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For non-ISTD-qualified teachers who are actively teaching dance, and for ISTD-qualified teachers who are not currently actively teaching or submitting students for exams. Affiliate Members cannot submit students for ISTD exams.

What is the eligibility criteria?

One of the following circumstances:

  1. Affiliate membership is available to a wide range of non-ISTD-qualified teachers who actively teach dance. Any person who holds teaching qualifications with an awarding organisation that is approved by a UK regulator or associated with a regulated awarding organisation can apply for affiliate membership.  

    If the teaching qualification is from a non-regulated awarding organisation or if a teacher has comparable professional training, a CV and cover letter demonstrating such experience needs to be submitted along with or instead of a teaching qualification and it will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  2. ISTD-qualified dance teacher qualifications for a member who does not actively teach or enter students for examinations.

Member benefits

  • Use the Registered Member logo to promote your status as a member
  • Register on Find a Dance Teacher to increase your visibility and expand your business
  • Receive free Dance Magazine and keep up to date with the latest news, dance teaching tips, and hot topics. Issued three times a year (subscription worth £25 UK and EU/ International £30) 
  • Access exclusive events and a wide range of syllabus and non-syllabus training
  • Get Member discounts on CPD courses
  • Access a range of business and marketing tools and assets to help promote and grow your business
  • Use 5% discount in the Society shop (applied automatically when logged into the member area)
  • Receive discounts on advertising in Dance magazine and in the classified advertising section of the website
  • Gain access to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Vetting Scheme
  • Be part of a dance community through our online forums, get regular updates on genre-specific news, and build valuable networks. Wherever you are in the UK and across the world, we have representatives on hand - access our Regional and International representatives network.
  • Search for dance teaching jobs and schools for sale in the classified advertising section of the website.


Membership fees

Membership rates run from 1 April to 31 March but you can join us at any time throughout the year. Please note there is a one-off enrolment fee payment of £10 per application. Renewal falls on 1 April.

Affiliate Membership UK International (Including EU, excluding South Africa*)
Rate from 1 April 2024  – 31 March 2025 £107 £97

If you are joining from South Africa, please contact the membership team for fee details.

Concessionary rates are available in extenuating circumstances, please contact for more information.

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