All About Our Dance Conservatoire


Recognition of Qualifications

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The Johane Casabene Dance Conservatoire (JCDC) offers dance students the possibility to train on a professional level. This is achieved through a rigorous, holistic, thorough training method and course structure developed for the specific needs of the local dancer, in line with international standards.


The JCDC is proud of its highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty. Regular courses, student exchanges and assessments are held with various collaborating professional dance institutions, dancers and teachers from abroad in order to give the local students the opportunity to develop their skills further and to be able to compete to an international level. Students graduating from the school have embarked on professional careers with companies overseas.


JCDC is one of the few fully licensed and accredited dance institutions, you may also claim tax rebates for your son's/daughter's participation in cultural activities with the Arts Council Malta. Parents can also claim tax rebates on fees paid at JCDC when filling in their tax returns.


Dance School Licenses are issued by the MFHEA. JCDC hold License No. 228.

The Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) is the national accrediting agency for the development, assessment, certification and accreditation of qualifications other than those in compulsory education and degrees. It is responsible to the Ministry of Education, Employment and the Family. The overall objective of MFHEA is to maintain the development of the Malta Qualifications Framework and to oversee the training and certification leading to qualifications within the Framework and which is not already provided for at compulsory education institutions or degree awarding bodies. MFHEA also promotes and facilitates Life-Long Learning access, transfer and progression and fosters the recognition abroad of professional and vocational certificates awarded in Malta under these regulations. MFHEA is governed by a Council nominated by the Minister of Education, Employment and the Family. Johane Casabene Dance Conservatoire endorses the Malta Qualifications Framework as the official National Qualifications Framework of Malta and agrees to abide with the level descriptors, standards and criteria that the MFHEA publishes from time to time to maintain the framework’s relevancy to the system of qualifications in Malta.


The list of programmes offered by JCDC that are accredited by the MFHEA may be found on this link:


 The school is also a fully compliant Non Formal Education Provider which is regulated by the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education - DQSE. 

The JCDC is also an accredited ISTD Dance Centre which entitles the school to train students to become fully qualified teachers with the ISTD