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Who are the National Association of Teachers of Dancing?

The National Association of Teachers of Dancing is a company limited by guarantee. Its Articles of Association control it and a Rule Book has been framed within those articles. A full-time secretary and staff under the direction of the President and the Council of Management administer the Association. The latter are all democratically elected for a limited term of office but may offer themselves for re-election.

Professional examinations are available in all branches. Each of these has a syllabus of graded examinations and medal tests which can eventually lead to professional standards. Each branch is controlled, under the jurisdiction of the Council, by a technical sub-committee, which is re-elected at the biennial Examiners Meetings; Ballroom alternating annually with Theatrical. The Theatrical workshops are held in the Midlands, North and the South.

The Association produces a magazine twice a year, issued free to all its members. This updates them on forthcoming events, syllabus revisions, and Head Office information. It also includes stimulating, sometimes provocative, articles and general comment on the dance business and dance trends.

A number of technical publications are available from head office. The Association is truly international with a worldwide membership in 26 countries. Examiners regularly travel as far afield as Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The National is a member of and has representatives on the following bodies:-

  • British Dance Council
  • Sports and Recreation Alliance
  • Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre