The National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) is the subject association for dance in schools, shaping national policy.

A membership organisation led by teachers and dance educators who work to ensure that all young people in the UK have equal access to a high quality dance education.

We actively work with a range of physical education and arts organisations, government departments and statutory bodies to promote high quality learning and teaching in dance and help to shape national policy related to dance in schools.

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The NDTA, the subject association for dance, is offering primary schools exceptional training and resources to teach dance from Reception to Year 6.

The courses are run by expert trainers and supported by resources based on Complete Guide to Primary Dance, Lyn Paine.

Training can be bought by a school, cluster of schools, chains and school/local partnerships.

National Primary Dance courses have been delivered in many areas of England and are very well received by teachers and senior managers.

We are offering training for teachers to improve subject knowledge and confidence to build a high quality and sustainable programme of dance in schools.

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Celebrating the past and shaping the future: Championing dance in schools

The NDTA Annual Conference will be held at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance on Saturday 28 November. More information to follow shortly.

Celebrating the past - the NDTA wants to hear from you!

In your view, what was key in the development of dance education in schools and beyond in the last 25 years?                                                                             



Resource material and ideas for dance lessons. News, reviews and features. Up to date information on the latest developments in dance education. A forum for interests and opinions. Advice on best practice.



Have a question about dance in education, not sure who to ask? Working in a school and need support? The NDTA helps our members by disseminating information and advice, as well as links to other dance organisations.



Access to high quality professional CPD & training opportunities and other events. Annual conference providing a day of stimulating professional development to support and inspire dance teachers and dance artists at all levels.


Recent News

NDTA Conference Call for Presentations: Making a difference to dance education through research

In collaboration with DanceHE Championing dance in schools: celebrating the past and shaping the future will again feature research by and for dance teachers building on the very successful research sessions within the last three NDTA conferences.

NDTA and partners announce new Chair for merger in 2016

ADAD (Association of Dance of the African Diaspora), Dance UK, NDTA (National Dance Teachers Association) and YDE (Youth Dance England) today announce the appointment of Sue Wyatt as Chair Designate of a major new dance organisation that will succeed the current four partners in April 2016.

English Folk Dance and Song Society announces new creative artist residencies

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has revealed the four recipients of its 2015/16 round of Creative Artist Residencies. The chosen projects were selected from the largest ever field of applications received by EFDSS.


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