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

Dance Teacher Training Courses at NLPAC


Level 4

This qualification is the initial 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. Students must be able to perform at Intermediate level in the genre they wish to study.


We offer this qualification as a two year course of study. Our next course starts in September 2017.

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This two year course is offered on a  part-time basis

We are now taking applications for courses starting in Setember 2017.




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

Tap Tutor - Antonio Barone FISTD


Please send applications to

Deborah Hoskins

or contact for more information.

Funding -

Students often self-fund their studies by working and teaching alongside.

It is possible to seek loans to fund the course.


This Course is registered with the Skills Funding Agency who are responsible for administering the Professional and Career Development Loans.

Click here for more details.