Dancers are being offered the chance to make a career from teaching dance by studying for a diploma right here in Swindon. The The Regent Circus dance studio, Swindon Dance, based in the Town Hall, is the first centre to run the Diploma in Dance Pedagogy outside the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance. The level 6 diploma is a regulated qualification equivalent to an undergraduate degree. The DDP graduates are eligible to apply for qualified teacher status. Classical ballet dancer Alison Beckett will be the course consultant. and progress to a Masters in Processional Practice. The course is part time over two years and candidates have five years to complete it. The closing date, for entry this autumn, is Friday, August 31, 2018.

She was trained in classical ballet and was the vice principal of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. There are bursaries available up to £2,000 towards the course fees. For more details or an application form visit