The Australian Teachers' Alliance (ATA) is an association affiliated with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
ATA is dedicated to developing teaching standards and facilitating communication between Scottish Country Dance teachers across Australia.
See below for information on the following:
- What is ATA?
- Forms and other information
What is ATA?
ATA was formed in 1990 as the Australian Teachers' Association.
ATA was formed with the following objects:
(a) To promote the aims of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society;
(b) to foster excellence in the teaching of Scottish Country Dance;
(c) to assist in the ongoing professional development of teachers by undertaking to preserve and
disseminate materials supportive to the above objectives; and
(d) to stimulate co-operation amongst all teachers and dancers.
ATA is governed by an Executive of seven members.
The Executive of ATA is taken from members in one Australian Society Branch on a 3 year rotation basis.
The current Executive is from the Melbourne Branch.
ATA produces a regular newsletter ("ATACHAT") for its members, which is available to other interested people on subscription. For information contact the Secretary.
Membership of ATA is open to any current RSCDS member who holds the Teacher's Certificate or who has passed the Preliminary test or Part 1.
Associate membership is open to any current member of the RSCDS who is teaching classes without the above qualifications.
Associate members are entitled to participate in all ATA events and attend ATA meetings.
Click here for the Membership form
ATA organises teacher workshops, teacher training and workshops to develop tutoring skills.
ATA has developed a "Children's Syllabus".
For information on all these items, contact the Secretary.
* ATACHAT Newsletters
* ATA Constitution
* ATA Membership 2015/16 (password protected)
Australian Teachers' Alliance (ATA) Contact Details