ISTD (The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards. From Ballet to Ballroom, we have 12 dance faculties covering Theatre, Dancesport and Social Dance.
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards. Formed in 1904, today it is a registered education charity, which covers the full spectrum of dance throughout the world. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards. From Ballet to Ballroom, we have 12 dance faculties covering Theatre, DanceSport and Social Dance.
As a registered educational charity and membership association, the ISTD’s mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for our members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards. We support our members through updated teaching syllabi and techniques, plus a wide variety of courses, summer schools and congresses.
Whether you are planning to become a qualified dance teacher, enter candidates for examinations, or run an event in your region, we are here to support you to achieve your goals.
This Spectrum Includes The Following Genres:
• Ballet including Cecchetti and imperial methods
• Classical Greek dance
• Club dance including argentine tango, salsa, lindy hop mambo and coat swing
• County/ western
• Disco/ freestyle
• Latin American including Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive And Cha Cha Cha
• Modern ballroom including Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep And Rhythm
• Modern theatre including jazz
• National dance
• Roll ‘n’ roll
• South Asian dance including Kathak And Bharatnatyam
• Tap dance
Arpita Step Up Dance Academy is committed to development and mentoring the growth of dancers and choreographers; educating a healthy and supportive atmosphere for creative expression; sustaining traditions essential to excellence in the field; and, fostering the growth of the art of dance.
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