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How to Join

Whether you’re already a teacher or you’re a dancer looking for a career change find your own level with the ISTD, wherever you are in the world.

With a wealth of training and recognised qualifications in multiple genres, a website dedicated to promoting ISTD teachers globally and DANCE, our popular quarterly magazine, we offer our members many valuable services.

Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December each year, but you can join us at any time throughout the year. Once you join, you will become a member straight away and start receiving your membership benefits immediately!

Joining us for the first time is very easy. Simply fill in the relevant enrolment form indicating the level of membership you would like to join at, and send it to:

ISTD Membership Services
Nick Murray
Membership Services Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 7377 1577 (ext. 824)
Email: membership@istd.org

Apply for Full Teaching membership   Apply for Provisional membership   Apply for Student membership

Already teaching dance? Join us as a Full member!

For active teachers aged 18 and over who hold the ISTD Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE), Certificate in Dance Education (CDE), the Associate Diploma, Associate qualification or above.


Teach dance and continue with your own training.

Provisional members within the UK must be working towards their DDI/DDE qualification, while international members should be working towards gaining their Associate qualification.


Are you just starting out on your dance career?

For those who are currently not teaching, but intend upon a career in dance and who already hold an Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 or the FDI or DDI qualifications with a Theatre Faculty.

View the full list of criteria and benefits for each of our membership categories.


Related Documents

  1. ISTD Membership Enrolment Form 2016

    DOC 848kb Published on: 28 October 2015

  2. ISTD Provisional Membership Enrolment Form 2016

    DOC 848kb Published on: 28 October 2015

  3. ISTD Student Membership Enrolment Form 2016

    DOC 847kb Published on: 28 October 2015