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.
THIS SPECTRUM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING GENRES:
- Argentine Tango, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Mambo and Coat swing
- Disco/ Freestyle
- Latin American: Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive, Cha Cha Cha
- Modern Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango & Quickstep
- Modern Theatre Including Jazz
- Roll ‘n’ Roll
- South Asian Dance Including Kathak & Bharatnatyam
ISTD Dancesport Examination Board
The ISTD conducts 250,000 assessments each year. We offer a wide spectrum of vocational, recreational and social dance exams to children, students, amateurs and professionals.
ISTD’s clearly defined structure allows learning to take place in the context of safe dance practice.
The examination structure of the ISTD is designed to cater equally for those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as a performer or dance teacher and for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity.
ISTD Student Exchange Program
Nearly every successful professional dancer in the modern world has collaborated internationally; it is an essential component of a successful dance Career. By studying dance in ISTD you get to transcend spoken language and learn to embody cultural traditions through movement. Students Who study dance at ISTD will come home with a whole new range of techniques and tools to infuse in choreography in order to create Their own dance style.
These qualifications have been created for those who would like to become a dance teacher. There are a number of options depending on the genre(s) you wish to teach, the area you live in the world and whether you are interested in regulated or non-regulated qualifications.
From health and safety to the contextual study of dance, practical observation of teaching to planning, evaluating and leading your own dance classes, a regulated initial teaching qualification not only makes you much more employable.
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