There are five classes of membership, namely
An applicant for membership must satisfy the Examiners’ Panel as to his/her knowledge and ability in the genre applied for, and must furnish the Executive Council with satisfactory proof of personal integrity and good character.
How to become an SDTA member
An applicant for Associateship must submit a completed Application Form, with the examination fee, entry fee and the current year’s subscription (if applicable) to the
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The entry fee and annual subscription payment are not required when a current SDTA member applies for a further qualification in any branch.
Minimum Age Requirements for Associate
Highland Branch 16 years
Street Dance 16 years
Ballet/Tap/Modern Jazz 17 years (and hold an Intermediate Certificate or equivalent in the appropriate branch of a recognised dance society)
Baton Twirling Branch 17 years (or hold an Associate Certificate in any Branch of a recognised dance Society)
Cheer Dance Branch 17 years (or hold an Associate Certificate in any branch of a recognised dance Society)
Disco/Freestyle Branch 17 years
Line Dance Branch 17 years
Ballroom/Latin American 18 years
Sequence Branch 18 years
Applicants for the Scottish National Branch must first hold a qualification in the SDTA Highland Branch
Applicants for the Rock “n” Roll Branch must hold a qualification in any other branch of the SDTA
An applicant for Membership in any branch must normally be 21 years of age or over and have 2 years’ teaching experience in that branch immediately prior to application.
However, an Associate in a branch may apply for Membership in that branch having held the Associate qualification for 2 years.
Applicants should submit a completed Application Form, with the examination fee, the entry fee and current year’s subscription (if not already a current member) to the SDTA Office.
An applicant for Fellowship must be over 24 years of age and must have held the status of Membership for a period of not less than 3 years. The examination must be taken in the branch in which the Membership qualification is held.
Applicants should submit a completed Application Form, with the examination fee, to the SDTA Office.
Ballroom and Latin American Branch
Modular units for the professional examinations are available in this branch.
Life Membership is granted after thirty five years’ continuous membership.
Honorary membership is awarded at the discretion of the Executive Council to members who have an exceptional record of service to the Alliance and to the dance world in general.