The Michala Jane School of Dance teaches the syllabus and offers examinations of the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA). As a fully qualified Member of the IDTA, Michala Jane has the knowledge, understanding and experience to encourage the very best from you.

The importance of being taught by a qualified dance teacher can never be overstated; not only to enable you to gain qualifications, but to ensure pupils are taught correctly, safely and to a high standard.

The IDTA has developed a range of examinations suitable for all ages and levels of experience and achievement. The Michala Jane School of Dance offers examinations in Ballet, Tap, Freestyle and Musical Theatre. Please note UCAS points are awarded for selected examinations.

At the heart of dance

Training the next generation of passionate and expert dance teachers and their students

As a leading dance qualifications body and membership association for professional dance teachers, with over 7000 members in over 55 countries, we define standards across the widest variety of dance forms, examine performance for both professionals and non-professionals of all ages, develop the skills and professional practice of our members and promote the love of dance across a dynamic, global community.

The Association celebrated its centenary in 2003.

One of the world’s largest dance examination boards, the IDTA aims to:

  • Promote knowledge and foster the art of dance in all its forms
  • Consult
  • Maintain and improve teaching standards
  • Offer a comprehensive range of professional qualifications in all dance genres
  • Provide and maintain syllabi and technique in all dance genres to train dancers for the profession


The IDTA is an Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales recognised awarding organisation and a member of:

  • British Dance Council (BDC)
  • Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET)
  • Federation of Dance Awarding Bodies (FDAB)
  • Sport & Recreation Alliance (SRA)
  • Theatre Dance Council International (TDCI)