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The IDTA can help you achieve your goal of becoming a dance teacher or completing further teaching qualifications in all dance forms.

Would you like to train to be an IDTA dance teacher?

The IDTA, through its member teachers, can offer training for IDTA professional dance teaching qualifications in a wide range of dance genres. You can train at your own pace with a dance teacher near you and enter for your examination when you are ready. All syllabi, technique books, set music CDs and DVDs are available from our shop.

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Do you have a dance qualification, a degree or diploma?

If you hold a dance qualification, a dance degree or diploma or an Anatomy & Physiology qualification, you may be exempt from some of the prerequisites for the IDTA professional teaching qualifications. Each case is reviewed individually. You will need to contact Head Office, providing a copy of your qualifications for review.

Already a qualified dance teacher?

The IDTA will consider applications from dance teachers who are qualified with one of the private sector dance teaching awarding organisations. Each application is considered individually. If you would like to join the IDTA, please complete the form below. You will be required to provide copies of your current qualifications. You are also required to provide two professional references who can confirm your qualifications and experience level. When your application has been accepted we will write to you and advise you of the one off entrance fee and annual subscription payable. For details of the current entrance fee and annual subscription payable please contact IDTA Head Office.

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IDTA Membership Application Form

PLEASE READ: Before you fill in the form below, please have ready the following:
Scanned versions of any current association membership cards and certificates. If you don't have them we'll contact you directly once we receive your application.


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Your name

Teaching name if different

Correspondence address

Contact details

Prior qualifications / accreditations

Please upload photocopies of current association membership card
Upload photocopies of certificates and / or reports. (Save all files in one folder and select multiple files to upload all at once. You will not be able to upload one at a time. Please ensure files are pdf or jpg file formats.)


If you are joining the IDTA from another professional association you must also include contact details for two references to confirm your qualification level and experience. Without two references, the application will be rejected.


Otherwise leave this section blank.

By submitting this application form, I agree that if my membership application is approved I will abide by IDTA regulations and ensure I obtain suitable training in the IDTA dance examination syllabi and technique.

IDTA members – renew membership here

The IDTA Annual membership subscription is due on the 1st of January each year. Renewal notices are circulated to members with the Dance International magazine. Subscription renewals can be paid by direct debit or via the online payment system, by cheque or over the phone. Members who have not renewed their annual subscription by 28th February will be lapsed and contacted by post.

Renew your membership and download a direct debit mandate using the form below.

Has your membership lapsed? 

If your membership has lapsed, please complete the form below and the IDTA Accounts Department will contact you regarding your subscription and any reinstatement fees.

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Renew Membership Form


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Your name

Teaching name if different

Correspondence address

Contact details

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Your payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card, Paypal or bank transfer. Future payments can be made by direct debit. An email will be sent to you giving full details