How do I become a member?
The IDTA can provide you with all the necessary training, guidance and support to enable you to achieve your goal of becoming a dance teacher.
Being a dance teacher is more than just hiring a hall and putting together a few routines. A dance teacher has a number of responsibilities as well as opportunities in establishing their own school, working in education and providing for those with special needs.
If you are already a qualified teacher looking for an Association to support you and provide you with a broad spectrum of services, then you may wish to consider joining the IDTA, see below.
IDTA Members benefit from:
- 7000 teachers in over 55 countries
- Prestigious professional qualifications
- Free Annual Congress
- Free entry to London seminar
- Free bi-monthly magazine 'Dance International'
- Larger discounts granted to teachers than any other organisation
- Free entrance to area meetings and most courses, training days & seminars
- Excellent public liability insurance rates available from Giles Insurance Brokers (Tel: 01689 877800).
BECOMING A MEMBER
Individuals, who gain a professional dance teaching qualification with the IDTA and are accepted into membership of the Association, may enter their pupils for IDTA examinations at amateur, performer and professional levels in the appropriate branches.
Professional teaching examinations are available in eight core subjects - four of which are termed Ballroom Branch subjects and these are: Ballroom, Latin, Classical Sequence and Freestyle. The remaining four core subjects of Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz and Theatre Craft are classified as Theatre Branch subjects.
The IDTA also offers teaching examinations in the non-core subjects of Line Dancing, Cheerleading and Salsa
There are three levels of teaching qualification the first being Associate level, progressing to Licentiate and finally Fellowship.
Training to become a qualified dance teacher with the IDTA is available from IDTA Examiners and IDTA members in your Area, details are available from IDTA Head Office or please see the list of dance schools on the website. Please contact anyone on the list of Examiners and Schools to enquire about teacher training courses in your chosen subject. Teaching courses can be arranged individually giving you greater flexibility to study at your own pace and gain the necessary supervised teaching experience, which is essential. In addition to your personalised training, attendance at IDTA Area Meetings and National Conferences sponsored by your coach will help you achieve your goal of becoming a dance teacher.
Individuals who pass a Ballroom Branch Student examination or the Theatre Branch Pre-Associate Part 1 & 2 examinations may apply to be Provisional Members of the IDTA. Your reduced rate annual subscription will give you access to Area and National Conference at a reduced rate and you will receive copies of the bi-monthly Dance International magazine.
Already a Qualified Dance Teacher?
Applications from qualified teachers who hold qualifications with another recognised dance teacher associations will be considered on proof of their qualifications. Please complete the IDTA Membership Application Form.
University Students / Professional Dancers
There are special arrangements for university students and professional dancers who have qualified with the Association as a Teacher. The schemes require proof of the offer of placement at University and, in due course, of actual attendance at the University over a two or three year period or professional contracts. Contact us for further information.
If you have any questions please Contact the IDTA Head Office.