Module code: DAN2040

Module Overview

This module introduces students to key principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate dance education and dance project management, in a variety of teaching and learning contexts, including, but not limited to schools, community groups, professional training, education outreach activities and online learning, across diverse communities.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 6

Independent Learning Hours: 130

Seminar Hours: 14

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

Practical, theoretical, observational and online study arising from the module material and Essential Reading texts, as laid out in the module reading list. Topics to be studied include, but are not restricted to:

  • Dance Pedagogy & Workshop Facilitation

  • The Dance Education Sector

  • Dance and Community

  • Inclusivity and Diversity in the Dance Sector

  • Principles and practice of project and arts management

  • Policies and Procedures

  • Funding and Budgeting

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Formal personal teaching/facilitator CV and individual accompanying website design (2,500 indicative word count) 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the following through their formal written summative submission, in addition to their engagement with the formative assessment, module content and associated activities in teaching block 2:

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Formal personal teaching/facilitator CV and individual accompanying website design (2,500 indicative word count)

Formative assessment

Formative Assessment consists of an outline plan for the summative assignment in the form of an individual in-class presentation.


Informal formative verbal feedback from tutors will be provided via, but is not restricted to, in class activities, the virtual learning environment, email exchange, personal tutorials.

Summative formal written feedback will follow submission of the summative assessment.

Module aims

  • Introduce students to the principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate dance in a range of settings, across diverse communities
  • Develop specialist knowledge and understanding of project management through case studies
  • Enable students to effectively analyse and evaluate the learning and teaching approaches of both themselves and of other professionals through observation
  • Prepare students for practical experience of dance facilitation at Level 5-6 as well as in Level P and/or the professional work environment

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of relevant principles and approaches to dance facilitation in different contexts K
002 Apply teaching theories to a variety of hypothetical situations identifying practical problems and solutions C
003 Identify and analyse ethical and safe working practices in arts organisations T
004 Identify and evaluate approaches to arts sector funding, marketing and management of dance projects P
005 Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan a dance project PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Allow the learner to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the core concepts through the structured theoretical exploration of practical possibilities across the creative industries

  • Enable the learner to access core concepts studied and apply these to selected practical contexts

  • Actively engage learners with the pedagogy and facilitation of dance across multiple contexts through critical analysis and evaluation

  • Support and enable the learner as a professional dance facilitator

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Seminars and practical classes in teaching block 2

  • Teaching observations in teaching block 2

  • Study based on module content and associated activities via the virtual learning environment

  • Independent study based on module reading lists and further independent enquiry

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
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: DAN2040

Other information

Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery is year-long due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 2.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Dance BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long 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 2019/0 academic year.