The Protégé Edge

The Protégé Edge

  • This training program is specifically designed for dance students of the ATOD Systems of training, to encourage them to commence their levels of ATOD teaching qualifications.
  • The course of study is designed to enhance effective leadership in students who display such qualities, while training them in the basics of dance teaching.
  • It describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and assist with teaching dance classes.
  • The training will be undertaken with the supervision of a senior teacher/mentor within the studio dance environment, who will be required to sign off on some activities.
  • Candidates will have a study Guide/ Workbook to complete and upload to the ATOD portal.
  • Candidates will undertake a practical teaching examination at their own studio with an ATOD Examiner.
  • It is anticipated that this course will take at a minimum of twelve months to complete.

Entry age group and pre required qualification

  • age group of 12-15 years.
  • The minimum dance level of qualification is Gold Medal or equivalent ATOD level 5 in Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.

During and on completion of this training program

Training teachers at this level should be able to

  • use basic safe dance teaching methods and strategies
  • monitor the progress of participants and adjust in response to changing situations
  • provide positive and constructive feedback to participants to encourage motivation, self-esteem and self-expression
  • evaluate their own performance and identify opportunities to improve teaching skills.


What do candidates receive on enrolment?


  • a beautifully designed and presented Study guide/workbook
  • The Protégé Edge T-shirt
  • a list of discounted fees into certain ATOD events.

What do candidates receive on successful completion?

Competency and certification in CUADTM311 – Assist with dance teaching

  • The Protégé Edge Certificate
  • Statement of Attainment
  • Discount of fees into Cert IV Dance Teaching & Management

On successful completion of this course, students not only will be able to continue to the Associate Level of Teaching which requires an Elementary certificate in any genre and completion of the Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management but will also have attained credit for a unit of study CUADTM311 Assist with Dance Teaching.


Cost: $350

For more information about The Protégé Edge program download our Information Handbook by filling in your details below.

Protege Edge Handbook download

Protégé Edge Studios

The Dance Centre  
Flow Dance Academy 
J & K Smith School of Dance 
Black Swan Dance Academy 
Power House Dance
TIDC performing Arts 

UCanDance Studio
Intrinsic School of Dance 
The Stage Door Performing Arts
Bollard School of Dance
New Generation Dance


Please fill out your details in the below form and submit with payment of the registration fee

Protege Edge Registration

New Student Registration





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Payment of the $350 Student Registration Fee is required with this application form

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