Emily Wratten

Student – Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies

After completing a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre at Laban I decided to pursue a career in dance teaching and the DDTS seemed like a great option. The programme has enabled me to develop a focused plan for my future as I continue to teach dance. The modules and unit tasks have allowed me to explore new areas of dance whilst being supported by tutors at the RAD. Self-evaluation tasks have given me the skills to continue to grow and develop as a teacher. This programme also allows students to manage their own research and tailor their learning to their own specific needs. With contact through online student forums and emails from staff, the programme makes distance learning easy. There is a real sense of community through the forums where other students share their views and ideas. This support network helps me in managing studying around other commitments. In the future I hope to give students the amazing experiences I have had through dance and will cherish this memorable time at the RAD as I continue in my career as a teacher.