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I am having difficulty viewing the website, what should I do?

The Dance Register website is designed to be viewed by all computers. It will however work best with a minimum resolution of 1024x768 pixels or above, so if it isn't displaying well it would be worth checking your screen setting


I need help in using The Dance Register, who can I call?

If you are a member of the public and are having difficulty using the search function please contact DTAP and we will be happy to help

If you are a member of The Dance Register and have joined through a Gateway Organisation, please contact your Gateway for help

If you are thinking of joining The Dance Register through a Gateway Organisaiton please contact your Gateway for help

If you are joining through Direct Entry please contact DTAP and we will be happy to help


How can I leave my comments about The Dance Register?

DTAP conducts occassional user satisfaction surveys on this website. We are keen to hear from you at any time with your thoughts on The Dance Register - please email info@dtap.org.uk to leave your comments, or telephone 020 7557 4301 and a member of our team would be happy to speak with you.


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Questions about Searching

I need help using The Dance Register - who should I contact?

If you have any questions or need help using The Dance Register please contact DTAP


Who created The Dance Register?

The Dance Register is a new initiative, launched in March 2013 by the Dance Training & Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) - a consortium of leading dance development agencies committed to building capacity and removing barriers to participation in dance. Click here for more information about DTAP's other work programmes and to find out who is involved.


Why has it been developed?

The Dance Register has been set-up by the Dance Training & Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) to help dance employers and members of the public find suitably qualified and/or experienced dance teachers in their area. The Dance Register is a UK-wide directory of dance teachers who have passed a set of Minimum Entry Requirements and signed up to a Code of Professional Conduct - providing quality assurance for dance employers and dance students. 

The Dance Register was established following significant research and consultation by DTAP (2009 - 11), which demonstrated:

• That a system providing recognition for dance teachers and leaders who offer a certain level of quality and care to dance employers and participants is needed
• That there is great support amongst dance teachers for a UK-wide register of dance teachers (75% of dance teachers consulted said they would want to join)
• That there is strong support for greater regulation of dance teaching in the UK, both as a way of raising the status of dance teaching, and providing quality indicators for dance employers
 

Why should I use The Dance Register?

All 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 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.


What are the Minimum Entry Requirements?

In order to join The Dance Register, a dance teacher must meet all of The Dance Register Minimum Entry Requirements. Put simply, the Entry Requirements are the minimum a dance professional should have in place to demonstrate best practice as a dance teacher.

A dance teacher will need to 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 Scheme Check carried out within the last 2-years and are prepared to share it (please note that enhanced CRB Checks carried out within the last 2-years will be accepted for 2013 entry)
  • They are committed to including their level of experience and/or qualifications as part of their Dance Register profile
  • They are committed to ongoing training and continuous professional  development (CPD)
  • They have a Health & Safety Policy in place and could evidence this if needed

A dance professional must also tell us whether they have completed basic first aid training within the last 2-years, and must sign up to The Dance Register Code of Professional Conduct.


Why are teacher contact details included on some teacher profiles, and not on others?

Due to data protection, the default position for all teacher profiles on The Dance Register is that no contact information is included on a profile. However, due to the fact that some teachers feel strongly that they would like their contact details displayed because The Dance Register is a promotional tool for them, there is an opt-in, where a teacher can specifically opt to include their contact details on a profile – as they might in a business directly listing or something similar. Direct contact details are only displayed if a teacher has specifically confirmed that they want to include them, via the opt in facility. The default is that their contact details are not on display, and members of the public contact teachers via an online enquiry form.


I am a dance employer - do the Minimum Entry Requirements mean I don't have to carry out checks before employing a teacher from The Dance Register?

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.


What are Gatewaty Organisations?

Gateway Organsations are existing dance industry membership organisations that work with DTAP to manage entry onto The Dance Register.  The current Gateway Organisations are:

  • Council for Dance Education & Training
  • Dance UK
  • Exercise Movement & Dance Partnership
  • Foundation for Community Dance

All Gateway Organisations are different, and manage their "offer" for The Dance Register in different ways - some include membership of The Dance Register within their wider membership package, others offer it as a separate benefit which they help their members to access.


What is DTAP?

The Dance Training & Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) is a consortium of leading dance development agencies committed to building capacity and removing barriers to participation in dance. DTAP launched The Dance Register in March 2013. Click here for more information about DTAP's other work programmes and to find out who is involved.


Questions about Joining

What are the Gateway Organisations?

Gateway Organsations are existing membership organisations for dance professionals that work with DTAP to manage entry onto The Dance Register. All Gateway Organisations are different, and manage their "offer" for The Dance Register in different ways - some include membership of The Dance Register within their wider membership package, others offer it as a separate benefit, which they help their members to access. Either way, if you are a member (or are interested in becoming a member) of one of the Gateway Organisations, you should talk to them about joining The Dance Register because Gateway Organisations are able to offer Dance Register membership at the reduced price of £15 per year. The current Dance Register Gateway Organisations are Council for Dance Education & Training (CDET), Dance UK, Exercise, Movement & Dance Partnership (EMDP) and the Foundation for Community Dance (FCD).


How much does it cost to join via Direct Entry?

If you do not want to become a member of one of the Gateway Organisations and want to join The Dance Register directly, you should complete our online application form. CDET manage Direct Entry to The Dance Register and will contact you to discuss your application, once it has been submitted. Direct Entry to The Dance Register costs £40 per year.


If I decide to join The Dance Register how long will the application process take? 

We aim to process any new application to The Dance Register within 28 days of receipt. If you have not heard from DTAP or your Gateway Organisation within 28 days of submitting your application, please contact us.


What are the benefits of joining The Dance Register? 

The Dance Register is a great tool for dance teachers and leaders to:

  • Show dance employers and the public you are committed to best practice: by joining The Dance Register you are signing up to the Code of Professional Conduct and must pass The Dance Register Minimum Entry Requirements, which together provide quality assurance for dance employers and potential dance students
  • Build your reputation as a dance teacher and attract new dance students: The Dance Register is a free to search one-stop-shop website for members of the public and dance employers looking for high-quality dance teachers in the UK. You can showcase your work using a dedicated online profile, which includes details of your qualifications, experience, dance styles, and the age groups you teach. 

The Dance Register also:

  • Provides up-to-date dance industry wide information: through our Latest News, Twitter and Facebook feeds
  • Provides a context for your work: Joining The Dance Register will give you access to the largest searchable database of dance teachers in the UK for networking, discussion and debate

How long does my membership last? 

Membership runs for 1 year from your date of acceptance onto The Dance Register


How do I renew my membership? 

You will automatically receive an email from us 1 month before your membership of The Dance Register falls due for renewal. You must then either contact your Gateway Organisation or CDET if you entered via Direct Entry, to complete your membership renewal.


I am a dance teacher and want to join The Dance Register, but am concerned that I might not be able to meet all of The Dance Register Minimum Entry Requirements at the moment. What should I do?

If you want to join The Dance Register but cannot fulfil all of the Minimum Entry Requirements at the moment, please contact DTAP or one of the Gateway Organisations, who will be able to provide advice on how to meet the Minimum Entry Requirements. You can also visit the Useful Information page on this website for a range of resources/links designed to help you meet the Minimum Entry Requirements.


Why are teacher contact details included on some teacher profiles, and not on others?

Due to data protection, the default position for all teacher profiles on The Dance Register is that no contact information is included on a profile. However, due to the fact that some teachers feel strongly that they would like their contact details displayed because The Dance Register is a promotional tool for them, there is an opt-in, where a teacher can specifically opt to include their contact details on a profile – as they might in a business directly listing or something similar. Direct contact details are only displayed if a teacher has specifically confirmed that they want to include them, via the opt in facility. The default is that their contact details are not on display, and members of the public contact teachers via an online enquiry form.


I want to talk to someone about The Dance Register

If you have any questions or require any further information about The Dance Register please contact DTAP or one of the Gateway Organisations, who will be happy to help.


What is DTAP?

The Dance Training & Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) is a consortium of leading dance development agencies committed to building capacity and removing barriers to participation in dance. DTAP launched The Dance Register in March 2013. Click here for more information about DTAP's other work programmes and to find out who is involved.


I am an exercise professional looking to join an online register, but am not sure that The Dance Register is right for me, what should I do?

If you are an exercise professional and having looked at our website, are not sure that The Dance Register is for you, the best thing would be to contact the REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals). Visit www.exerciseregister.org for more information


Questions from Members

How do I login to my online profile?

Click on "Member Login" on The Dance Register homepage. Then enter your email address and password to gain access to your online profile.


I have forgotten my password and cannot login to my profile. What should I do?

If you have forgotten your password use the "Forgotten Your Password?" function in the Member Login area.  Once you have entered your email address and clicked "Resend Password" you will receive an email with a new automatically generated password.


How many business addresses can I include in my profile?

You can include as many business addresses in your profile as apply to you, by using the "Add Another Business Address" function. If you work in more than one location, it is important that you include details in your profile so that you are found in postcode searches for everywhere you teach.

Remember that your business details will only be displayed on your public profile if you specifically "opt in" to them being displayed - otherwise searchers will contact you using the online enquiry form.


What do the acronmys mean in the list of Awarding Organisations included in the "Teaching Qualifications" section?

Click here for the list of Awarding Organisations with full names included


Where should I include Higher Education qualifications (eg. dance degree)?

You should include details of all other qualifications in the "Recent Training/CPD/Other Qualifications" section of your profile. You might also like to highlight any key achievements in your "Professional Experience" section.


How do I link from my profile to other social media sites?

In the "Professional Memberships" section of your online profile, there is an area for including links to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube.  The easiest way to link to your page on one of the sites is to copy and paste the URL for your page on the social media site, into the data field included in your Dance Register profile.  Make sure you include the FULL link to your profile on Facebook/Twitter etc though, as follows:

https://www.facebook.com/thedanceregister

If you do not include the full URL, an error message will appear when a searcher tries to click on the link.


How many images can I upload to my profile?

You can upload a maximum of 6 images to your online profile


How long does my membership last? 

Membership runs for 1 year from your date of acceptance onto The Dance Register


How do I renew my membership? 

You will automatically receive an email from us 1 month before your membership of The Dance Register falls due for renewal. You must then either contact your Gateway Organisation or CDET if you entered via Direct Entry, to complete your membership renewal.


Links

A range of useful links are included in alphabetical order below:

 

Akademi

Arts Awards

Arts Council England

Arts Council of Wales

Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD)

Big Dance

British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD)

British Ballet Organization (BBO)

British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA)

Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET)

Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative Scotland

Dance4

Dancers Career Development

Dance City

Dance Digital

Dance East

Dance HE (previously SCODHE)

Dance House

Dance UK

Dance Umbrella

DanceXchange

DEDA

Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

Department for Education (DfE)

East London Dance (ELD)

Equity

Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP)

Fit Pro

Foundation for Community Dance (FCD)

Graded Qualifications Alliance (GQAL)

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI)

National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD)

National Dance Company Wales

National Dance Network (NDN)

National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA)

Pavillion Dance / Dance South West

Professional Teachers of Dancing (PTD)

REPs

Rockschool (Performing Arts Awards)

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

ROH2

Russian Ballet Society (RBS)

Sadler's Wells

Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA)

Skills Active

South Asian Dance Alliance (SADAA)

South East Dance

Spanish Dance Society (SDS)

Sport England

Sport and Recreation Alliance

State of Emergency

Swindon Dance

Trinity College London (TCL)

Trinity Laban

UK Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts (UKA)

United Teachers of Dance (UTD)

Woking Dance Festival

Yorkshire Dance

Youth Dance England (YDE)