Validation of Experience for the State Diploma (DE) in Dance Teaching
Between 2018 and 2020, the Ministry of Culture offers access to the State Diploma in Dance Teaching via Validation of Experience (VAE).
This programme has been made available by the Ministry via three organising centres:
The three official centres will successively hold VAE sessions:
— In 2018: ESMD – Lille
— In 2019: isdaT – Toulouse
— In 2020: PESMD – Bordeaux
For the organisation of the VAE session commencing in 2019, the isdaT will be responsible for all of the available options: classical, jazz, and contemporary.
The State Diploma in Dance Teaching can be delivered via VAE without age restriction or condition of nationality for those candidates able to justify that they have the requisite skills:
The candidate must first fill out Form 1, which pertains to administrative requirements. Candidates indicate their experiences and provide supporting documentation for the professional activities performed in relation to the desired degree.
They will receive notification of admissibility or non-admissibility within two months following the date of reception by the organising centre.
If the application is admissible, candidates must confirm their enrolment then compile Form 2, which pertains to their abilities. They will present the activities and skills acquired from their experiences, in relation to the Certification Rules.
During this second phase, candidates may request guidance as required.
Once Form 2 has been sent to the centre of validation, the candidate is invited to a 45-minute interview in front of the VAE jury. The jury verifies the candidate’s knowledge and their ability to evaluate their own work and envisage a critical approach relative to their pedagogical experience; knowledge of the professional environment; as well as their choreographic, musical, and artistic culture, broadly conceived.
After the interview, the jury may:
Financial conditions and fees are on request from Naïg Ménesguen, VAE manager and continuing professional development, by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or +33 (0) 5 34 30 93 82.