National Primary Dance Training Courses For Schools

Details of the courses can be found in our brochure 


An Introduction to Primary Dance:

  • confidence to plan and deliver high quality dance

  • new ideas for planning lessons, units and schemes of work

  • link to national dance network

    Developing Performing, Composing and Appreciating Skills in Primary Dance:

  • further understanding of the processes of performing, composing and appreciating dance

  • confidence to deliver a broad range of dance experiences

  • understanding of progression and assessment

    Course Tutor information:

    Courses leaders include the following experts:

    Lyn Paine

    Lyn Paine worked as a Local Authority adviser and inspector for many years and is an experienced teacher trainer and dance consultant. She has taught dance to all ages and phases and has led dance CPD nationally for the National Dance Teachers Association, NRCD and AQA. Lyn has written several dance resources, including Complete Guide to Primary Dance, Up the Sides and Down the Middle and many dance programmes for BBC Education. She was also co-author and editor of AQA’s GCSE Dance text book. Lyn has directed young people’s dance performances at Bournemouth International Centre and The Royal Albert Hall. Lyn was a founder member or East London Dance and Activate (formerly Dorset Dance Forum).

    Sue Trotman

    Sue Trotman has worked in education for the past 40 years and is currently joint Chair of the National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA). She is a member of the executive board for the Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) and Director of her own company, providing educational consultancy for both Physical Education and Dance. Sue has been involved in teaching, advisory work, inspection and has delivered Physical Education and Dance in-service training both nationally and internationally. She has supported a number of government agencies, providing national guidance and resources to schools. As Chair of Curriculum and Staffing and Vice Chair of Governors at an outstanding primary school, she provides up to date school improvement knowledge and development. Sue is also a member of the Association for Physical Education (afPE), where she takes an active role in the professional development of afPE West Midlands and is currently on both the national Early Years Advisory Board and national Expert Physical Education Group.

    Debbie Hartley

    Debbie has a B.Ed in Dance and trained at the London College of Dance and Drama. She has taught in Leicestershire for 31 years and in her role as LEA Advisory Teacher for Dance, she developed and supported the use of dance in all phases of education and via the Leicestershire Youth Dance Network. Her experience embraces primary and secondary dance teaching, CPD provision and support for teachers delivering GCSE Dance.

    Debbie is currently working as a freelance Dance Consultant co-ordinating and delivering Primary Dance Festivals and is also part of the Senior Examining Team for GCSE Dance.

    Registered Charity Number: 1109882. Registered Company Number: 05287443 NDTA, Unit A402A, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London SE16 4DG

The staff are buzzing after your inset yesterday. Each member of staff has come to me independently to say it was absolutely brilliant! Sadly it seems rare to have high quality inset these days....yours comes top of the league!’

Staff members, Ashleigh Infant School, Norfolk


Members of staff from both Key Stages have attended both NDTA Primary Dance Days. Staff have come back inspired and motivated to develop dance units and support other staff. Provisions, teaching and learning have improved throughout the school and standards of delivery and pupil attainment in dance are now making good progress ‘

Clare McNally, Head Teacher, Our Lady and St Hubert’s Primary School, West Midlands. ‘Good balance between theory and practical.’
Annette Haughton, teacher in Suffolk


Special Membership Offer

If you organise a course, you will be entitled to receive corporate membership for your school/organisation at £50 (usual price £100).

NDTA Membership includes:

  • Termly on-line members’ publication

  • High quality teaching resources

  • Discounts on continuing professional developments and NDTA accredited courses

  • Discount on the annual national conference

  • Access to website dedicated to dance in education

  • Up-to-date information on the latest developments in dance education

    For more information and course bookings:

    Projects and Office Administrator E:
    T: 020 7940 9800

    The NDTA is working with Youth Dance England, Dance UK and the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora to create a new organisation to support the dance sector.

    Registered Charity Number: 1109882. Registered Company Number: 05287443 NDTA, Unit A402A, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London SE16 4DG