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Diploma in Choreography

Choreography Online and International Performing Arts and Theatre Online Learning

Choreograph better.  Increase confidence.  Learn the industry.  Learn to keep your audiences engaged.

What makes memorable, interesting, and impactful choreography? Most people think choreography is just about creating movements.  But contrary to popular belief, that's only a small part of a much larger whole.

This course debunks many of the myths of what choreography is and gives you a better understanding of what it takes to make choreography impactful and memorable, on top of giving you tools to navigate a choreographic career.  People who take this course finish each unit with work that is much stronger and more alluring.

If this is what you wish to achieve, and if you're ready to do the work, then this is the course for you.

In collaboration with Choreography Online, I-PATH is excited to offer dancers, teachers and choreographers the opportunity to further develop their choreography skills through taking this virtual online Diploma in Choreography course, led by internationally renowned choreographers, Rick Tjia and Danny Davalos.


The classes are once a month, approximately on the first Monday or Tuesday of each month, depending on the cohort. In between classes you will have assignments to finish in the three weeks following each class. 

The assignments will always involve creating choreography, watching videos of established choreographers, and writing something about what you see.

Apart from the once a month class on video conference, YOU CONTROL YOUR SCHEDULE as you see fit for the assignments.

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Course Content


Unit 1

1. Introduction to Choreography

2. Abstraction and Purpose

3. Creative Process & Method


Unit 2

1. Choreographic Ideas

2. Structure & Timeline

3. Free Exploration


Unit 3

1. Choreographic Tools

2. Music Analysis 

3. Team Management

4. Career Management



Throughout the course, you will be assessed in a variety of different ways including but not limited to written assignments, choreographing your own original pieces, and through participating in webinars. 


Units & Progressions

There are three units available - Unit 1, 2 and 3. All candidates must commence at Unit 1. Upon completion of this unit, you will be invited to commence Unit 2 and then to Unit 3. All three units must be completed to gain the Diploma in Choreography certificate and qualification. 


Duration of Course

Unit 1: Part Time, Online, 7 months (approx), 75 Guided Learning Hours (minimum) includes webinars and own practice/learning/choreographing. 

Unit 2: Part Time, Online, 7 months (approx), 75 Guided Learning Hours (minimum) includes webinars and own practice/learning/choreographing. 
Unit 3: Part Time, Online, 7 months (approx), 75 Guided Learning Hours (minimum) includes webinars and own practice/learning/choreographing. 

Fees & Payment Options

Fees can be paid in the following way (note that exchange rates vary constantly, so equivalencies are approximate.  To get current exchange rates in real time, visit

One Unit + Final Assessment Fee + Certificate

All Units + Final Assessment + Certificate 

Monthly Instalments 

£300(GBP), $327(USD), $500(AUD), $450(CAD), €337(EUR)

£900(GBP), $980(USD), $1,500(AUD), $1,350(CAD), €1010(EUR)

£45(GBP), $49(USD), $75(AUD), $67(CAD), €51(EUR) Monthly (Paid over 21 months)


Next Cohorts

Cohort F begins 3rd April, 2023 (SOLD OUT) Teacher: RICK TJIA

If you have a serious interest in enrolling, please either enrol in Danny Davalos' cohort (September 2023), or put your name on the waitlist for Rick Tjia.  When there are enough people on the waitlist ready to enrol, we will open a new cohort.

Join waitlist for Rick Tjia

Cohort E begins 4th September, 2023  6 am EDT (New York) / 11 am BST (London)/ 8 pm AEST (Sydney) / 6 pm PHST & MYT - Teacher: DANNY DAVALOS 

This cohort would be ideal for candidates from the USA, Canada, Britain, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand

To get notifications on these cohorts and all Choreography Online activities, please subscribe to our mailing list using if you are a choreographer, and if you are a dancer, teacher, studio owner, etc.


Artistic Director of Choreography & Course Lead

Find out more about Rick Tjia:

Rick Tjia

Passionate about dance since his childhood, Rick has studied and worked professionally in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop and Tango.

As principal dancer with La La La Human Steps for eight years, Rick toured and performed in over 25 countries and 100 different cities. He has also worked in the movie industry in Los Angeles as both a dancer and actor. 

In 2004 he joined the Cirque du Soleil Casting Team as an Artistic Talent Scout for all styles of dance, where he ran auditions, evaluated demos, and cast numerous running shows and new creations over the course of 16 years. He is also a dance and acrobatic choreographer, having choreographed for Utah Ballet, Dance Alive! National Ballet, and various independent projects over the course of his career. He was also one of the original acrobatic choreographers on Cirque du Soleil's big top touring show 'Volta'. 

In addition to La La La Human Steps, Rick has performed with companies such as Ballet Austin, Sacramento Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Dance Alive! National Ballet, and explored dance through several independent projects of his own. He has worked with numerous choreographers, including Edouard Lock, Twyla Tharp, Tom Pazik and Gus Giordano to name just a few. 

Today, Rick is the CEO of Choreography Online, the world's first online choreography market, and both producer and director of the International Online Dance Competition (IODC). He has been a regular freelance writer for dance blogs and magazines since 2015, and keeps a continual close eye on the artistic scene both at home and abroad in the never ending search for talent, inspiration and opportunities to educate, inform and improve all facets of the dance industry. 

NOTE: if Rick's current cohorts are filled to capacity, please put your name on the waitlist (see Join the Waitlist button above)

Other Diploma in Choreography Programme Teachers

Danny Davalos

Danny is an internationally known professional dancer, teacher and choreographer and was the owner of O.I.P. Dance Centre, a staple drop-in studio in Toronto for over 10 years. As a dancer, Danny has performed and toured worldwide with top artists such as Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Shakira, and Sean Paul. A few of his greatest performances include those with Danny Fernandes and Shawn Desman on their "Hit & Run European Tour", the Much Music Video Awards, the motion picture "Shall We Dance" with Jennifer Lopez, and the Carnival Choreographers Ball. Danny was also the lead choreographer for a TV series called “Popstars; The One”. Outside his dance career, Danny has directed and produced many theater plays, live performances, music videos, and short films. He was also the TV host and producer of “Get Up and Dance”, on the BPM TV network. Most recently, Danny was an assistant choreographer with the Cirque du Soleil team for the PanAm Opening Ceremonies alongside Luther Brown.


Enrol Today

If you are a dancer, dance teacher or a choreographer looking to develop your choreography skills, then you are eligible to take this course! Must be aged 18+