AUSTRALIAN DANCE iNSTITUTE (ADi)

AUSTRALIAN DANCE iNSTITUTE (ADi)

Address
PO Box 6155 Pymble
Pymble, NSW 2073

Phone
(02) 9440 9886

Website
http://www.australiandanceinstitute.com.au/

History

With 20 years experience and focus on the needs of students, parents, teachers and assessors, ADi’s “contextualized”  dance courses reduces “eduspeak” to help the working teacher and parent. ADi provides auspicing and RPL mapping systems as well as full service training of teachers and their students - totally dedicates to dance.

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Director of Curriculum: Penny Lancaster; Founder Director ADV. Cert IV TAE +LLN, RAD Diploma of Teaching [Former RAD 1987 and ISTD (Cecchetti) 1981 recognised teacher]
Director of Education: Diane Gepp, President CSTD, BEd, Dip.Teach.
CEO: John Lancaster BSc, BE, FAICD, Cert IV TAE +LLN

STYLES COVERED

Styles are per ADi recognised dance societies. ADi uses the national Live Performance and Entertainment Package (LPE) outcomes. No grading exists in this system.

GRADING SYSTEM

Qualifications awarded to students in relevant styles -

  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Contemporary
  • CUA10113 Certificate I in Dance
  • CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance
  • CUA30113 Certificate III in Dance
  • CUA40113 Certificate IV in Dance

RPL- Recognition of Prior Learning. The ADi “open learning” policy recognises technical/executant certificates from ADi recognised dance societies that are mapped to technical VET competencies. [Current 2017 “mappings”] include ADV, CSTD, ADA, MDEC, RAD [BBO under review]. Others based on demand.

MARKING AND ASSESSMENT

Complies with the Australian VET Quality Framework - VQF.

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • CUA30313 Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teacher*
  • CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management

*Both these qualifications are planned to incorporate new “Working with Children” to better equip teachers to recognise and deal with inappropriate costuming, choreography etc, while dealing with child welfare and care under instruction.

TRAINING OUTLETS

See web site for ADi Certified (auspiced 3rd party provider dance schools & colleges).

CAREER PATHWAYS

These provide a complementary “safety net”, also appreciated by parents looking to broaden career opportunities for their student in the performing arts industry, beyond pure dance performance/technique.

Individuals can enrol independently in skill sets, assistant and higher dance teaching qualifications leading to enhanced  career options, including entry recognition into TAFE courses such as event management, arts administration, choreography. For more stepping-stones try: http://www.artshub.com.au/jobs/

OTHER ADI DANCE INDUSTRY SERVICES

Include: syllabus endorsement, certification of teachers, schools and assessors, VET qualification recognition by state  Education Departments, plus professional development opportunities including workshops, information sessions and courses available for dance teaching professionals in main capital and regional centres.

THIRD PARTY DELIVERY [AUSPICING] AND TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

Teachers in ADi Certified (Auspiced their party) schools must have AQF-compliant TAE training and assessment qualifications to include planned “working with children” skills. The CUA40313 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and  Management (delivered via distance learning, plus intensive workshop) is an open learning, cost effective course that not only equips candidates with the teaching knowledge and skills but also teaches them how to manage a dance school as a small business.

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES

ADi was awarded [2014/2016] funding, via ADV and CSTD as Lead Organisations, from the National Workforce  Development programme [NWDF] for approx 50 teachers to study Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management. At time of publishing, funding for Arts is limited. Nevertheless selected funding remain for qualifying courses via State subsidies and VET student Loans VSL.

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