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The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards.
Founded in 1904, and is a registered educational charity.
They provide training and qualifications for dance teachers, covering the full spectrum of genres from Ballet to Ballroom, however more importantly for us they provide an examination structure for our Students. 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, or for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity.
The teaching qualifications are structured to give the new teacher the best possible foundation from which to work, with a particular emphasis on safe dance practice and the needs of the growing child. Graded Examinations – these may be taken in Classical Ballet (Cecchetti and Imperial methods), Modern Theatre, & Tap. Grades 1-6 are accredited by Ofqual, but some Faculties have additional Grades prior to Grade 1, that is, Pre-Primary and Primary.