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Why Use The Dance Register

The Dance Register is the first register of its kind, set-up by the Dance Training & Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) to help people from across the UK find suitably qualified and/or experienced dance teachers in their area. The Dance Register focuses on dance professionals who teach and lead dance.

All dance teachers listed on The Dance Register have completed an application process and passed a set of Minimum Entry Requirements in order to join. They have also agreed to work to The Dance Register Code of Professional Conduct, which sets out the key elements of best practice for teaching and leading dance. This means that when you choose a dance teacher from The Dance Register you can be confident that they are concerned about the quality of their teaching and leading, work within a professional framework, and adhere to widely recognised benchmarks of good dance practice. The Dance Register provides quality assurance for anyone looking for a dance teacher in the UK.


The Dance Register launched on 8 March 2013. Several hundred dance teachers are already listed on the website, but it should be noted that the database is not exhaustive and includes only those dance teachers who have already completed our application process. If you cannot find a suitable dance teacher in your area, please contact our Gateway Organisations.  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Teacher listed on The Dance Register can prove the following:

  • They are aged 18+
  • They work in the UK, have the right to work in the UK, and could evidence this if needed
  • They hold professional insurances for all dance teaching they undertake. This must include public liability insurance to a level of £5 million or above. Please note that a teacher is also eligble to join The Dance Register if they are covered by their employer(s) for all teaching they undertake – including through multiple employers. In order to join a teacher must provide proof of insurance cover from their employer(s) for all their teaching activities.
  • If working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults, they possess an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check carried out within the last 2-years and are prepared to share it (please note that existing enhanced CRB Check Certificates will be accepted for 2013 entry)
  • They are committed to including your level of experience and/or qualifications as part of their Dance Register profile
  • They are committed to ongoing training and continuous professional development
  • They have a Health & Safety Policy in place and could evidence this if needed

Alongside demonstrating that they meet these minimum entry requirements, all teachers on The Dance Register have to tell us whether they have completed basic First Aid training in the last 2-years, and must sign up to and adhere to The Dance Register’s Code of Professional Conduct

Employer Disclaimer

If you intend to employ a teacher, leader or artist listed on The Dance Register, you must undertake the recruitment process and employment checks necessary to the role you are recruiting. Do not use The Dance Register Minimum Entry Requirements as the basis for recruiting a dance teacher – DTAP will not be held liable if you decide to do so. The checks undertaken by DTAP and the Gateway Organisations as part of The Dance Register application process are for the purpose of promoting good practice. They are not and should not be seen as definitive or appropriate to full recruitment and employment protocol.