Overview of the IDTA
The International Dance Teachers’ Association is one of the world’s largest examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale, with over 7,000 members in 55 countries. The Association celebrated its centenary in 2003. For a full history of the Association click here.
The objectives of the Association are:
- To promote knowledge and foster the art of dance in all its forms.
- To consult.
- To maintain and improve teaching standards.
- To offer a comprehensive range of professional qualifications in all dance genres.
- To provide and maintain syllabi and technique in all dance genres to train dance for the profession.
IDTA Board of Directors 2012 - 2013
President: Philip Diment
President Elect: Anna Jones
Immediate Past President: Yvonne Goût
Financial Director: George Coad
Chief Executive Director: Keith Holmes
Directors: Dereck Brown, Frances Clayton, Colin Donaldson, Bobbie Drakeford, Richard Hopkins, , Lynda King, John Knight, Patricia Lupino Thompson, Dawn Parker, Michael Sandham, Barbara Sharples, Judith Silvester, Derek Tonks, Jane Tumelty, Phil Winston.
Honorary Director: Leonard Armstrong
Lord Fearn of Southport, Lady Fearn of Southport, Lionel Blair, Anton du Beke, Erin Boag, Donnie Burns MBE, Darcey Bussell CBE, Dame Beryl Grey, Karen Hilton MBE, Marcus Hilton MBE, Dr Stanley Ho OBE, Arlene Phillips, Angela Rippon OBE, Ann Widdicombe.
IDTA Head Office
Chief Executive: Keith Holmes
Accountant: Martin Pedlow
Assistant Chief Executive: Liz Murphy
Operations Manager: Elaine Holden
British Dance Council (BDC)
BDC Sequence Advisory Committee
BDC Teachers' Committee
BDC Contemporary/Freestyle Advisory Committee
Sport & Recreation Alliance
Council for Dance Education and Training
Theatre Dance Council International