Advanced Certificate in Dance is a two-year dance programme at QQI Level 6. This course will further develop your choreographic and technical dance skills in preparation for a career in the profession in Ireland and internationally.
A particular attraction of this course is the opportunity to obtain the ISTD DDE international teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance.
At the end of the first year, you will achieve a full Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Dance Award.
At the end of the 2nd year you will complete the Level 6 teaching qualification and the ISTD DDE International teaching qualification.
Course Coordinators: Melissa Harman and Louise Behan
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
Advanced Dance Year 1:
Advanced Dance Year 2:
Minimum Entry Requirements for Dance Studies
QQI Level 5 Award in Dance
or QQI Level 5 Award Performing Arts
Intermediate standard in classical ballet/modern or equivalent
Candidates with a specialised Dance degree may apply directly for the DDE teaching programme.
All applicants will be auditioned and interviewed. More information will be provided when called to interview.
At end of the first year on completion of the Level 6 QQI you have the opportunity of progressing to the Second Year of the B.A Contemporary Dance Programme at the University of Limerick. Students can apply for other third level colleges to further their dance training.
For students who have completed the Diploma in Dance Education there are op-portunities to take additional components in other dance genres. The students can also progress to study for the Royal Academy of Dance Distance learning Certificate in Classical Ballet Teaching.
After completing the ISTD DDE Interna-tional teaching qualifications and the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Dance, students have the opportunity to set up their own dance schools and work and teach internationally.
Inchicore College also has specific agreements with the Irish Board of Dance Performance. On successful completion of the second year of the QQI Advanced Certificate in Dance, candidates will be eligible to enter their students for the Irish Board of Dance Performance examinations
“The work ethic I learned in Inchicore and the passion of the tutors for us all to succeed to our full potential has helped guide me on my career path.
I am now doing my dream job, which is working as a Lecturer in Dance Education for the Royal Academy of Dance’s Faculty of Education in London. I also manage the faculty’s biggest teacher training programme, the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies.
I am currently the only Irish member on the Royal Academy of Dance’s panel of examiners. I will always look back fondly at the sweat, time and tears shed during my years at Inchicore College.”