DFTA SYLLABUS FOR DANCE TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS!

  • 8 LEVELS OF
    • JAZZ
    • BALLET
    • TAP
    • HIP HOP
    • CONTEMPORARY
  • PRELIMINARY LEVELS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
  • ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED EXAMS

HISTORY

The syllabus was introduced in 1982 as “Academy of Teachers Dancing” (A.O.T.D). In 1991, the name was changed to “Dance Factory Teachers Academy” (D.F.T.A), under the direction of Dulcie Lee.

It was devised with the help of physiotherapists, chiropractors and dance teachers to be kept in line with Safe Dance Policies. However, we must realise that we are teaching dance, not just fitness, and the body must be prepared to accept the stress today’s dance demands.

The syllabus is regularly updated. Technical skills were advanced, there was an introduction of travelling combinations and new music tracks were applied to increase the popularity with students of today.

All styles have been carefully developed with a planned progression to increase skill, co-ordination and flexibility at an appropriate pace. Students find their abilities to adapt to different styles will be increased.

The DFTA syllabus has been devised so that teachers can use it as their class plan. The gradual learning of dance technique from the beginner to advanced standard through each level, gives dancers and teachers a comprehensive and safe understanding of the body.

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    Alex Hyne, Dance Factory, teacher, dance teacher