Associate Modern Stage/Jazz Training (NCDTA)

Preparation for the NCDTA Associate Modern Stage/Jazz Dance Teacher Qualification

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This course will prepare you for the NCDTA Associate Stage/Jazz Teacher Qualification.

The course is set out in manageable sections which you can take in your own time. It can be done intensively or slowly.

Bonus: The full course also includes 8 x 1 hour personal online consultations with your instructor (valued at £400). (A Basic course is available for those already receiving training with an NCDTA Instructor)

It is suitable for both existing NCDTA teachers wishing to gain their Associate Stage/Jazz qualification and new teachers wishing to become qualified.

Examination/Joining/Membership Fees to the NCDTA are additional and payable direct to the NCDTA. Advice is given on booking your exam and joining the NCDTA.

Contact: [email protected]


Your Instructor


Tricia A. Thompson
Tricia A. Thompson

I have taught dance for over 24 years training both amateurs and professionals. I have 13 Dance Teacher Qualifications (NCDTA/IDTA) as well as a B.A.(Hons) in Drama/Theatre & Music (University of London) and D32/33 Assessor (Dance).

I am a member of Equity UK and have choreographed for BBC's 'The Paradise' and ITV's 'Inspector George Gentley' as well as numerous Professional Cabaret shows.

I served for three years as a director of the Northern Counties Dance Teachers Association before moving to the USA where I am currently the Children's Program Director at The Wherehouse Dance Company.

Many of my former students have achieved places at top London Theatre schools and are now pursuing careers in the Performing Arts including in the West End and on Cruise Ships around the world.

I have trained many dance teachers who have all successfully passed their qualifications as well as teaching further qualifications to current teachers.

I am trained in numerous dance styles from Ballet to Ballroom.


Course Curriculum


  Part 1 - Correct Breathing and Warm Up Exercises
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  Part 6 - Dance
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  Part 7 - Cooling Down Exercises
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  Teaching Ability
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  Knowledge Required
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  Music
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  The Examination
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Frequently Asked Questions


When can I start this course?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Am I suitable for the course?
Please email [email protected] to check your suitability for this course. If you are already a Qualified NCDTA Teacher in other branches and you wish to gain your Stage/Jazz qualification; this course is definitely for you! If you wish to become a Dance Teacher this course is also for you! To take an Associate Stage/azz Qualification you need to have knowledge of all NCDTA Stage/Jazz Grades. Ideally, you will have completed all of the Amateur Stage/Jazzz Grades but this is not a requirement. You do need to be of a high standard in Stage/Jazz Dancing and have a desire to teach. Booster courses are available to further your Stage/Jazz standard.
Can I book extra personal consultations?
Yes, if you require more personal lessons these are available to book. https://choreographytown.teachable.com/p/professional-dance-teacher-training-private-tuition-1-hour-coaching-via-skype

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