The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) provides quality assurance for the professional dance: Council for Dance Education and Training. Old Brewer's Yard 17-19 Neal Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9UY:

Part-time Learning and Teachers

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CDET’s Recognised Awards are a set of industry-designed standards for part-time performing arts schools and teachers committed to upholding safe and professional standards of practice.

They are:

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CDET's awards enable students and parents/carers to make informed choices about the schools and teachers with whom they wish to study. For detailed descriptions of each Award, please see individual web pages. To find your nearest Recognised Award holders enter your postcode into the search box on the right hand side.

In outline, the Awards confirm that schools and teachers:

  • Have and adhere to appropriate Professional Policies and Procedures including safeguarding and health & safety
  • Hold valid Disclosure  and Barring Service (DBS) Certificates and adequate Insurance
  • Adhere to the CDET Code of Professional Conduct and Practice
  • Have the appropriate level of relevant Teaching Qualifications and/or Professional Experience

Schools and teachers holding a Recognised Award are entitled to:

  • Complementary inclusion in CDET's online national searchable database of schools and teachers 
  • Display the Recognised Award certificate at their premises or classes
  • Display CDET’s Recognised logo on marketing and promotional material
  • Access CDET's bespoke insurance scheme
  • Discounted subscriptions and purchases from partner and supporting organisations – details supplied on request
  • Purchase customised Recognised Award promotional material

If you have any questions or require assistance, please telephone 020 7240 5703 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.