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The Associates 

Striving for Excellence

CEDC associate is a dance training program that strives for excellence, we deliver industry standard instruction to dancers across Shropshire an the UK. We nurture, develop and inspire young dancers, preparing them for full-time training and the professional industry. We encourage our dancers to be courageous in their dancing, inspiring them to reach new levels in their technique, performance and interpretative skills.  CEDC Associates is proud to bring renowned artists and visiting companies across the dance industry to our home studio in Oswestry.  Leading industry choreographers provide our dancers with an innovative and influential approach to dance, creating an extensive array of door opening opportunities for young people.


CEDC associates training program is for young people that show a significant amount of potential and talent within the dance and performing arts industry and who may be considering working within the professional industry.  CEDC Associates enables dances to train alongside other talented children who aspire to a career in dance. Our associate programme is an additional program that should be ran along-side regular dance training with pupils continuing to study with their regular dance teacher. Associates members will also have other opportunity to perform with as part of CEDC and external shows, events and productions.



Young Dance Leaders 

Chloe Elizabeth Dance Company is a registered center for Young Dance Leadership Awards. We provide Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications to young people aged 13+; an award that is a nationally recognised. The qualification enables successful learners to assist to lead purposeful and enjoyable dance activity sessions, under indirect supervision. The qualification is taught through two classroom days and distance learning. 10 hours of work experience is also required on completion.  


Many young people develop a passion for dance at a young age, but there is a significant drop off in participation at secondary school and in community engagement – either due to other commitments, finance or provision within schools and community organisations. Sports Leaders UK’s Dance Leadership qualifications give students the chance to rediscover their passion for dance whilst also gaining life-changing skills, experiences and nationally recognised qualifications.

Dance Leaders can also become advocates for leadership and help engage their peers and younger students. They will also have the skills necessary to help run Dance clubs throughout your school to help others become more physically active and engaged.

Sports Leaders UK have created over 1 million leaders through our qualifications; this is what they had to say:

• 98% improved their communication skills
• 96% learnt to work in a team
• 94% believed they were more employable
• 78% said it helped get their first job
• 87% inspired to get more people engaged
• 83% wanted to do more in the community

By introducing Sports Leaders UK’s Dance Leadership Qualifications, you can benefit in several ways, including:

• A platform for learners to develop invaluable leadership skills
• Raise confidence and attainment amongst students
• Reduce physical inactivity (particularly amongst girls)
• Create positive role models for younger students
• Create leaders who can contribute to school or community productions and work with primary aged children
• Improve student and participant recruitment by offering a wider range of extra-curricular activities

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