Dance in Schools

Dance in Schools

Tannery Drift School – Photo Credit – Andrew Ford

As the subject association for dance, we are pleased to support dance in schools from early years and foundation stage to key stage 5. One Dance UK advocates for the value and place of dance in schools due to its unique position as a curriculum activity that combines creativity with physicality. We aim to support dance teachers in schools to deliver high-quality education through keeping members up to date with education news, policies, research and the latest teaching pedagogy. We see ourselves in a unique position between linking teachers and dance companies to enable a thriving dance education across the nation. We support students through learning and developing skills within dance education from university to initial teacher training. Lastly, we provide CPD for non-dance specialists who may deliver dance in primary school settings to CPD for teachers and freelance dance artists.

Dance in Education Bulletin

Our Dance in Education Bulletins are full of useful resources, interesting articles, and great opportunities.

View the latest education bulletin here.

View previous Education Bulletins here.

Articles of Interest

View our Dance in Education and Youth Dance articles of interest here.

Sport Premium

View guidance on the PE & Sports Premium for dance here.

Council for Subject Association (CfSA)

One Dance UK is the subject association for dance. Read more here.

Thank you

Thank your school or teacher for supporting dance here.

Resources to support dance education

A guide to careers in dance here.

Key Stage 4 Dance Qualifications here.

Dance teacher pathways and training routes here.

Dance teacher and freelance artist case studies here.


‘Everything We Loved About Dance Was Taken’ The place of dance in UK education here.

Representation in Dance Education (RIDE) resource here.

Dance in Schools Resources

Latest GSCE Statistics here.

A resource to support remote dance teaching here.

What to look for, for high-quality dance teaching here.

How Dance can Support your School’s Artsmark Journey here.

High quality dance in schools: a guide for governors here.


Ready, Step, Teach! CPD

Take the Leap CPD

Level 3 Award in Delivery of Dance

Coming soon: KS3 Dance



Dance teacher members of One Dance UK have access to over 150 resources and more. Become a One Dance UK teacher member here.