CDMT’s Recognised Awards are a set of industry-designed standards for part-time performing arts schools and teachers committed to upholding safe and professional standards of practice.

They are:

CDMT's awards enable students and parents/carers to make informed choices about schools and teachers providing performing arts training.

The Awards confirm that schools and teachers:

  • Adhere to appropriate Professional Policies and Procedures, including safeguarding and health & safety
  • Hold valid DBS Certificates and adequate Insurance
  • Adhere to the CDMT Code of Professional Conduct and Practice
  • Have the appropriate level of relevant Teaching Qualifications and/or Professional Experience

Schools and teachers holding a Recognised Award are entitled to:

  • Complementary inclusion in CDMT's national online searchable database of schools and teachers
  • Display of the CDMT Recognised Award certificate
  • Display of the CDMT Recognised School logo on marketing and promotional materials
  • Access to bespoke insurance packages with performing arts specialist insurers Hencilla Canworth
  • Discounted subscriptions from partner and supporting organisations – eg. IDS, The Stage, Dancing Times
  • Discounts on Educare’s easy to use Duty of Care & Safeguarding e-learning courses
  • Discounted offers on DanceBiz management software, an efficiency tool used by hundreds of dance schools
  • Discounts on personally customisable, promotional materials from Consider This UK multi-media marketing solutions
  • Unlimited supplies of CDMT Recognised Awards promotional leaflets and posters

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