Dance Ensemble has developed links with other international dance organizations such as the (International Dance Teachers Association) IDTA
International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) :
The I.D.T.A. is one of the world’s largest examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale, with over 7000 members in 55 countries.
It was established over 100 years ago and its objectives are:
- To promote knowledge and foster the art of dance in all its forms.
- To maintain and improve teaching standards.
- To offer a comprehensive range of professional qualifications in all dance genres.
- To provide and maintain syallbi and technique in all dance genres to train dancers for the profession.
The IDTA is located in Brighton, England and it conducts examinations qualifying teachers of dancing and entry to the Association, which is by examinations only.
Dance Ensemble has adopted the I.D.T.A’s standards/curriculum and this has guided the development of our teachers and students for the last 15 years. At present, four of our tutors are certified at the Associates level in both Ballroom and Latin dancing -by the IDTA.
76 Bennett Road
Tobago House of Assembly-Division of Community Development Culture:
Dance Ensemble is also affiliated to Local organizations such as the Tobago House of Assembly-Division of Community Development & Culture. In fact our organization had its genesis in a “Summer Holiday” ballroom dance program organized by the Division of Community Development & Culture.
As we grew it became necessary to organize the leadership and operations of Dance Ensemble. We registered with this Division as an NGO and each year at our Annual General Meeting, elections for the executive body of the organization is held under the oversight of officials from the Division of Community Development & Culture.
Through the years we have also received continued support from the Division in the form of financial assistance for various projects and activities that we have undertaken.
Dance Ensemble values our association with the Division of Community Development & Culture and will work to ensure that this continues in the future.
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Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: (868) 639-4009
Fax: (868) 635-1044