These organisations provide specialist advice, guidance, networks and professional development in dance
The National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) is the leading subject association for dance in schools. They are a membership organisation led by teachers for teachers who work to ensure that all young people in the UK have equal access to a high-quality dance education. They disseminate information and work with other organisations, thereby providing an essential network for dance teachers in schools. NDTA offers advice and guidance, as well as professional development opportunities.
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. It supports the education and training of students and teachers, and provides examinations to reward achievement.
One Dance UK is the lead industry body formed of the merger in April 2016 of four key dance organisations: Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and Youth Dance England (YDE). This new organisation was formed as a result of a three-year commissioned grant by Arts Council England to create a ground-breaking organisation, a unified “go-to” industry body for dance and dance education, recognising the demand for radical transformation of its workforce and talent support.