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Modern Ballroom

This dance style includes several techniques such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Ballroom Tango.

These are all social dances which were seen throughout Western Society from around the beginning of the twentieth century.

These dance techniques vary in style but are all partner dances; today they are most commonly seen at competitions, at social gatherings or on stage.

Dancesport Congress 2016  

2016 Dancesport Congress DVD

DVDs of the 2016 Dancesport Congress will be available from mid-September. Pre-order your copy now!

Download an order form and send it back to guarantee your copy.

For further details please contact the Education & Training Department on +44 (0)20 7377 1577 or coursebookings@istd.org

ISTD News  

NEWS: amendment to the Modern Ballroom and Latin American Gold Star and Above examinations. (Dec 2015). 

The Modern Ballroom and Latin American committees have decided that the compulsory syllabus figures are no longer required to be shown in the examinations at the Gold Star and above levels. This will take effect from 1st January 2016 for both Modern Ballroom and Latin American examinations. Read more.

Ballroom competition rules: At present the rules are being revamped and new rules will appear here for the 2015 season.
Syllabus Outlines  

Syllabus outlines

Click here to download the American Smooth syllabus outline.

Click here to download the Modern Ballroom syllabus outline.

Click here to view all Dancesport syllabus outlines.

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 ISTD Modern Ballroom History    

The ISTD celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014

Download a fascinating history of the Modern Ballroom Faculty, written to mark the occasion.

If you would like to find out more about ISTD history you can order your copy of 100 Years of Dance from our online shop.


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