Is a government dance institution (Tafe) better than a private dance school?

by Jane
(Sydney)


Hi, I want to ask if a government institution (Tafe) is better than the private ones. They both give out the same qualifications by the national recognized framework (vocational qualification) so I assume that the trainings are the same but I want to make sure before I choose which one to attend to. Thanks

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Jul 10, 2012
Answer from Maria
by: Maria

Dear Jane,

The fact of being public or private is not necessarily what gives an educational program its quality. It is true that usually, governmental dancing schools are better than private schools, but that depends on the context and on each school.

The only way you can be sure is to visit those places (both kinds) and try to talk to the students (ideally advanced students). They will give you an experiential advice than can help you make your self an idea.

At best, you should also try to get advice from dance teachers of both kinds of schools and ask them to show you the studying programs. That way you will also know the professional profile that each school provides.

If they are similar, then it's up to your own feeling which place to choose. Maybe one is closer to your home or one of them has teachers that fit your personality better... etc.

If I were you, I would ask permission to see classes and would try to know both kinds of schools very well before deciding. I would not be lazy to do a very good research on this before committing as it might be a very important decision.

Best of lucks with it!

Maria

P.S. Next time, please leave your e-mail in the notification options. I will not send you spam. Today it would have helped me let you know that I want to relocate this thread in the one for questions about learning and dance schools, for example. It's just a way to communicate better. And by the way, I will indeed relocate this thread in two weeks, which is the time after I guess you would have already found it. :-)

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