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How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming an Approved Dance Centre, please email pqmanager@istd.org for an application pack.

Once you are ready to apply, please send the following documents by email:

  • Approved Dance Centre Application Form- fully completed, signed and dated
  • Approved Tutor Application Form(s)
  • Policy Documents
  • Photographs of studios, changing rooms and toilet facilities
  • A copy of a valid Public Liability Insurance Certificate.

There is a non-refundable application fee of £300 which must be paid within 7 days of submitting your application.  Application fee can be paid by bank transfer or we could send you a payment link to pay online.  

All applications will be acknowledged in writing. The Society may request further information during the review stage.

What happens next?

You may be asked to provide further information throughout the approval process. It may take up to eight weeks to complete and confirm an outcome.  

As the qualifications are genre-specific, approval is granted based on the genres the Approved Tutors are approved to deliver. Approved Dance Centres are required to deliver the Qualification in its full entirety which means learners should be able to complete all 5 units at the ADC.  

If successful at the first stage of the approval process, your Centre will be selected for inspection. Shortly after the inspection meeting, the review of your application is almost complete.  The confirmation of approval/rejection will be notified in writing alongside a detailed ADC Feedback Report. 

On receipt of the approval confirmation, new ADCs can start to register student teachers for the DDE in the ADC’s approved genre(s).  The delivery of the qualifications may commence once Approved Tutor(s) completed their mandatory tutor training. No training or assessment of student teachers must take place before this time.

You can download our list of Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) Assessment Fees below.

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