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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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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Coronavirus Guidance

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

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Dance and Motherhood with Dance Mama

Lucy McCrudden, Dance Mama Founder and Mother of two, spoke to Society members who have each had different experiences with dance careers and motherhood

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An interview with company founder Cassa Pancho MBE

For Women's History Month 2021, we re-visited our conversation with the founder of Ballet Black

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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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Dance Magazine

The latest edition of Dance magazine explores the development of our new visual identity. While our new Patrons reveal their passion for dance.


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