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Paula Douce

Lecturer in Dance and Choreography

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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. Chevron icon

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

  • 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)