We provide the qualifications that certify teachers to engage with an increasingly varied, demanding and globalised dance world.


Progression Routes

Whatever your ability or level, we provide clear pathways for development to support your career. From the Initial teaching qualification to the Fellowship level, explore our recommended routes for both Theatre and Dancesport.

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Teaching Qualifications

We provide a range of opportunities for our members to develop their teaching skills and inspire their students to excel. Our portfolio of qualifications covers both Ofqual regulated and non-regulated routes. Join our global community of dance teachers with our world-renowned teacher training qualifications.

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Bursaries and Funding

The Society offers financial bursaries for those currently undertaking our Initial and Higher teaching qualifications in both Theatre and Dancesport Genres. We also offer funding for Continued Professional Development (CPD) for international members.

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How to Become a Tutor

Designed to prepare you for a career in tutoring, our training programme will develop your teaching skills, as well as guide you through some of the practicalities of tutoring.

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Approved Dance Centres (ADC)

Our Approved Dance Centres are our trusted partners by which student teachers can follow the Level 4 DDE qualification. They include institutions, vocational colleges and independent schools who have been verified by the Society. To apply to be an ADC, click here to find out more.

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