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Useful links on careers and health in dance

Become an Associate

Scottish Ballet's acclaimed Associate Programme, identifies young dancers with the greatest potential to become professional ballet dancers and provides a supportive and challenging environment in which to begin their training. Entry to the scheme is by annual audition only.

Dance UK

Dance UK runs the Healthier Dancer programme promoting good practice and research to support dancers.


Foundation for Community Dance

The Foundation for Community Dance is the professional organisation for anyone involved in creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance.


The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET)

  • accredits professional training programmes in vocational dance and musical theatre schools
  • validates the qualifications of Dance Awarding Organisations
  • awards a mark of recognition, Recognised Schools, to dance and musical theatre schools and teachers working with students under the age of sixteen that can provide evidence to demonstrate compliance with nine basic standards of professional practice including CDET’s
    Code of Practice.
British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

BAPAM delivers specialist advice for performers and teachers, holds a database of registered practitioners and programs regular education events.

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

The RSAMD is Scotland’s conservatoire for dance, drama and music and home of the new Scottish Ballet BA Honours in Modern Ballet.

Dance examination boards and training organisations
Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance has a large number of registered dance teacher in the UK and abroad. The Scottish Ballet Associates and the BA Modern Ballet students follow this syllabus.


International dance teachers association

A leading dance association, offering many types of dance training.


Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

The ISTD's chief objective is "to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms.” To achieve this, the ISTD works in four main ways:

• to promote knowledge of dance

• to maintain and improve teaching standards

• to qualify, by examination, teachers of dancing in the ISTD's specialist techniques taught by our 10,000 members in schools of dancing throughout the world

• to provide, through its syllabi, techniques upon which to train dancers for the profession.


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