Module code: DAN2035

Module Overview

This module will introduce students to key principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate dance through project management and in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. Students on this course will choose to devise either a management project or series of lesson plans based on their professional training interests. Students who plan do a management placement at Level P will select the management project; those who plan to do a placement with a teaching focus will do a series of lesson plans and evaluation. Choice of assessment mode will be made in consultation with module tutor.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: W500

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Principles and practice of project and arts management

  • Policies and Procedures.

  • Funding & Budgeting

  • Dance Pedagogy & Workshop Facilitation

  • The Dance Education Sector

  • Dance and Community

  • Inclusivity and Diversity in the Dance Sector

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment

Essay & Appendices

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to

  • demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the principles of dance facilitation and enables students to show their ability to research, select and adapt appropriate management or leadership/teaching models to an identified context

  • devise and examine key challenges of implementing an arts project in a variety of professional contexts

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Management Project Work Plan or Dancing Teaching Work Plan (Essay 2000 words) (100%): Lessons and evaluation: e.g. teaching and learning style, or evaluation strategy) (Week 13)

Assessment Deadline:

Week 13

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will present draft work plans during class in week 8 or 9; they will receive feedback from tutor and their peers. This small assignment informs the final summative assessment.

Module aims

  • Introduce students to the principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate dance.
  • Develop specialist knowledge and understanding of theories of project management and teaching and learning in preparation for practical experience of dance at Level 5-6 as well as in Level P and/or the professional work environment

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of relevant principles and approaches to dance facilitation in different contexts KCT
2 Understand effective planning and delivery of a project and identify and discuss different dance learning teaching styles and strategies KCP
3 Outline ethical and safe working practices in arts organisations KCPT
4 Identify and discern appropriate marketing principles and strategies used in the arts sector with regards to funding, promoting, and managing dance projects KCP
5 Apply teaching/leadership and management theories to a variety of hypothetical situations and identify practical problems and analyse options for addressing these KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 84

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • introduce students to principles and procedures in dance facilitation

  • encourage reflection and debate about the application of dance facilitation in different profession settings

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures/Seminar (2 hours x 11 weeks)

  • Class discussion

  • Peer observation

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Dance BA (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Dance with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.