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Teachers Bursary Scheme

Our teacher training bursary scheme benefits those wishing to become, or progress as a Society trained teacher in any genre. Over £70,000 a year is allocated to provide support where finance may be a barrier, for teaching qualifications or to take part in courses, to ensure that dance teachers can invest in their own development and progress with their teaching journey. To date, the scheme has financially supported the training of over 70 teachers from countries across the globe, including the USA, Italy, South Africa, the UAE and the UK.


The scheme is available under three categories:

  • Initial Teacher Training Bursary (Diploma in Dance Education and Dancesport Associate) up to £5,000 available
  • Higher Teacher Training Bursary (Diploma in Dance Education) up to £2,000 available
  • 2021 Online CPD Courses Bursary for Society Members
    In place of Travel Bursary for International Members for 2021

    1.1 Up to £225 for a maximum of 5 online courses
    1.2 Up to £180 for a maximum of 4 online courses
    1.3 Up to £150 for a maximum of 3 online courses

Applications will open 12pm GMT 17 March 2022 and will close 12pm GMT 12 May 2022.

To apply 

Applications are currently closed. Further information regarding criteria and eligibility to apply as well as the details about the application form and process can be found in the guidance notes below.

More information

Applications for all three categories open for approximately 8 weeks in the spring of each year. If low application numbers are received under a certain category in the spring, applications may open again in the autumn; details of which will be updated on this page.

Exact opening dates vary each year and are published on this web page.

Download guidance notes


"The bursary meant that I was able to travel to the UK from South Africa to attend training and learn from the very best. Without that help, I do not believe I would have gained the confidence and knowledge to comfortably take a licentiate examination"

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Travel Bursary for International Members Bursary recipient