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This genre covers a wide range of European Folk Dance including Scottish, Finnish, Danish and English to name but a few. These traditional dances were developed by communities in the corresponding country and help provide a sense of community and awareness of others.

Faculty Committee Elections

Election for the National Dance Faculty Committee opens this year. If you would like to be nominated or know of someone who should be nominated, please contact the ISTD Executive Assistant, Dawn James at pa@istd.org for further information.

Syllabus outline

Download the National syllabus from the theatre dance syllabus page.

Syllabus notes

Teachers are reminded that in the Revised Vocational Graded Syllabus three Balkan dances are to be presented. 

If the following countries are chosen there are to be three dances shown from each.

Intermediate Foundation - Serbia

Intermediate - Romania

Advanced 1 - Macedonia/Croatia

Advanced 2 - Bulgaria 


Click here for changes to Licentiate and Fellowship Entry and Requirements (with effect from January 2016)

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National Dance Faculty History

The ISTD celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014

Download a fascinating new history of the National Dance 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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