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Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.

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Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP)

EMDP is the lead National Governing Body (NGB) for exercise, movement and dance (EMD). It is a not for profit Umbrella Organisation dedicated to the development of exercise, movement and dance provision throughout England and the UK.

EMDP work in harmony with affiliates and partners to get more people enjoying EMD and to increase the amount of quality teachers delivering EMD.

EMDP work over three organisational pillars; the EMD Academy, the EMD Community and the EMD NGBThe three pillars are each designed to assist the sector through firstly providing quality training to increase and improve delivery, secondly to support all those involved and thirdly to help relevant parties develop what they can offer.

EMDP is a growing organisation and in recent months has been able to provide local support to three counties across the UK. We like to call these our County Models. Our County Models are currently active in London, Manchester and Sussex.

Working In Fitness 2014 Survey

Dear Teacher,

The Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP) have been working in partnership with Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) on the 'Working In Fitness 2014' survey. Supported by Sport England, Working in Fitness 2014 is the most extensive survey ever conducted in fitness within the UK. The survey aims to get opinions and views of people that work within the fitness industry, and for the first time ever we have ensured this includes specifics on Dance Fitness/ Exercise, Movement and Dance.

We would be very grateful if you could complete this survey and ensure that Dance Fitness/ Exercise Movement and Dance teachers have their voices heard. All responses will be submitted anonymously. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

We're also saying a big thank you to the first 500 people who complete the survey by entering them into a prize draw to win a brand new iPad! So don't delay and make sure you're one of them.

Please click here to start the survey.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the survey, please contact SkillsActive on info@skillsactiveregisters.org (please reference Working In Fitness in the subject line) or 0207 840 1919

We look forward to seeing your responses and hope to have results at the early part of 2015.


The EMDP Team

The EMD Academy

Train today, Inspire tomorrow

The Exercise Movement and Dance (EMD) Academy offers high quality teacher training and development in exercise, movement and dance.

If you love exercise, movement and dance and are thinking about moving into teaching and instructing. Then the EMD Academy is the place to get the skills, knowledge and understanding to become a proficient EMD teacher.

Click on the logo to visit the EMD Academy website today to learn about the qualifications and courses on offer; get tips on great teaching; see the resources available; and get spreading the passion for EMD! Train today, inspire tomorrow.

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The EMD Community

Supporting those who are passionate about Exercise, Movement and Dance.

The Exercise, Movement and Dance (EMD) Community is a network of quality teachers and organisations all passionate about one thing; inspiring others to be fit and healthy through Exercise, Movement and Dance.

Teachers and Organisations from a wide collection of disciplines join the EMD community to obtain all the necessary checks, insurance and licensing, but also to get expert advice, resources and support to really help their activities thrive


Developing high quality Exercise, Movement and Dance across the UK

The EMD NGB is here to set standards and provide guidance to the EMD sector. It is also the home of the participation campaign 'Exercise, Move, Dance'; aiming to get 20,000 new movers and shakers taking in part in EMD. Our County Models also lie within the NGB and are at the forefront of EMDP's campaigns and programmes. The County Models, currently in London, Manchester and Sussex aim to develop quality and accessible EMD opportunities within the local area.

Get in touch with the NGB Team

Keeping children and young people safe in EMD.

If you would like more information on safeguarding and protecting children or would like to discuss a concern you have within EMD please contact Lead Safeguarding Officer, Emma Forward.

For more information contact:

General Enquiries
01403 266000

Affiliation Enquiries
01403 266000

Teacher Training Enquiries
EMD Academy
01403 26600 ext 205

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