Licentiate Modern
Theatre & Tap Training


Level 6 Diploma
in Dance Pedagogy


Whether you are an ex-professional performer looking to retrain, or a dance student looking to develop teaching skills, Jackie Barnes can help you develop your teaching potential.

She mentors established dance teachers developing & enhancing their abilities to enable even greater success. Jackie Barnes assesses communicative, as well as demonstrative skills, relevant to the dance genre being taught. Advice is given on class management techniques, as well as ISTD syllabus detail.

Upcoming Courses

  • Next DDE Unit 5 Course will be delivered ‘online’ on 17th May 2020.
    Please email for further details

    • Due to the impact of the corona virus the next DDE Tap Course will start online on: 5th July 2020
      The course will not be completely online.  As soon as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, classes will resume in the studio.
    • Applications are now being accepted.
  • Licentiate Guidance is currently being delivered online until the Government restrictions are lifted. Please email for more details.
  • Next DDE Modern Course begins: 11th Oct. 2020 Applications are now being accepted.
  • Please email for details of the regular Licentiate lessons in Modern Theatre & Tap

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Jackie Barnes also works with State School educators; to enhance their communicative skills, develop learning objectives that are relevant to ability groupings & develop cognitive connections, vital for sustained recall & understanding.

Jackie Barnes offers tuition at various levels; DDE, Licentiate & Fellowship, as well as the ISTD DDP (Level 6) Teaching Qualification in Musical Theatre.

Jackie’s aim is to enable her students to achieve their ambitions….. ‘Be Inspired’!

About Jackie

Jackie Barnes is a Senior Examiner for the ISTD Modern Theatre & Tap faculties. She is a member of the ISTD Modern Theatre Committee & a Lecturer for both faculties. She has been able to realise her two lifetime ambitions, to dance professionally and to teach.

Jackie Barnes gained a Cert.Ed in Performing Arts (post compulsory sector) from the Institute of Education (University of London) specialising in the education of Dance Teachers.

Jackie Barnes is an ISTD Approved Tutor, a DDE examiner & specialises in training people to achieve ISTD ‘qualified’ dance teacher status. She is an Assessor for a wide range of ISTD teaching qualifications & has an extensive knowledge of their requirements.

“Jackie Barnes has such an extensive knowledge in her field that I would highly recommend her as a mentor to anyone wanting to pursue a teaching career, or to further your qualifications with the ISTD - you won't be disappointed.”

Victoria Gill - Dance Teacher - Ireland

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