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What is an Approved Dance Centre?

Approved Dance Centres are vocational colleges and independent schools that have been verified by the Society and regulators to deliver our regulated teaching qualifications. The Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) can only be delivered by a Society Approved Dance Centre (ADC).

Prospective ADCs must have a proposed tutor(s) in place who hold the requisite qualifications and experience. If you are interested in becoming an Approved Dance Centre to deliver the Level 4 DDE, please note that your Centre’s approval is granted once all criteria have been met, and proposed Approved Tutors have attended the relevant tutor training. Until approval is granted the delivery of the qualifications may not commence.


With courses offered on a full-time as well as a part-time basis, there are plenty of flexible study options to suit individual needs. The approval process ensures that the prospective institution has:

    • the ability to provide an appropriate educational experience for learner teachers
    • suitably qualified and experienced teaching staff
    • appropriate mechanisms of governance and administrative procedures
    • effective quality assurance
    • robust health and safety, complaints, and appeals mechanisms
    • appropriate physical facilities with Wi-Fi (i.e. studio size, flooring, lighting, internet access)
    • staff training procedures for assessment.

How does my School become an Approved Dance Centre?

All ADCs go through a regulated approval process to meet the highest industry standards. Becoming an ADC assures student teachers wishing to gain our Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) that their teaching techniques and facilities are appropriate and up to date, and their teachers suitably trained and qualified. You can learn more about becoming an Approved Dance Centre here.


Our Approved Dance Centres

Find support in our Approved Dance Centre Handbook and browse our list of ADCs.

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