New dance teaching diploma starting in Chiswick in September



Image above: Natalie Parnell, Principal and Director, West London Dance Academy in her studio June 2022

Answering a demand for young dancers wanting a teaching qualification

The West London Dance Academy is starting a diploma course to teach dancers aged 15 + to teach dance, starting in September.

Natalie Parnell, Principal and Director, says the new course is answering a need in Chiswick:

“I kept getting phone calls from students at ArtsEd wanting work, but I need them to be trained to teach in order to be insured.”

She herself has been teaching for 25 years and has taught several students who have gone on to open their own dance schools – she is still in touch with one in Huddersfield, another in Kent and  others in France and Hungary.

Images above: Student teacher Sanna (in pink and black) training for level 3 diploma 2022; Former Level 4 Diploma Dance Teacher Francesca (all in black), qualified with 91%…

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