Dance in Education

Professional roles

Throughout the entire curriculum of all the study years, we commit a great deal of theoretical and practical attention to the four professional roles of the dance teacher.

This enables students to be well prepared for future career opportunities and enables them to engage with different issues from professional practice.

Dance teacher

As a dance teacher, you are capable of working with diverse target groups. You can correctly interpret the starting position of the target groups and incorporate this knowledge into goals and themes. You are able to acquire knowledge about various methods for and approaches to dance education and are able to apply the associated teaching skills. You can put lengthy lesson cycles together with a great deal of variety in approaches, materials and methods. You are able to adapt your lesson content to the goals and vision of the institute in which you work. Courses in which this role is key, include: Dance Method Education, Educational Sciences, Music and Practice Sessions.

Choreographer

As a choreographer, you create dance for every lesson you teach. You have a personal vision and your own choreographic style. You apply your creative skills to create choreographies and lesson curriculums. You create choreographies for the amateur field, as well as for the school system, such as for educational projects and performances at schools and youth institutions. Courses in which this role is key include: Improvisation, Composition, and Theatre Technique.  

Dancer

As a dancer, you have knowledge of different dance forms and styles and can apply these. You understand the intentions of the choreographer and are able to discuss these intentions. As a dancer, you present yourself not only when you demonstrate and teach dance, but also when you dance in an educational performance or another theatrical setting. Dance technique is not the goal, but rather the means to communicate dance and reach the audience. Courses in which this role is key include: Different dance courses including, physical dynamics based on urban and modern dance, international dance styles, jazz and ballet.

Dance entrepreneur

As a dance entrepreneur, you are able to operate successfully in the labour market as an independent artist. You have broad social interests and recognise trends and developments. You are innovative and have the courage to take the initiative to bring exciting educational and/or specialised products to the market. You juggle multiple initiatives or have started your own dance school. You can write a business plan, know how to use PR and find sponsors. You develop dance-educational projects and targeted performances and are able to organise and implement these. Courses in which this role is key include: Music Economy, Research Skills, Intensive Study/Career Guidance during your studies.