The Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (FATD) is the longest established dance teacher association in the Southern Hemisphere and is a foundation member body of the Australian Dancing Board. FATD runs successful local, state and national championships such as the South Pacific Dancesport Championships & National Capital Dancesport Championships.
FATD, having been established in Sydney in 1931 was originally under the name of The New South Wales Dancers Society. This name was changed to the more widely embracing Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing Australia in 1936, and further amended in 1937 with the addition of the words "and New Zealand." The Association became incorporated in 1981.
The Federal Association exists principally to provide assistance with the education of those interested in dance. To this end the Association endeavours to:
Promote interest in and knowledge of dance in its various forms.
Adhere to, and foster through its syllabi, a comparatively uniform system of instruction built upon universally recognised technicalities of dance, with which to develop the dancer in both leisure time and competitive spheres, and prepare those in pursuit of a dance teaching career.
Promote the retention and upgrading of standards for dance educators.
Award, to teachers of dance, certificates of qualification based upon assessment by examination.
Provide examination services for other organisations, and to utilise the examination facilities of other organisations, which are pertinent to the accreditation of specific subjects associated with dance education.
Panel of Directors
Mc Robert JP
Neville Boyd OAM
Penny De Kauwe
Vevil De Kauwe
Don Mc Robert JP
NEVILLE BOYD OAM
Awarded an "ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL
For service to Ballroom Dancing
Australian Dancing Board HALL OF FAME