7 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00

Dance for Primary School Staff (London)

This workshop equips primary school staff (with and without prior dance experience) with the knowledge, understanding and skills to design creative, safe, stimulating and inclusive dance activities within the PE National Curriculum. In line with the Primary PE and Sport Premium, the workshop is targeted at teachers and support staff who are interested in developing sustainable, high quality dance provision within their schools across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2. The content allows participants to develop and enhance their subject knowledge of dance in the PE national curriculum to support the design of engaging dance activities.

This workshop will explore:

  • the role of and requirements for dance in the PE national curriculum
  • the potential of dance to support cross-curricular learning
  • how dance can support creativity, self-esteem and attainment
  • requirements for lesson and scheme of work planning in dance
  • resourcing dance in primary schools
  • the role of dance in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle


To equip school staff with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop and deliver engaging, stimulating and inclusive dance activities within the primary PE national curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the requirements of dance teaching in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2
  • be able to plan effective dance lessons and schemes of work
  • know how to teach dance activities safely
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the potential for cross curricular learning through dance
  • be able to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle through dance


RAD headquarters, London, SW11 3RA


Bethany Moulange, PGCE, QTS, BA (Hons)

Bethany joined the Faculty of Education at the Royal Academy of Dance as the Programme Manager for the PGCE: Dance Teaching with QTS programme in August 2017. As Lecturer in Dance Education, she teaches predominantly on the PGCE: DT programme but also contributes to the BA(Hons) Ballet Education degree, particularly focusing on Professional Placements and Dance Teaching Theory. Bethany completed her PGCE in Dance (Secondary) with QTS at the University of Brighton in 2012 and has since gained extensive experience of teaching dance in the public sector. Bethany was Head of Dance at a large secondary school in London and taught across all three key stages including delivering both GCSE and A-Level Dance. She has also had experience of leadership within the pastoral system as Deputy Head of Year (Key Stage 4). Whilst teaching she also took on the role of a mentor on both the PGCE and BA in Ballet Education programmes at the RAD mentoring trainee teachers across both programmes. Bethany is currently completing her MA in Education at the University of Bath.

Gemma Mills

Gemma joined the Faculty of Education in September 2018. Since graduating from Middlesex University in 2005, Gemma has worked as a professional dance artist performing in television, film, and theatre productions worldwide. After completing her PGCE: Dance Teaching with QTS at the Royal Academy of Dance, Gemma worked as a Teacher of Dance for a selective Performing Arts Academy for students aged 14-19 years, with an aptitude for Dance and Musical Theatre. As a Lecturer in Dance Education, she teaches across multiple programmes, and has a special interest in the transition between professional performing and dance teaching.

  • BA Hons Dance and Performing Arts
  • PGCE: Dance Teaching with QTS

CPD Hours

8 hours Time-Valued CPD


Members of the Royal Academy of Dance receive discounts on all CPD activities.

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Key Information

Time Fee
10:00 - 16:00 Member Fee: £184.50
Non-Member Fee: £205