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Teaching dance

  • 23-08-2012 10:23am
    Registered Users Posts: 4 GemJ

    I am a dance /drama teacher in eduction through the GTP system in England. Next year my family move over to Dublin and was wondering if dance/drama were subject on the curriculum where I could be appointed as as teacher and is the GTP certificate vald in the rep of Ireland?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,491 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dambarude

    Dance/Drama aren't subjects in their own right in Ireland. At secondary level dance is part of PE, as far as I'm aware. I think the closest thing to drama is Shakespearean study in English. EDIT: See what Spurious says below.

    At primary level drama is a subject, but is usually taught by the class teacher. Dance forms part of the PE curriculum. Schools sometimes hire Irish dancing teachers, but the numbers doing that are falling.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,429 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious

    There is a Drama module in the Applied Leaving Cert., but it wouldn't be enough to give anyone a full-time job in a school.

    We have a dance studio in our school, but it's usually used out of hours by clubs and the like who bring their own teachers.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,318 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook

    The Dept do not want outside paid teachers coming into primary and most schools are loathe to ask parents for extras like this anyhow.