In 1924 the ISTD had grown to such a size that it was decided to create a number of Faculties, each dealing with a different aspect of the dance.
Originally three in number, these now number 11.
The 11 Faculty Committees are each responsible to their members for the development of the technique concerned. Thus, they deal primarily with the regulation and conduct of examinations, the instruction of members by courses and lectures in the various syllabi, the arrangement of competitions, scholarship awards and other activities which further the progress of the Faculties. Faculty Committees are elected by a ballot of their members every three years.
One third of the members of the Council are elected every year by the general membership of the ISTD. The Council is the policy making body, which has responsibility for the financial administration of the ISTD primarily through the Finance and Audit Committee.