Dance Teacher: Qualifications





Georgina Butler is a First Class Honours graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance.

Trained to advanced vocational level with both the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), she is familiar with teaching the Royal Academy of Dance and BBO Dance syllabi.

Georgina holds a Full DBS; Sport, Recreation and Leisure Liability Insurance; a Green Cross Level 3 First Aid qualification and a Level 3 Child Protection qualification.




Key Achievements:


  • First Class Honours graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance.
  • Featured in the Royal Academy of Dance 2017 social media campaign ‘Meet the Student’.
  • Awarded an academic scholarship bursary by the Faculty of Education at the Royal Academy of Dance.
  • Distinction” grade for the Royal Academy of Dance’s Diploma in Dance Education.
  • Distinction” grade for the Royal Academy of Dance’s Certificate in Dance Education.






Royal Academy of Dance

BA (Hons) Dance Education (achieved with First Class Honours)

Awarded July 2017

  • Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Faculty of Education / University of Bath (FHEQ Level 6)


Modules studied:

Dance, Art and Education (Inc. Philosophical perspectives on the nature and function of the arts in education; Debates surrounding arguments concerning the meaning of “art”, “dance” and “education”; Arguments concerning the generic role of the arts within education and the particular educational contribution of dance; Common dichotomies such as education/training, theory/practice, mind/body.)

Dance and Older Learners (Exploring how older learners can benefit from participation in dance. Inc. Deconstructing stereotypes of older people in dance; Critical consideration of creative and artistic outcomes of participation; Health-related safe practice concerns.)

Ballet: its Diversity and Influence (Consideration of the influences on ballet’s worldwide growth and development during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, explored through the study of selected choreographers, dancers, artistic directors, teachers, scholars and critics. Areas examined required time to be invested in engaging critically and discursively with historical, political, social, cultural, financial and artistic circumstances which might impact on a ballet company’s identity and values.)

Dance in Higher Education (Philosophical and educational traditions, definitions and debates surrounding the nature of dance in Higher Education. Inc. Consideration of the tensions between dance in Higher Education as an academic discipline and as a preparation for entry into the profession.)

Dissertation (Thesis titled “Meet Me at the Barre: Community in the Ballet Class.” Educational research inspired by personal experience as a dance student and dance teacher.)






Royal Academy of Dance (September 2015 – July 2016)

Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education (achieved with DISTINCTION)   

  • Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Faculty of Education / University of Bath (FHEQ Level 5)


Modules studied:

The Nature of Dance (Philosophical perspectives on the nature and function of dance.)

Perspectives on Learning and Teaching (Theories of pedagogy applied to dance.)

Safe Practice and Improving Performance (Inc. Physiological and Psychological factors in relation to dance performance and dance teaching practice.)

Perspectives on Music and Dance (Inc. Critical, Philosophical and Aesthetic concepts relevant to the study of music in dance; Musical aspects of selected repertoires, practices and dance forms; Implications of diverse analytical models of music and dance for dance practice, education and training.)

Dance in the Community (Inc. Considerations of dance as a participatory art form; Reflection upon how context can affect planning and delivery of dance activity; Notions of dance as a tool for social engagement, empowerment and enjoyment.)






Royal Academy of Dance (September 2014 – July 2015)

Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education (achieved with DISTINCTION)   

  • Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Faculty of Education / University of Bath (FHEQ Level 4)


Modules studied:

Frameworks & Perspectives (Dance Analysis; Benesh Movement Notation; Labanotation.)

The Healthy Dancer (inc. Anatomy; Alignment; Conditioning; Injury; Nutrition; Safe Practice.)

Dance Education: Concepts and Contexts (Critical examination of pedagogy in different settings.)

Music in Dance and Dance Education (Inc. Music Theory; Role of Music; Musicality; Music & Dance.)

Dance Syllabi and Examinations (Reflection on Teacher’s Role; Training Methods; Ethical Practice.)








Continuing Professional Development





Child Protection (July 2017)

Level 3 Certificate in Child Protection issued by EduCare  

Acquired a thorough understanding of child protection by covering a breadth of topics relevant to anybody with a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people.

Achieved with 100%.

Level 3 course comprising nine modules:

– Child Development.
– Parenting and Risk Factors.
– Forms of Abuse.
– Other Harm.
– Responding to Abuse.
– Reporting Abuse and the Child Protection System.
– Learning from Failure.
– The Legal Framework.
– Working Together.

Nine CPD hours.



NSPCC Child Protection: an introduction (July 2017)

Introductory safeguarding course delivered by the NSPCC 

A CPD certified, four-module e-learning course for everyone who works with children.

Understanding how to recognise, respond, report and record concerns about a child.







Green Cross First Aid Training (July 2015)

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) issued by Training Qualifications UK Ltd 

Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and understanding of theory related to coping with first aid emergencies in any environment.

Successfully applied effective first aid skills during practical exercises.

Content covered included: The Unconscious Casualty; Breathing Problems; Wounds & Bleeding; Bones, Muscle & Joint Injuries; Burns & Scalds; Poisoning; Medical Emergencies (anaphylaxis / angina / heart attack / asthma / epilepsy & seizures / fainting / diabetes / stroke).






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