about the IDTA

Founded in 1903, the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA) is a professional association cum dance examination board based in England.  Operating internationally, it is represented by more than 6,000 members in 55 countries. It is an Ofqual recognised qualifications award body, affiliated to the Council for Dance Education and Training, Central Council of Physical Recreation, and Theatre Dance Council International.  Its qualifications are well recognised and valued by professional bodies worldwide.  Some notable persons associated with IDTA include Karen and Marcus Hilton, MBE (9 times world professional ballroom champions), Jukka Haapalainen and Sirpa Suutari-Jääskö (4 times British open-to-the-world latin champions), the late Walter Laird (3 times world latin champion who developed the Laird Technique which is still adopted by the latin dance world today).

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