You'll need a relevant degree in dance or performing arts. To teach in a state school you'll need qualified teacher status (QTS).
As a primary teacher, you would be trained to teach all subjects, but may develop a subject specialism in physical education, which could include dance or creative movement.
At secondary level you could get the opportunity to teach dance as a single subject or combined with other subjects like physical education, drama or performing arts.
To be a lecturer in a university you'll need a postgraduate qualification or a recognised profile as a professional performer, and teaching experience.
To train as a private dance teacher, you'll need to complete a recognised professional qualification. There are some degrees in dance that include teacher training.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C)
- 3 A levels or equivalent