Do you aspire to be the best teacher you can be?

Transit Dance's unique face to face course provides the highest level of Teacher Training and sits at the forefront of Dance Education in Australia. 


Dance Teaching & Management

Facilitated by renowned Dance Educator Karen Malek, this course is designed to provide students with a Certificate IV (CUA40313) or Diploma (CUA50313) of Dance Teaching and Management

Students can focus on their preferred genre when training to be a teacher. They will develop their skills and knowledge in order to have a sustainable career as a dance teacher or administrator.  

All Nationally Recognised Qualifications are delivered as an auspice arrangement withAustralian Teachers of Dancing Limited RTO #31624 


Nationally Recognised Qualification

Certificate IV and Diploma courses are offered through our partnering arrangement with Australian Teachers of Dancing (RTO #31624).

Career & Industry Focused

Personalised progression plans and career guidance ensure students take real and tangible steps towards their career goals.

Flexible Learning Options

Part time, Full time & Long Distance Learning options available over one and two years, giving you the flexibility to maintain life work balance.

"Come and join our special group of teachers who learn together, grow together and improve teaching practise together. We are all committed to continual improvement and excellence in the art of teaching. We are all committed to enhance each child's experience in loving the art of dance and learning to be the best dancer they can be" - Karen Malek

Why is a Teaching Qualification so important?

For those who wish to teach, a qualification is everything. It is an opportunity to disseminate knowledge, confirm knowledge and increase knowledge.  

A qualification will ensure you are the best teacher you can be, it will inspire you to be a lifelong learner and acknowledges your dedication to your craft. You will have a great understanding of how children learn and so much more.  

It is an investment in your future.  

Join our Dynamic Community

The Transit Dance community is a thriving and inspirational epicentre for creativity and professional development. 

Housed in our world class 4000 sqm Brunswick facilities with onsite performance spaces, professional company and a myriad of pre-professional programs; Transit Dance is an inclusive and inspiring environment that provides students with a unique and rewarding educational experience. 

“Transit Dance is filled with industry professionals and is always buzzing with everything dance. It’s so great to learn from such a passionate and knowledgeable group of teachers. I truly believe this course will help me be the best teacher I can be - Casey Chellew (Student)

Karen Malek

Director of Education

Karen is one of the cofounders of Transit Dance, and the President of Transit Dance Initiative. She is an experienced dance teacher and dance curriculum developer, and holds her Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management, Diploma of Management, Diploma of Musical Theatre, Certificate IV in Business (Governance), and Certificate IV in TAE.

From 2007 to 2017 Karen was the President of Australian Teachers Of Dancing where she was also Chair of Curriculum Development. During her time on the Board Karen was instrumental in creating the ATOD Emergency Relief Fund, and in the development of the Classical Ballet, National Character, Tap, Jazz, Street Beat, Contemporary and Hip Hop systems of training.

Carly Doctor

Head of Academic Studies

Carly is highly experienced educator and dance artist. Carly holds her Bachelor of Performing Arts and Diploma of Education from Monash University, and for the last 10 years has been one of the lead teachers of drama, theatre studies, dance and English at the highly acclaimed McKinnon Secondary College.  

Carly has worked as a freelance dance teacher, choreographer and director at numerous dance education institutions across Australia. Carly is delighted to join us at Transit Dance and looks forward to undertaking the role of Director of Academic Studies. Her lifelong love of dance and performing, coupled with her expertise as a classroom educator makes her the ideal person for this position. She is committed to driving the students to be the best they can be academically.

Let's chat and take on the world together.