Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

Formed in 1904, the ISTD is an international examination board, holding over 250,000 student examinations in over 50 countries each year.The ISTD chief objective is ” to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms”

Comprehensive training is provided to registered members to maintain and improve teaching standards with specifically developed syllabi with which to train dancers.

For more information please see the ISTD website

Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance was founded in 1920, to set the standards for dance teaching in the UK. Today the RAD is actively present in over 79 countries, and has approximately 14,000 members worldwide. Membership is supported by making workshops, courses and summer schools available to teachers and students, taught with the expertise of highly qualified staff.

More information about the RAD can be found on their website


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