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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which a teacher furthers their teaching practice through dance-related activities. From attending courses and events to independent learning (e.g. reading and journalling), continuing professional development can come in many forms.

Why is CPD so important?

Continuing Professional Development has a direct impact on the success of your business, keeping it current and vibrant and assisting your learners in staying creative, motivated and inspired.

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2022 and beyond

Check what we've got planned for the year, and put the dates for our online and in-person courses in your diary.

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Funding your CPD


Our bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to dance teachers who need it most. Find out more about what funding opportunities we have in place to help you access the skills to progress in your career.

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Our Lead Lecturers

Get to know the expert Lead Lecturers who run our Continued Professional Development courses.

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Events and Courses

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Online courses

Building your business

Join the Education and Training team in our final free session, designed help you build your business and upskill...

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Online

Thursday 18 Aug

Online courses

Online: Summer Programme

Join the Education and Training team for the annual Teachers’ Summer programme of Continuing Professional Development.

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Online

Friday 19 Aug

Competitions

DFR Area Competitions

Regional competitions for Disco, Freestyle and Rock 'n' Roll dancers.

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Various

Sunday 11 Sep

Workshops

Dance Exchange 2022

All dance teachers can network, expand their knowledge and learn something new at this in person day of dance....

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The Elgiva Theatre, St Marys Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR

Sunday 18 Sep

Webinars

Membership Matters: In conversation with Lucy McCrudden (Dance Mama)

Join speaker Lucy McCrudden in this session focusing on how to support parents working within the dance sector.

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Online

Thursday 22 Sep

Online courses

Online: September and October CPD

Join the Education and Training Team in September and October for online CPD.

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Online

Friday 23 Sep

Workshops

Day of Dance

Join us at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick for a cross-genre day of classes and more.

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ArtsEd, 14 Bath Road, Chiswick London W4 1LY

Sunday 30 Oct

Workshops

Tap Fest 2022

A full day of Tap Dance! Teachers and students from across the UK can join us in Preston for...

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Preston College, St Vincents Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8UR

Sunday 6 Nov

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