Council for Dance Education and Training

Organisations Old Brewer's Yard, 17-19 Neal Street, Covent Garden
Tel: 020 7240 5703

The Council for Dance Education & Training

  • accredits professional training programmes in vocational dance and musical theatre schools
  • validates the qualifications of Dance Awarding Organisations
  • recognises, by means of its Recognised Awards scheme, dance and performing arts schools and teachers working with students under the age of sixteen that can demonstrate compliance to the Council’s standards of professional practice
  • offers a comprehensive and free information service, Answers for Dancers to students, parents, teachers, dance artists and employers on all aspects of dance education and training
  • holds the CDET searchable database containing the details of Recognised Schools and dance teachers belonging to one or more of CDET’s Validated Awarding Organisations or Corporate Members.

In 1979, alarmed at the claims of many so-called vocational dance and musical theatre schools and at the indifferent quality of much of what passed for dance education and training, a number of eminent dance artists met representatives of the leading dance and performing arts organisations. What emerged from those discussions was the Council for Dance Education and Training, known universally as CDET.

Over the years CDET has established itself as the quality assurance body of the dance and musical theatre industries. It has become the first point of contact for students and others seeking information on the quality of education and training in the United Kingdom and negotiates with government agencies in this country and overseas to ensure the accredited private dance and musical theatre sectors are represented vigorously and consistently at all levels of national and international decision making.

Contact Details
Old Brewer’s Yard
17-19 Neal Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9UY

Tel: 020 7240 5703
Fax: 020 7240 2547

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