Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies
The Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) is a part-time distance learning programme enabling students to study alongside their personal and professional commitments.
Who Is This Programme For?
This programme is for those who want to specialize in teaching the RAD’s syllabus; who want to combine their personal and professional commitments and study part-time for two years; gain registered teacher status of the RAD; and enter candidates for RAD examinations.
The programme is delivered in Australia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Greece/Cyprus, Hong Kong, South Africa, cluster countries (Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand), USA with Canada; Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg with the UK.
The programme is delivered part-time over two years through distance learning, enabling you to study alongside other commitments. You will receive one-to-one tutorial support from experienced tutors, with opportunities for collaborative study through online student forums. Each module is supported by a comprehensive module study guide and online materials.
Students are required to attend a 10 day Intensive Study Period in Year 1 and complete a mentored Practical Teaching Placement in Year 2.
Applicants should hold RAD Intermediate examination (or above) from a recognised dance teaching society.
Applicants without formal classical ballet qualifications (Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, Intermediate, or an equivalent examination from a recognised dance teaching society) should provide a video/DVD to support their application. Please refer to the Concessionary Entry information below. Concessionary entry applications are due by 1 June.
Caitlin Sewell-Dolphin CBTS Graduate
- CBTS 401 How We Learn: Stages of Development (15 credits)
- CBTS 402 Safe Practice and Professional Responsibilities (15 credits)
- CBTS 403 Ballet and Teaching: Knowledge and Understanding (30 credits)
Assessment is through written case studies, training plans with critical discussion, ballet demonstration and analysis discussions, practical teaching and portfolios.
Click here for the Programme Specification.
Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and eligibility for registration as a teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.
The fee is determined by local costs in Australia and includes programme material, tutoring and mentoring, assessments for each module, three visits by a Practical Teaching Supervisor and one Intensive Study Period.
The fee is payable in 4 installments over 2 years.
How to apply
Closing date for Standard Applications is by 1 August 2023.
- Application Guidance
- Application Forms
- Reference Form
- Equal Opportunities Form
- Application Checklist Form
Applications within Australia are received by the Australian national office. Applications can be submitted to the Programmes Officer, Royal Academy of Dance Australia at email@example.com
Applicants without formal classical ballet qualifications (Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, Intermediate, or an equivalent examination from a recognised dance teaching society) should provide a video/DVD to support their application. Fees for concessionary entry, can be found in the Fees and Funding document.
- Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Concessionary Entry Guidelines
- Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies Concessionary Entry Submission Form
- Payment Form
Concessionary entry applications (requiring video submission) are due by 1 June 2023.
Alice Newell - CBTS Graduate
For CBTS graduates who are interested in further study, the BA (Hons) Dance Education (BADE) is a great option. CBTS graduates wishing to apply to the programme can complete an access course module and enter the programme at level 5 (year 2). The BADE programme is designed to extend your knowledge of philosophical, pedagogical and professional issues in dance teaching, as well as develop your research skills.
Faculty of Education graduates who go on to study for a postgraduate award delivered by the Royal Academy of Dance or further study of an RAD award can benefit from a 10% reduction in tuition fees.
The 10% discount is available for students who start their programme of study on or after 1 August 2018 and will be applied to their tuition fees for the full duration of the programme. To find out if you are eligible for a discount for further study, please read the Graduate Discounts criteria.
If you have any further questions on the CBTS programme please contact:
Programmes Officer – Faculty of Education Australia
T: (02) 9380 1915
Education and Engagement Manager – Faculty of Education Australia
T: (08) 9272 3940
M: 0416 366 633