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South East Dance makes dance happen – from world class performance to accessible participatory projects.

With The Dance Space on the horizon, this is an exciting time to join our team and we are often looking for talented people to come and work with us in a range of roles. Watch this space!

South East Dance is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sectors of the community including those that are currently under-represented in our industry.

Part Time Dance Teachers

Aldridge South East Dance Academy are seeking to appoint a bank of well-qualified, confident and enthusiastic dance teachers to plan, prepare and deliver lessons in Dance for a new two year BTEC course. The successful applicants will be offered part time, flexible teaching dependent on their subject specialism and schedules.

Aldridge South East Dance Academy is a unique collaboration between education and the dance industry giving students the opportunity to study for a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). Students have the opportunity to work with respected members of the dance industry in partnership with South East Dance. This ‘ Brighton Curriculum’ has been designed and commissioned to allow for dance to be developed and showcased in venues, attractions and locations across the city. From 2018 the course will be based at the new South East Dance Studios in the centre of Brighton. You will be able to work from Brighton or Portslade Aldridge Community Academies from Autumn 2016 on a flexible basis.

You will have a passion for dance, collaboration and have a commitment to the potential of combining choreography, performance, dance techniques with vocational experiences. You will be confident teacher of the BTEC with strong technical dance skills.

Personal Specification

The academy is looking for someone who has:

  • A dance degree
  • Qualified teacher status/ or post-16 teacher training qualification
  • A strong track record as an outstanding teacher of Dance or the ability to demonstrate you are developing outstanding practice if an NQT
  • A passion for Dance which is evident in your day to day classroom practice
  • Proven commitment to Diversity and equal opportunities
  • The ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to develop and manage artistic projects.
  • Experience of delivering and assessing BTECs
  • Exceptional personal organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • The ability to guide students’ academic, personal and professional development, as a tutor, in accordance with the academy’s guidelines and procedures.
  • An understanding of the key national and educational policies and issues
  • The ability to inspire high achievement in young people from all backgrounds
  • Presence, dynamism, good sense of humour and approachability
  • An excellent record of attendance and punctuality

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference to the future of dance education within a new dance academy. If you share the academy’s vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community then we would be delighted to hear from you.  You will be offered CPD opportunities as part of your appointment and a hourly fee relevant to your level of experience.

Application process

Please send in an up to date CV and cover letter stating why you are suitable and how your skills and experience meet the statements above.

Deadline for applications is 19 June. Please email your application to Rose Kigwana on

For more information about the BTEC visit


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