The IDTA Freestyle Seminar will take place on Sunday 12th May 2013 at the Forest Community Centre, Walsall and will present both Professional and Amateur workshops in the auditorium and dance studio. The professional workshop are designed for dance teachers and senior students and the amateur workshops are suitable for children 7 years of age and above (teachers are advised to note the content of programme to ensure it is suitable for their pupils and students). A full programme is available to download.
To order your tickets please complete the form at the bottom of the flyer or contact Carol at IDTA Head Office, on tel 01273 685652 or email email@example.com
Closing date for to tickets Friday 3 May 2013.
Why not make a it a Freestyle weekend and attend the IDTA Freestyle Scholarships on Saturday 11th May at the same venue? Ticket information will be available from Head Office from mid March.
Following the success of the IDTA Business Meetings held in 2012, we have arrange three more meetings in May 2013;
Birmingham on 13 May, London on 14 May and Leeds on 15 May.
The Seminars are free for IDTA members, so to book your place please call Carol or Faye at IDTA Head Office. Places are limited so must be booked in advance and a cancellation charge will apply.
IDTA Business Seminar Programme
* Marketing your Dance School
* Marketing Brainstorming Session
* Income Tax and National Insurance
* Safeguarding Children/Adults, Behaviour Management, Recognising Special Needs
* Marketing your Dance Business via Social Media
12 Mar 2013
Miss Dance of Great Britain 2013
Tickets for Miss Dance of Great Britain, Dance Master UK and the International Ballet Championships will be on sale from 1 March 2013. Please contact the ticket secretary Mrs Margaret Kelly to book your tickets, see flyer for full details of how to book.
Members can download the Annual membership subscription renewal forms for 2013. Please go to the Members' Section of the website and select the first option "Annual Subscription Renewal Forms 2013" on the left hand side of the Welcome page.
If you would like to set up a new direct debit please return the direct debit mandate with your completed application form before 10 January 2013.
Alternatively, you can pay on line by credit card or paypal - just select the "Payments" button on the left hand side of this page.
Annual subscriptions for 2013 are due on 1 January 2013.
If you have questions please contact the Account Department at IDTA Head Office.
13 Nov 2012
Portrait of a dancing family
Seneca Productions is making a new series for Channel 4 with the award-winning artist Grayson Perry.
For the series Grayson is going to make portraits of a range of people from across Britain at different stages of their lives, which will be shown in a prestigious exhibition. The idea is for Grayson to work with the subjects to understand what they feel is most important about who they are, and how they would like to be remembered in an artwork.
Seneca Productions are interested in exploring the possibility of Grayson making a portrait of family who have a shared passion for dance which unites the family. Ideally, the family would enter competitions together and dance would play a large role in family life, something they do as a joint activity. Filming will be in March, April and May 2013.
This is an amazing opportunity to have your portrait produced by one of Britain’s biggest and most successful artists, if you are interested to find out more please email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0207 324 6088 before 31st December 2012.
24 Oct 2012
Roy Castle Foundation presents Strictly Ballroom 2012
Strictly Ballroom is an amateur ballroom dancing competition that sees members of the public teamed up with professional dancers to learn a dance routine. Each contestant has 10 hours of free tuition with their dance teacher and will perform their routine in a grand final at St George’s Hall, Liverpool.
The event is also an opportunity for all audience members to dance in the beautiful surroundings of St George’s Hall. Over 1.5 hours of social dancing has been allocated throughout the evening. Audience members will also be entertained by professional show dances by all of our professional dancers.
The event, hosted by Heartbeat’s Tricia Penrose, will take place on Sunday 4th November in the mail hall at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.
Tickets for the event are now available on the website www.roycastle.org/strictly ballroom- but if you would prefer to make the payment over the telephone you can contact Jenny direct on 0333 323 7200 ext 112.
Tickets cost £15 per seat and there is also the option of a VIP table situated right next to the dance floor- tables of 10 cost £250 and include a bottle of bubbly.
Every penny that we raise at Strictly Ballroom will go towards making a difference to the lives of lung cancer patients and their families.
I do hope that you can join us for what I am sure will be a fantastic night of glitz, glamour and dancing! And who knows you may be inspired to be one of our contestants for Strictly Ballroom 2013!
We look forward to your participation in this great day of dance.
23 Jul 2012
Miss Dance of Great Britain and Dance Master UK 2012
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the finals of Miss Dance of Great Britain and Dance Master UK 2012. The results of all the competitions including the International Senior and Junior Ballet Championship are available to download.
An exciting opportunity for aspiring young choreographers aged between 18-30 years.
This award is for the creation of a group performance in any dance genre open to IDTA teachers and Advanced Performer members. The event will be held on 29th September at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
Closing date for entries extended to 18 June 2012. For more information email email@example.com or visit the website www.bsica.co.uk
13 Jun 2012
IDTA Annual Congress 2012
Saturday 30 June to Tuesday 3 July, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre
The President and Board of Directors are delighted to invite members to attend the Association’s Annual Congress at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.
The Congress Arrangements Committees have once again worked hard to try to find the right balance for everyone attending based on your requests and recommendations. We have a full programme of lectures and workshops for members, which we are sure will give you great ideas for your school. The programme and a booking form will be circulated with the May issue of Dance International and can be downloaded from the members section of the website.
Congress starts with the IDTA Inventive Dance Competitions in Classical, Modern Sequence and Latin on Saturday 30 June. The competitions start at 10.00 am and run throughout the day ending at approx 5.00 pm. Application forms for member and dance teachers wishing to take part in the competitions are available from Carol or Liz at Head Office or can be download with the Congress flyer on the members section of the website.
On the evening of Sunday 1 July, the Association will be presenting the IDTA Showcase Gala in aid of the NSPCC and IDTA Benevolent Fund. The show will feature performances by IDTA students in all dance genres and an audience with IDTA member and head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, Len Goodman.
On Monday evening the Annual Dinner & Dance will be held in the Floral Hall Ballroom and we have two special cabaret performances for members and their guests attending the evening.
The IDTA Annual General Meeting, will be held on Tuesday 3 July at 10.00 am. Full details of the Congress and Annual General Meeting will be sent to all members on 1 June.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Annual Congress. If you have any questions please contact Carol or Liz at IDTA Head Office.
16 Apr 2012
POSSIBLE TELEPHONE SCAM!
A member has reported a possible telephone scam from a company claiming to represent a safety community partnership, asking you to confirm the details of an advert you have placed with them and agree to the advertising fee of approx £299. The telephone number they give out is 0161 236 3200 but it does not appear to be registered to the company.
Please be careful. Our member has contacted their local trading standards office and also reported the matter as a possible scam to the police and an incident number has been set up. If you receive a similar call please contact trading standards and the police to report the matter.
28 Mar 2012
TV Dance Shows Boost Popularity in Dance
A nationwide survey carried out for Dance Proms, a new dance festival taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13th November, reveals that just over 1 in 5 British adults (21%) have become more interested in dancing as a result of TV dance shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.
Roughly the same number of adults (1 in 5 – 20%) currently participate in some form of dance - covering a huge range of styles from ballet to ballroom and street to salsa - and just over 1 in 8 adults (13%) have taken part in a dance class in the last five years.
The survey was conducted by YouGov, who interviewed 2058 UK adults (aged 18+) between 28th - 31st October 2011.
For more information please download the full report
The PPL and MCPS are now offering a joint licence that enables DJs, fitness instructors and other professionals to copy and store music digitally for use in their professional activities.
The ProDub licence is being administered by MCPS on behalf of itself and the PPL. For details please visit www.produb.co.uk
Please note that even where music is being played in public by a DJ, fitness instructor or other professional holding a ProDub licence, a separate licence will still be needed for that public performance (as the ProDub licence only covers copying and storage).
26 Apr 2011
CALLING DANCERS OF ALL AGES AND FITNESS LEVELS
Following the success of the first annual Tapathon event in 2010, The Performers Project is proud to announce their second annual nationwide tap dancing event, to be held in major cities throughout the UK on Sunday 16th October 2011.
In 2010 this national event brought together over 2000 tap dancing enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels in an attempt to break a world record and the Tapathon events together raised an amazing £6,500 which was donated to the BBC Children in need fund.
This year aims to be an even bigger and better event, so whether you are a dance teacher, a past or present pupil, or you just love to tap dance and would love to help break a world record and raise funds for charity, all you have to do is click here www. theperformersproject.com
to register and we will keep you informed about the 2011 Tapathon event.
We look forward to your participation in this great day of dance.
Programme Update News: Please note that there will be a Master Class Programme update from 1st September 2011. For advice and information on the programme and update, please go to the Master Class website direct or via the members' section of the IDTA website.
The Master Class Programme is a bespoke computer programme, commissioned by the Board of Directors for IDTA members, to assist them with the preparation and production of examination report forms. The system can also assist members with recording their candidates’ examination history, payments records, class registers, invoices etc.
The programme was officially launched at the IDTA London Seminar on 6 February 2011 and is available as a free download. For further details please see the members' section of the website.
21 Feb 2011
IDTA members may be interested in the Sportivate initiative which was presented to the Movement and Dance Division of the Sport and Recreation Alliance's (formerly the CCPR) recently
Sportivate offers an oppotunity to gain funding to deliver six weeks of classes/tuition in your discipline(s) within any English County.
For further information contact Jade Moulden, National Delivery Manager for the Exercise Movement & Dance Partnership, tel: 01403 266000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 February, or contact the Sport and Recreation Alliance direct if you would like to be involved but cannot respond by the date.
21 Feb 2011
Carl Alan Awards 2011 - Results
Carl Alan Awards 2011
The Oscars of the World of Dance
The Carl-Alan Awards were first introduced in 1953 by Eric Morley and were named after the joint Chairmen of Mecca Carl Heimann and Alan Fairley.
The International Dance Teachers' Association was proud to present the 2011 Carl Alan Awards on Sunday 6th February in conjunction with the IDTA President’s Dinner and Dance.
Please see the attached file for the complete list of winners.
The IDTA is keen to share the following statement from the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET),
"Dance teachers nationwide will be pleased to learn that the CDET and PRS for Music have convened a joint working group to address and simplify the process of music licensing for those using recorded music in the teaching of dance. Concerns had been shared with PRS for Music that licensing for this specific field was confusing and needed to be adapted to meet the needs of today's dance teachers."
The working group comprising representatives of PRS for Music, CDET's validated Awarding Organisations and accredited vocational schools is due to report shortly with all teachers via the IDTA and CDET websites.
IDTA members should also see the members’ section of the IDTA website for further information.
14 Dec 2010
ISA - Vetting and Barring Scheme
Following the Bichard Inquiry, into the Soham murders, new legislation introduced. The Government review has been completed and details are available on the ISA website. It is important that anyone working with children (under 18 years) and / or vulnerable adults is familiar with this current legislation.
Further information is available via the members' section of the IDTA website, select the "General" option and "Criminal Records Bureau and ISA Vetting and Barring Scheme", Regular updates will be printed in Dance International and included on the members' section of the website.
Information can be obtained direct from the ISA website www.isa-gov.org.uk and from you can also contact DDC Ltd who operate the IDTA's CRB checks, please follow the links on the members section or use the link below to go to the IDTA page on DDC Ltd's site www.ddc.uk.net/IDTA
15 Mar 2010
The first step to becoming a Zumba Instructor is to attend one of the Zumba Workshops. To see the dates and locations of upcoming Zumba Workshops you can visit the Workshops page of www.Zumba.com or on my website www.zumbauk.co.uk . There are no pre-requisites to becoming a Zumba Instructor, although a fitness or dance background is always a plus! Anybody 18 years or older may attend a Zumba Workshop. Certain allowances are made for younger participants.
Once you have taken the one-day Zumba Basic Workshop you are allowed to teach Zumba, use the “Zumba” name in your class title, and call yourself a Zumba Instructor. Any other use of the Zumba name or logo must be approved by the Zumba Corporate office. Zumba Fitness is a registered trademark of Zumba Fitness, LLC, which holds copyright ownership on all Zumba related material and use of name and logo. Anyone who teaches Zumba without having a current Certificate of Completion would be in violation of trademark and copyright laws.
After the Zumba workshop, you can start teaching whenever you feel ready. Every Zumba Instructor is an independent contractor so you will set up your own schedule, rates, terms, agreements, etc. with whichever facilities you choose. The Zumba Workshop will teach you about Zumba and how to teach and create Zumba routines for a Zumba class. The movement section and the included DVDs and music CD provide plenty of ideas to get you started. Zumba’s continuing education program provides a ZIN newsletter, marketing materials, choreography, music, and a network of instructors, which will also provide an enormous amount of help to get you started. Joining this program is optional. Other Zumba workshops are planning to be introduced to the UK in the New Year. These include Zumba Kids, Zumba Gold and Zumba Aqua. Zumba Basics One is a pre-requisite for all other Zumba workshops.
A Zumba certificate is valid for one year. As with any reputable occupation, a professional in any industry is expected to keep up-to-date on industry knowledge and stay fresh with their industry skills. Zumba Fitness wants its instructors to be the best in the industry and maintain a high level of expertise and proficiency. To help instructors sustain this status, Zumba Fitness provides numerous opportunities for continuing education and requires all Zumba Instructors to update their skills annually in order to renew their instructor certificate. For more information contact
Will be held on Sunday 7 February at the Lancaster London, (formerly the Royal Lancaster Hotel). The Ballroom Seminar will be held in the Nine Kings Ballroom and the Theatre Seminar in the Westbourne Suite during the day, (doors open to members from 8.45 am).
The President’s Dinner and Dance including the presentation of the Carl Alan Awards 2010 for Ballroom, Theatre and Freestyle will be held in the Nine Kings Ballroom, starting with a reception at 6.00 pm before dinner at 6.30pm.
Further details and booking information please download the Booking Form or contact IDTA Head Office.
Sky To Hold Nationwide Auditions For New Dance Series
Sky One is to trawl the UK for dancers to take part in a major new entertainment show called Just Dance.
The series is the first commission from Duncan Gray, the satellite broadcaster’s new commissioning editor for entertainment at Sky One, Sky Two and Sky Three.
Just Dance will begin with a series of nationwide auditions for dancers of all styles and sizes, which will take place in front of live audiences.
From the auditions, a panel will select dancers to take part in a series of studio shows, where they will compete for the chance to progress to the live final and be crowned champion by the viewing public.
Gray said: "Britain is a country obsessed with dancing - 4.8 million Britain’s regularly participate in dance classes and it’s the country’s fastest growing hobby. Just Dance will capture the public’s imagination and appeal to dance enthusiasts of all ages."
Executive producer Karen Smith added that the show would throw "out the rule book" and added: "Everyone can compete in the competition, irrespective of age, style or combination of dancers."
Auditions are scheduled for September 2009. A host and panel will be announced shortly.
Just Dance is being made jointly by Princess Productions and Shine TV.
26 Aug 2009
IDTA Annual Congress 2009
It was great to see so many members at the IDTA’s Annual Congress in Southport this year. We hope that you all enjoyed the event and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Reports of the IDTA Annual Congress will be printed in the Dance International magazine, including a full report on the Annual General Meeting.
President 2009-2010, Richard Hopkins
President Elect 2009-2010, Dawn Parker
The IDTA’s new President for 2009-2010, Richard Hopkins was delighted to welcome the Associations new President Elect, Dawn Parker; IDTA Financial Director, George Coad; the newly elected Board of Directors and Theatre Council. A complete list of all the IDTA’s committees can be found on the Members’ Section of the site.
IDTA Board of Directors 2009-2010
Standing Left to Right: Michael Sandham, Derek Tonks, Yvonne Goût, Judith Silvester, Bobbie Drakeford, Phil Diment, Dereck Brown, John Knight, Phil Winston.
Sitting Left to Right: Lynda King, Frances Clayton, Barbara Sharples, George Coad (Financial Director), Dawn Parker (President Elect), Richard Hopkins (President), Colin Donaldson (Immediate Past President), Keith Holmes (Chief Executive), Anna Jones, Jane Tumelty, Patricia Lupino Thompson.
11 Aug 2009
IDTA Showcase Gala 2009
The IDTA Showcase Gala is a biennial event. The first performance took place in 1989 at the Mermaid Theatre. The Gala gives children and teenagers the opportunity to audition for a show and if successful perform on a major theatre stage. At the same time the performers are able to help children who are less fortunate. The organisers select charities, which support children so that the performers can identify with the people they are helping. Performances have been staged at The Royalty, The Mermaid and Her Majesty’s theatres.
The proceeds from the Galas have assisted The Children’s Society, ChildLine, The Children’s Trust, Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund for Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Stars Organisation supporting action for people with cerebral palsy and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The IDTA Benevolent Fund also benefits from the Showcase Gala. Supporters of the event include; Dame Beryl Grey, Bonny Langford, Rosemary Ford, Debbie McGee, Derek Hartley, Simon Parkin, EMI, Deborah Bull.
The 2009 Showcase Gala will take place on Sunday 5 July 2009, at the Southport Theatre, Southport, in aid of CLIC Sargent ( www.clicsargent.org.uk ) and the IDTA Benevolent Fund. Tickets will be on sale from 1 May 2009 from IDTA Head Office. If you would like to advertise in the programme or make a donation to the charities, please contact Liz Murphy at IDTA Head Office, email email@example.com
2 Jun 2009
IDTA Annual Congress 2009
By IDTA President: Colin Donaldson.
The Board of Directors and I are delighted to invite members to attend the Association’s Annual Congress at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre. The refurbishment of the venue is now complete and the new Ramada Plaza Hotel, which links directly to the Convention Centre, is open.
The Congress Arrangements Committees hope that they have found the right balance for everyone attending based on your requests and recommendations and we have a full programme of lectures and workshops for members, which we hope you will find both interesting and full of ideas for your school. The programme and a booking form for all the events at Congress are enclosed with this issue of Dance International.
Congress starts at 9.00 am on Saturday 4 July with the IDTA Inventive Dance Competitions in Classical, Modern and Latin Sequence. The competitions start at 10.00 am and run throughout the day ending at approx 5.00 pm. We look forward to the competitions, which will be run by the IDTA Sequence Branch Committee. Application forms for members wishing to take part in the competitions are available from Carol or Liz at Head Office. The closing date for competition entries is 19 June.
The IDTA is delighted to announce that three new trophies will be presented, for the first time, in memory of Mrs Nancy Clarke (former President, Director and Examiner of the IDTA). In addition to the new Nancy Clarke Trophies, the IDTA is increasing the prize money for the winning dances in the Classical Sequence, Modern Sequence and Latin sections. First prize will be £200 plus £50 expenses for the winning couple. Each of the remaining finalists will also receive £50 expenses per couple. Entry forms for the competition will be available from IDTA Head Office in April 2009.
Helen Blackburn and Steven Shaw will MC the Evening Sequence Dance from 8.00 -11.00 pm and I look forward to welcoming the winners of the day’s competitions to demonstrate and lead off their winning dances, plus Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill will be attending to demonstrate during the evening.
Sunday 5 July is the first of two days of Ballroom Branch lectures in the Floral Hall, with Fringe Talks in the Lakeside Suite. The list of lectures and lecturers is long and varied and we have invited IDTA Examiners, members and professionals to Congress. We aim to find a balance of work for you and work for your school that is both informative and entertaining and assist members with their continuing professional development. Lectures start at 10.00 am on Sunday and run through to 5.00 pm in the Ballroom. Fringe lectures start at 10.30 am in the Lakeside Suite and end at 3.45 pm.
At Sunday’s Theatre Branch workshops we look forward to welcoming national and international dancers and choreographers to the floor in the new Waterfront Suite. This year the Association will be using the new conference suite in the Convention Centre for the Theatre Branch lectures. The programme has been updated to provide both teachers and performers with information on the IDTA syllabi and opportunities to perform in the workshops. Please read carefully the ticket booking form enclosed, if you have any questions please contact Carol at Head Office.
On Sunday evening the IDTA would like to invite IDTA members attending the Congress to the IDTA Showcase Gala in the Southport Theatre, featuring pupils and students from IDTA Theatre schools around the country and by special invitation, the top amateur ballroom and Latin couples in the UK.
The IDTA Showcase Gala is a biennial charity performance, previously presented at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket. Proceeds from the Showcase Gala will be presented to the selected charity, CLIC Sargent (80%) and the IDTA Benevolent Fund (20%). CLIC Sargent cares for children and young people with cancer and their families - in hospital and in the community www.clicsargent.org.uk . Tickets for the Showcase Gala evening performance will be available from IDTA Head Office from 1 May 2009.
Lectures continue in the Ballroom on Monday 6 July starting at 10.00 am and running through until 3.30 pm.
It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the Annual Dinner & Dance on the evening of Monday 6 July. This is always a very special occasion with the opportunity to meet old and new friends. With dancing to Todd Miller with the Joe Loss Orchestra & Singing Stars, plus a Latin demonstration by Zoran Plohl & Tatsiana Lahvinovich (Croatia) and a Ballroom demonstration by Paulo Bosco & Silvia Pitton (Italy) and a Street Dance demonstration by Sadie Flower’s “SuFuze”.
The final morning of Congress is the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 7 July in the Floral Hall ballroom of the Convention Centre. Doors open at 9.00 am for registration and the meeting starts promptly at 10.00 am. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time as no one may enter the hall once the AGM has started at 10.00 am sharp. Chairing the AGM will be my last duty as President of the IDTA before I hand over to our President-Elect, Richard Hopkins. I hope that you can attend to take part in the election of the Board of Directors and the Theatre Council and take an active part in the running of the IDTA. I look forward to welcoming you all to the Annual Congress. If you have any questions please contact Carol or Liz at IDTA Head Office.
2 Jun 2009
IDTA Showcase Gala 2009
Direct from the West End (normally held at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London) in aid of CLIC Sargent and the IDTA Benevolent Fund.
The President, Mr Colin Donaldson invites all IDTA Theatre Schools to become part of the 2009 Southport Congress.
The charity Showcase Gala will take place on Sunday 5th July 2009 during the IDTA Annual Congress at the superb Southport Theatre
Commencing at 7.30 pm, Doors open 7.00 pm
Tickets will be available from IDTA Head Office after 1st May 2009.
The Gala will present all dance genres including Ballroom and Latin.
Don’t miss this wonderful show.
Audition will be taking place from the beginning of 2009 until May. If your school would like to audition for the Showcase Gala, please contact your IDTA Theatre Branch Area Secretary for an audition application form and to confirm the audition date.
Proceeds from the Showcase Gala will be donated to CLIC Sargent (80%) and the IDTA Benevolent Fund (20%). CLIC Sargent cares for children and young people with cancer and their families - in hospital and in the community www.clicsargent.org.uk.
For further information on the Showcase Gala contact: Janet Terry, IDTA Showcase Gala Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donations will be gratefully received from members attending Annual Congress and the Showcase Gala.
We would ask our members to please note, that from 1st January 2009, new report forms and timetable/result sheets will be introduced for the majority of the Ballroom Branch examinations (Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Freestyle etc….). Please see the members’ section (examination forms) and recent issues of the Dance International magazine for further details.
Members applying for an examination session to be conducted after 1st January 2009 will be issued with a copy of the IDTA Examination Code Book and all the relevant new report forms and timetable/result sheets.
If you have any queries or any comments to make, please contact Elaine Holden at head office.
10 Nov 2008
New Website Launched
Welcome to the new IDTA website. Each page has be reviewed, restyled and revised. We aim to bring you up to date information and regular news bulletins.
The Members’ Section has been modernised with the emphasis on providing current information that all IDTA members need, including the option to download request forms and professional application forms and if you have any questions please use the contact form.
In September we will launch the completely redeveloped the International Sales shop, with a new layout, clear pictures and detailed description of all our stock and there is a new payment system using PayPal.
30 Jul 2008
IDTA Annual Congress 2008
It was great to see so many members at the IDTA’s Annual Congress in Southport this year. We hope that you all enjoyed the event and we look forward to welcoming you back next year, when all the redevelopment work at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre will be complete, including the new hotel which links directly to the conference facilities. Reports of the IDTA Annual Congress will be printed in the Dance International magazine, including a full report on the Annual General Meeting.
IDTA President 2008-2009, Colin Donaldson
IDTA President Elect 2008-2009, Richard Hopkins
The IDTA’s new President for 2008-2009, Colin Donaldson was delighted to welcome the Associations new President Elect, Richard Hopkins; IDTA Financial Director, George Coad; the newly elected Board of Directors and Theatre Council. A complete list of all the IDTA’s committees can be found on the Members’ Section of the site.
IDTA Board of Directors 2008-2009
Standing Left to Right: John Knight, Michael Sandham, Derek Tonks, Frances Clayton, Judith Silvester, Lynda King, Philip Diment, Dereck Brown, Phil Winston
Sitting Left to Right: Dawn Parker, Patricia Lupino Thompson, Bobbie Drakeford, George Coad (Financial Director), Richard Hopkins (President Elect) Colin Donaldson (President), Anna Jones (Immediate Past President), Jane Tumelty, Yvonne Goût, Barbara Sharples.