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Professional Partnerships

A Professional Partnership with the ISTD offers many opportunities to get directly involved with the world of dance and promote your business to our members. 

There are also opportunities to get involved with specifc scholarships, awards and special events and we are happy to tailor a partnership to the particular needs of your organisation.

Benefts of a Professional Partnership

With an increasing membership of more than 7,000 dance teachers throughout the world, the ISTD is uniquely positioned to provide signifcant benefts to our Professional Partners. Joining the scheme will give you direct exposure to ISTD members who are looking for new services and suppliers, and you will be distinguished from other organisations by being included in our list of partner organisations.  

Help to support a future generation of dancers

As a Professional Partner, you are helping the ISTD to fulfil our mission to educate the public in the art of dancing, as well as helping to support young dancers and dance teachers who are starting their training for a life of dance.  

How to become a Professional Partner  

For more information on how to become a Professional Partner or about other sponsorship or partnership opportunities, please contact:  

Marketing & Communications 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7377 1577
Email: marketing@istd.org



Gallagher Heath Insurance Services

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ISTD members can take advantage of a specially negotiated insurance scheme, arranged and managed by Arthur J. Gallagher, for teachers, adjudicators, examiners and dance school principals. Please click here or call 0845 073 8495 to find out more about the packages of insurance available to you. Download the scheme policy doc here (updated Oct 2015).



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International Dance Supplies (IDS)

ISTD uniforms are now available for dance teachers and schools to purchase through International Dance Supplies.

To open an account, or shop now if you already have an IDS account, call +44 (0)1626 36 3232 or visit www.ids.co.uk.





ISTD members can now take advantage of a special offer for DanceBiz, a management tool used by hundreds of dance schools to more effectively and efficiently run their businesses.

From maintaining and updating class schedules to tracking attendance, DanceBiz reduces the amount of time teachers need to spend on administration – allowing them to spend more time actually teaching.

ISTD members will receive a 14-day free trial and their first month free (for a total of six weeks free) and will also receive a special discount on text messaging.

Click here to find out more...



Dancrs is the latest app for booking dance classes and events. They have worked leading schools, choreographers and dancers to create an app which can encourage more people to join the dance community. Dancrs allows users to not only find dance classes nearby, but also book and pay for them all through one app. 

Teachers and schools can add classes and events to a global database, manage their bookings and check in attendees within the app.


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DanceSport International (DSI) 

DanceSport International (DSI) has been the main sponsor of the ISTD Blackpool Grand Finals since it first took place in Blackpool in 2000.

Find Ballroom and Latin Dancewear, shoes, fabrics, videos and music for competitive and social dancing at DSI London.



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netXtra is a website development company that provides membership, not-for-profit and commercial organisations with comprehensive design, development, hosting and Internet strategy services. 

Their proven approach ensures that clients benefit from improved communication channels which engage visitors and promote interaction. In 2010, the ISTD worked with netXtra to develop and launch our new website. For more information about netXtra visit www.netxtra.net.