ADV Qualifications

ADV Teachers Certificate

The ADV Teachers Certificate is aimed at all new and existing teachers who wish to become an ADV Registered Teacher.

There are three components to the certificate consisting of both technical and theoretical.

  1. Prepare and demonstrate a dance class in your chosen level and style of dance – 1hr (Score /10)
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive basic dance techniques & ADV teacher skills in a 1 ½ hr (Foundation) / 1 ¾ hr (Intermediate & Advanced) Viva Voce (Score /10)
  3. Complete Effective Teaching Methods Workbook (Score /10)

New teachers will be advised to complete the ADV Teachers Certificate within the first two years of membership. This ensures that new teachers know the ADV work and understand progressions and breakdowns of exercises.

ADV Technical Assessors

To become an ADV Registered Assessor, one is a competent ADV Teacher having students assessed for a minimum of 5 years/ or completed the ADV Teachers Certificate.

If you would like more information on the ADV Teachers Certificate or becoming a Technical Assessor please contact us.

Words from our teachers

This newly structured syllabus and assessment system is a locally developed suite of age based progressive work which addresses the dancer as well as the dancing body. Students are assessed in a non-threatening environment, and the income generated remains in Australia and creates employment. We aim to teach and nuture, not just potential dancers, but creative individuals, choreographers, dance administrators, teachers and articulate, intelligent dance audience members.”

Peta Davidson, former member of The Australian Ballet, now owner/teacher of Northern Ballet

I value the holistic approach of the jazz syllabus as it encompasses not only the technicalities of the style but also anatomy and physiology, dance history, nutrition, safe dance, musicality and stage craft. It has notably increased the students understanding of how the jazz genre has evolved and changed, which is of great significance in an industry where styles are becoming broader, or increasingly fused, as time progresses. The use of the syllabi and certificate course work has also further complimented and enhanced the general jazz and JFH program whereby technical skills, standards and knowledge are elevated. Strong traditions, terminology and a sense of etiquette is evident in classical context across schools and studios; the ADV jazz syllabus has provided great impetus for us to instil these elements deeply in our jazz curriculum also.”

Sofie Batchelor, ADV Dance Co-ordinator Abbotsleigh School for Girls