and group tutorials and feedback on formative and summative assessment work.

  • Upcoming Course: September 2023 to January 2024
  • Welcome Webinar: September 2023
  • Course Start: September 2023
  • Online Delivery: Webinars are scheduled on selected weekend days from September to January
  • Studio-based Delivery: One full day onsite (alternative learning provided for students based outside of the UK)



Entry Requirements

  • GCSE (or equivalent) in English (C/4)
  • Level 3 Dance Qualification, such as Intermediate or Grade 6 in Dance in any genre (or equivalent), A-Level Dance or a BTEC National
  • 17+ years old (Students must be 18 years old by 1st November for the September course and 1st May for the February course)




The course fee is £1,565* and includes free Associate Membership with bbodance.



*Fees are reviewed annually and any increases are applied to courses starting on or after 1st September in each academic year.



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you've already completed dance or dance education studies at Level 4 or above or have equivalent professional experience, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please access the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, Procedure and Application Form here for more information.



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 now! We are still accepting applications for our course beginning September 2023!


Download and complete the following forms and send your full application by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Teaching Qualifications Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form



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Ofqual course code: 601/7203/4