Education for Teachers

Ausdance Victoria is the peak body for dance and the Subject Association for Dance in the state. This means we take a real interest in what schools, teachers and students need to roll out Dance in the curriculum.

We often provide professional learning seminars when we see a need, or when called on by the industry.

Current Workshops

Choreography 101A for Primary and Secondary teachers

 Photo by Robert Wagner.

Photo by Robert Wagner.

Thursday 1 November 2018,10 – 1pm           
Venue: Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio, 150 Princes Street, North Carlton
Cost: $60 Ausdance members / $80 non-members


A three hour workshop for primary and secondary school teachers (generalist or specialist dance/PE/music /drama or other). 

In this workshop we explore simple and effective choreographic tools required across band levels (F-10) in the Australian Curriculum and the Victorian Curriculum.

Learn more about:

·       Safe and ethically appropriate content

·       Using everyday movements to choreographic effect

·       The application of choreographic tools and devices leading to effective dance routines that challenge and reward students

·       Improvisation for structuring movement ideas

·       Expressive skills in performance

·       Use of production elements


This session is for teachers with a range of fitness levels. All you need to bring are clothes to dance in, curiosity and enthusiasm. 

This PD is linked to Teaching Primary Dance, a primer for classroom dance teachers by the presenter, Dr Katrina Rank. Excerpts from the book will be distributed to participants. An e-version of the book will be available to Ausdance members at a discounted rate.

This PD is aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for proficient teachers, specifically:

 Professional Knowledge 1 Know learners and how they learn  1.5
  2 Know the content and how to teach it  2.1, 2.2
 Professional Practice 3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning  3.1, 3.3, 3.5
  4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments   4.1, 4.2, 4.4
 Professional Engagement 6 Engage in professional learning   6.2 – 6.4

Ongoing Programs

Dance Teaching skill set online


Ausdance Victoria is the brains and talent behind the first Australian Dance Teaching skill set. We are a Registered Training Organisation, and can provide you with nationally recognised vocational training.


The Dance Teaching skill set is perfect for updating your teaching skills and knowledge in an ever changing world of expectations, standards, laws and regulations. It’s a must have for studio teachers who work outside syllabus organisations and for those working with community, young children and seniors. While teaching in primary and secondary schools is a state based Education Department decision, having the skill set may give you an edge and provide assurances. Graduates of the skill set receive a statement of attainment for 5 units of competency. This provides you with proof of the skills and knowledge you need as a dance teacher. Many of these units can have credit transfer applied if you decide later on to do a full Certificate IV or Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management.


We are currently working to make the an online/blended learning program (2 x weekends face to face and the rest online) but will be exploring a fully online version.

Stay tuned!


To register your interest, please contact Katrina at