berry - i definitely can help here, and i am amazed and pleasantly surprised that it is YOU -and not i- who is bringing forward the name of AUSDANCE (what USED to be called, about 10 years ago, the australian association for dance in education: AADE). <P>it is generally acknowledged that ausdance is leading the world in their dance teachers' guidelines proposals (basheva: these are the same teacher 'registration' guidelines, which have been referred to in other threads here already, sometimes obliquely). i agree with you, basheva, that the background colour is not good to read on - fortunately i have my own booklet copies in print! these are obtainable from ausdance at minimal charge - though i THINK the postage charge might be exorbitant, so that nullifies the cheapness of the products!
<P>berry, when i have more time i can be more help here. in england, there is no such organisation, BUT nigel whatshisname at dance teachers online (DTOL) is obviously aiming to provide a similar service, or focal point. in fact, recently he was invited to singapore, to establish such an organisation there - so he might be worth you contacting. i know that he will refer you to AUSDANCE, as the model example.<P>more later, berry - sorry too busy right now!