Who We Are

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with the widest range of dance genres available. We are a registered educational charity, supporting and training our members through a wide variety of courses, teaching syllabi and techniques.

Our Mission

We've received an award from the Government's Cultural Recovery Fund

We're pleased to announced the Society is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

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Coronavirus Guidance

Find useful guidance and advice to help you navigate your way through the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Mark of Quality

As a parent, how do you know that your child is being taught well, and in a safe environment? The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing have put together a helpful checklist of things to consider when selecting your online class provider.

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Sharing Success: A Student-Teacher Journey

To mark the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, we speak to Delia Sainsbury and her student of six years, Joshua Fowler.

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CEO Ginny Brown on wellbeing

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. We’ve spoken to our CEO Ginny Brown to find out how she incorporates good mental health and wellbeing into her work with the Society.

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Do you have a space that inspires you to dance?

Take part in something global. Find out more on how you can take part in our exciting new Inspirational Spaces to Dance Challenge.

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Dance Magazine

Stay informed with the latest news and views from the Society, best practice in teaching, industry updates and inspirational stories from our alumni with your copy of DANCE magazine.


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