SDTA Membership

SDTA Membership

There are five classes of membership, namely

  • Associate
  • Member
  • Fellow
  • Life
  • Honorary

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

Associate

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

SDTA Office

101 Park Road

Glasgow

G4 9JE

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

 

Member

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.

 

Fellow

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 Members

Life Membership is granted after thirty five years’ continuous membership.

 

Honorary Members

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.