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We exist to advance excellence in dance, teaching and education. For over 116 years we’ve provided quality dance training across a diverse range of genres.Our Mission
For Life-long Progression
We provide a range of opportunities for our members to grow their teaching and inspire their students to excelEvents & Courses
Dance Education for all
With 6000 members in 59 countries we conduct over 120,000 examinations worldwide each year.Examinations
For your journey through Dance
We represent dance teachers and their communities. Membership of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is your passport to artistic and professional progression.Membership
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 FundFind out more
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.Get involved
Find useful guidance and advice to help you navigate your way through the Coronavirus pandemic.Learn More
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 motherhoodLearn More
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Imperial Classical Ballet - Solo Performance Awards
Our annual Ballet Awards return in 2021 with a new online format. Open to all members.
Tap Dance: Online Continuing Professional Development
Revise and refresh your knowledge of, or learn for the first time our Intermediate syllabus.
Classical Indian Dance: Online Selection Event for Bursary Awards
Submit one dance in either the Bharatanatyam or Kathak style.
Membership Matters - Monthly Talks with Guest Speaker: Janine Bryant
Join Janine Bryant to learn about the ageing process and the impact it has on range of motion (ROM).
Prepare to Train - with Safe in Dance International (SIDI)
We welcome back SiDI as they provide guidance on how to move forward with the development of training as schools reopen.
Modern Theatre: Online Continuing Professional Development
Courses will cover the grades 4-6 Musical Theatre Progressions & Amalgamations, and Free Music for Intermediate.
Membership Matters - Appreciating Diversity, Respecting Racial Equality
Join us as we open up honest conversations around racial equality, diversity and inclusion.
Cecchetti Classical Ballet - Scholars Auditions 2021
Auditions for entry into the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Scholarship Scheme.
Membership Matters - Monthly Talks with Guest Speaker: Parable Dance
Led by Parable Dance, this session will guide you in ensuring accessibility in dance classes.
Keep Dancing Safely - with Safe in Dance International (SIDI)
We are delighted to be welcoming SiDI to reflect upon the Department of Education Code of Practice and its application for best practice.
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.Find out more
The latest edition of Dance magazine explores the development of our new visual identity. While our new Patrons reveal their passion for dance.