Three Year Professional Dance & Teaching Training Programme

Course Outline

The Dance and Teacher Training Programme is a three year intensive course for those wishing to focus solely on dance.  Providing each student with the training needed to embark on the professional industry of performing, as well as obtaining their qualified IDTA dance teaching qualifications.

The three year course will enable students to become versatile in every genre of dance enhancing their performance, technique and musicality qualities.  Students will be involved in many performance opportunities throughout their training with us and occasionally some will be picked for professional work within their three years of training, which we feel is an invaluable experience.

Students will be given full guidance and support throughout their three years with us not only in dance but also on rehearsal etiquette, nutrition, anatomy, injury rehabilitation, image and much more whilst looking closely at the teacher training, which provides the knowledge and technique required to fulfill a successful career in the performing arts industry, not just as a dancer of various genres and styles but also a teacher.

Throughout the course, students are regularly assessed, both formally and informally, to ensure they are developing and maintaining high personal standards we feel this is essential for their development and a benefit of being a exsclusive college is it is easy to see when someone is falling behind.

The Three Year Professional Dance and Teacher Training Course, provided by MEPA College is endorsed by the CDMT (Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre).


Students will study the following subjects:

  • Ballet Technique (incl Pointe Work)
  • Jazz Technique
  • Commercial,Street & Hip Hop
  • Tap
  • Contemporary
  • Acrobatics
  • Body Conditioning
  • Fitness
  • Audition Technique
  • Pas de deux & Partner Work
  • Teacher Training
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Strength & Flexibility
  • Image Consultation
  • Choreography
  • Ballroom & Latin
  • Broadway
  • Heels Technique

Teacher Training

The teacher training provided in this course is compulsory and therefore gives each student the opportunity to ensure a long healthy career not only as a performer but as a qualified teacher. Here at MEPA College we are proud to follow the IDTA teacher training programme.

The International Dance Teachers’ Association is one of the world’s largest examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale.  The objectives of the Association are:

  • To promote knowledge and foster and the art of dance in all its forms
  • To consult
  • To maintain and improve teaching standards
  • To offer a comprehensive range of professional qualifications in all dance genres.
  • To provide and maintain syllabi and technique in all dance genres to train dance for the profession.

Students will be given the opportunity to study and attain qualifications in the following:

Anatomy & Physiology Diploma

Pre Associate one (in their chosen subject)

Pre Associate two (in their chosen subject)

Full teaching Associate in any three of the following:

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Theatre Craft
  • Modern
  • Freestyle
  • Street
  • Cheerleading

College Entry Requirements

Auditions are held in throughout the year with the option of private auditions should a student be unable to attend. Our auditions consist of an hour Ballet, Jazz and Commercial class. Candidates will be asked to join in the Acting and Singing workshops BUT WILL NOT BE ASKED TO PERFORM SOLO. Candidates will also be required to perform a solo dance to any style of routine using CD or ipod/phone.

Current students are on hand for question and answer sessions and interviews will be held at the end of the day. Students wishing to apply should complete the enclosed application form and return to the administration office where they will be invited to attend one of the audition days.