Teacher Training

New London Performing Arts Centre is accredited and approved to offer professional Dance teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).



Level 4 qualification

This qualification is the initial dance teacher training giving the learner the full DDE qualification and allows them to apply for full membership of the ISTD.

This route is suitable for those students who wish to teach ISTD syllabus in TAP, IMPERIAL CLASSICAL BALLET or MODERN THEATRE in private dance schools or for those who would like to set up their own dance school or classes.

Gaining this level 4 qualification allows learners to enter children for examinations under full ISTD membership. Students can study this course from the age of 17 (in year 1. Students must be able to perform at Intermediate level in the genre they wish to study.

This qualification is offered as a two year, part-time course of study. Can be completed sooner if students have completed any units previously or have qualifications which exempt them from certain units. 

The next course starts September 2021. This two year course is offered on a part-time basis.

Please contact Susan James  – nlpacdde@btinternet.com for more information and to apply.

Course Tutors: 

Head Tutor – Susan James BPhil, PGCE, RAD RTS, AISTD

Tap Tutor – Antonio Barone FISTD

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