The Bachelor of Dance Education course offers a comprehensive program of practical and theoretical training, and is ideally suited to individuals looking to pursue a career as a high school dance teacher.
Combining dance, health and teaching into one targeted degree, this course allows you to focus your training on dance teaching while covering a breadth of topics relevant to physical education and physical training.
ACPE offers this degree on campus study and the course content is delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, performance workshops, dance classes and individual tuition.
This course is offered for study at the following location:
Sydney - 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Have completed the NSW HSC with minimum average of 65 (calculated from the highest 10 units completed) or equivalent; AND
Have achieved at least three Band 5 results or higher, including one in NSW English or equivalent
Applicants are also required to attend a dance audition.
Areas of study
In this dance education course, the subjects you will study include:
Child and adolescent development
Foundations of dance
Dance composition 1
Anatomy and physiology
Popular dance styles
Classroom skills 1
Classical dance styles
Practices in movement
Professional experience 1: orientation of teaching
Curriculum planning for learning and teaching dance 1
Curriculum planning for learning and teaching in PDHPE 1
Elements of movement
Classroom skills 2
Curriculum planning for learning and teaching in PDHPE 2
Dance and technology
Contemporary youth health issues
Social influences and student diversity
Curriculum planning for learning and teaching dance 2
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Dance Education from the Australian College of Physical Education.
This qualification will enable you to pursue dance teaching as a career in the secondary school system, as well as other educational contexts.
Providing you with training in dance as an aspect of physical education, you will emerge from your studies ready to pursue employment as a dance teacher or PDHPE teacher in government and independent schools, private dance studios and community recreation centres.
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.
Affordable payment plans are also available.
You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Campus locations Sydney – 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127 Brisbane – 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
The staff at ACPE comprises both academics and industry professionals, each dedicated to ensuring you receive useful feedback and continual guidance. As a student of ACPE, you will receive ongoing support via the Academic Development Office (ADO), which offers a variety of education and career-related resources targeting professional development. The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.