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Dance in Education – confirmed programmes (June 2014)

This document highlights two dance in education projects which are funded by Creative Scotland.

The Dance Review 2012, which was produced by Creative Scotland in consultation with the dance sector, highlighted areas that could be improved with regards to dance in education.

In this report concerns were raised about the lack of specialist dance teachers in schools, the lack of a dance Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Scotland and the overall standard and quality of curriculum dance in some areas/schools. There are examples of high quality curriculum dance programmes being delivered in some areas, but there are also examples of non- dance specialists in schools struggling to deliver the appropriate standards and content.