Getting Started

With over 30 years of teaching experience and a 100% pass rate, we pride ourselves on training teachers to the highest standards. 

Our expert teaching team will guide you on your journey to becoming a fully accredited IDTA Ballet teacher, opening up opportunities to teach dancing in the UK and around the world.

The IDTA Ballet Level 4 Diploma is one of the most important qualifications to hold in the world of dance, allowing you to work with schools and youth groups, teach workshops, and even open your own successful dance school.

Our IDTA Level 3 & 4 Online Ballet Course is proving very popular. Our courses are online giving you the freedom to study as and when you so wish.
The course consists of a detailed comprehensive theory section including supportive videos to aid you in your practical work. Contact is established throughout via a closed FaceBook page and intense practical study days via Zoom these are scheduled once a month always on a Sunday as part of the program. We have an active closed FaceBook page dedicated to our students, a place where you can ask questions and feel comfortable discussing you’re training with us. We also have our teachers WhatsApp page available to send in videos and get feed back from your teachers.
The online course is straightforward and flexible, giving you the perfect way to manage the required study in and around any lifestyle. The course is taken over 4 terms.

Training with us has got a whole lot easier and more accessible.
Our courses are broken down into the Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma, making your study and development as easy and manageable as possible – and with flexible payment options, this course is perfect for anyone looking to start their career as a qualified dance teacher!

Level 3 is for teaching assistants and can be taken as young as 16 years. This is a great way to get a qualification under your belt and also to start working towards the L4.
We ask that anyone wishing to train with us for the Level 3 is 16 at the time of their exam. Even though there are no pre-requisites for this qualification we ask that you have a strong background in Ballet.
After successfully completing Level 3, candidates will be able to assist or teach in classes up to the module grades under the supervision of a fully qualified teacher. This does not make them qualified IDTA teachers.

We ask that anyone wishing to train with us for the Level 4 is 18 years and above (there is no upper age limit) with a strong dance background and has one of the following:-

Holds the IDTA Level 3 Diploma
Passed the Intermediate grade examination in IDTA, ISTD or RAD
Completed a 2/3 year performing arts course.
Holds a Dance Degree.
Entry without the Intermediate Ballet grade should be discussed with us before application onto our courses.

What does the course include?
The Level 3 and Level 4 course is taught over four terms. Two terms for Level 3 and two terms for Level 4.
For the Level 3 exam you will need to have full knowledge of the following grades:- Preparatory through to Grade 5 inclusive. Understand the concept of teaching each grade, how exercises build-up through the grades, and have the knowledge on how to correct faults.
Alongside the practical work there is a workbook and teaching logs that need to be completed and presented to the examiner on the day of your examination.

The Level 4 exam consists of the following:
Unit One is the online theory set by IDTA this has to be passed before you can be entered in for your Unit Two and Three – This is completed by Term 3, you will be studying the practical side of your diploma alongside working on the Unit One.

Unit Two is the Intermediate syllabus work which is studied during terms 3 and 4 this is where you will learn to have full knowledge of the grade, how you would teach individual exercises, make up appropriate exercises, and have a full understanding of the grade.

Unit Three is a class test where you will teach 2/4 students in front of the examiner, you may choose which grade you are teaching these are either grade 2, grade 3, grade 4 or grade 5. The examiner will let you know on the day what is they wish you to teach. The use of your own music is required you do not use the set IDTA syllabus music.

Syllabus Topics

  • Learning and understanding the set syllabus work from Preparatory to Intermediate inclusive
  • Completing the workbook and teaching logs for Level 3
  • Completing the Unit One paperwork
  • Corrections, faults and teaching methods for all the grade work
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Choreography ideas
  • How to structure and teach a class
  • Teaching and lesson plans
  • How to build a healthy successful business
  • Insurance, Licenses & DBS checks
  • Child protection policies and procedures
  • Importance of exercise and nutrition

IDTA Anatomy & Physiology Diploma
This is a multiple-choice examination and is now NOT compulsory by IDTA. If you do wish to take this examination as an extra qualification there will be an additional cost for this exam. Prices are subject to change with IDTA.

The theory and practical side of your coursework will be constantly monitored and evaluated to ensure that you are maintaining the correct standards required by IDTA, for each grade of this course UDC will determine whether you need extra tuition and guidance. If after receiving the additional help you are still not meeting the requirements set by IDTA for the Level 3 & 4 Ballet Course, and are falling behind significantly due to incomplete work, UDC reserve the right to decide if it is deemed fit to remove you from the course or not enter you for the said exams. At this stage, no refund will be offered.

Should you wish to withdraw from the course
If you feel you wish to withdraw from our course before your exam and you have paid in full we will continue your training with no extra cost should you return back to us within 3 months. If you return after that timescale and wish to refresh there will be a £40.00 fee for every Zoom training session you attend.