Staff Profiles: Paula Douce

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Staff Profile: Paula Douce
Lecturer in Dance

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Paula Douce

Lecturer in Dance

Performing Arts and Play

I started dancing at the age of two and have loved it ever since. Teaching dance is a passion rather than an occupation and dancing and teaching is a real joy, especially here at the University of Gloucestershire on the Performing Arts Degree.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715232 Email: pdouce@glos.ac.uk

Biography

I am fully qualified to teach a variety of genres including ballet, tap, jazz and modern, all to an advanced standard. I have full teaching status with both the Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dancing. I have taught in a variety of establishments both in the private and state sector, choreographing for performances and successfully entering candidates for examinations with both the ISTD and RAD. In 2010 I initiated the ISTD syllabi into the PFA Degree, giving students the opportunity to gain ISTD qualifications alongside their degree.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
PGCert Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) University of Gloucestershire 2015
BA (Hons) The Art and Teaching of Ballet The Royal Academy of Dancing 1998
Licentiate Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dancing. The Royal Academy of Dancing 1998
DDI and DDE Associate Diploma Modern Theatre and Tap/DDI&DDE (Full teaching status)ISTD Modern Theatre and Tap Imperial Society Teachers Of Dancing 2002

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Full member and teaching status Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

Full member and teaching status Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD)