BABE graduate Paige Shanley against a gold background in a low lungePaige Shanley

Graduate  – BA (Hons) Ballet Education

I was hugely attracted to the BA (Hons) Ballet Education because it gave the opportunity to attend teaching placements across a huge variety of sectors (private, public and community), enabling me to work closely with and receive feedback on my teaching from numerous experienced RAD teaching mentors. Having recently graduated in July 2020, these placement experiences have thoroughly equipped me with the confidence, theoretical and practical teaching skills required to successfully adapt my teaching to a variety of sectors and age groups, and have even opened up avenues of teaching aside from private sector classes that I had not previously considered venturing into prior to my degree.

I had so many opportunities to relate the knowledge learnt across dance science, repertoire, dance pedagogy and dance history modules to my own teaching practice as well as developing my ballet and contemporary technique and performance through daily face to face classes.

I would highly recommend the BABE programme to any aspiring teachers!