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Downloadable Documents for DDI and DDE

To download PDFs of the new syllabi please click on the following links:

ISTD Level 3 DDI Syllabus

ISTD Level 4 DDE Syllabus

To download the genre-specific supplementary sheets in PDF format for the DDI and DDE Unit 4 Dance Practice and the Relationship between Music and Dance in a Chosen Dance Genre, please click on the links below:

DDI DDE
Cecchetti Classical Ballet  Cecchetti Classical Ballet 
Classical Greek  Classical Greek 
Classical Sequence (coming soon) Classical Sequence (not available)
Disco/Freestyle  Disco/Freestyle  (not available)
Imperial Classical Ballet  Imperial Classical Ballet 
Latin American Latin American (not available)
Modern Ballroom (coming soon) Modern Ballroom (not available)
Modern Theatre  Modern Theatre 
National  National 
Classical Indian Dance Classical Indian Dance (not available)
Tap  Tap 

Distance Learning Tutors

Distance Learning Tutors can offer support to learners with the written units of the DDI and DDE.  They should be contacted directly as they are independent from the ISTD and any arrangement regarding fees is strictly between the learner and the Tutor.

To download a pdf of the list of Distance Learning Tutors available, please click on the following link

Distance Learning Tutor for DDI & DDE written units (updated July 2015) 

DDI/DDE Learner Registration Form

The DDI/DDE Learner Registration Form must first be completed by the learner and then submitted to their chosen ADC. Please note that the ISTD will not accept any registrations which have not signed off by the relevant ADC. For further information concerning the ULN and the Personal Learner Record, see our UK Examinations section.

To download a pdf of the DDI/DDE Learner Registration Form (Version 3, November 2012), please click on the following link. 

DDI/DDE Learner Registration Form (Version 3, November 2012) 

DDI/DDE Submission Fees

Payment charges applicable for DDI Units 3 and 4 and DDE Units 2 and 4 may vary. Please contact the UK Examinations Department or the International Examinations Department for further information.

DDI/DDE Submission Fees Sheet 2018 (Pounds Sterling) PDF

DDI/DDE Submission Fees Sheet 2018 (Euros) PDF

DDE May 2018 Commencement Submission Fees Sheet 2018 (Pounds Sterling and Euros) PDF 


Please note that the ISTD no longer accepts cheques.

Payments can be made via bank transfer, quoting your exam reference number or via credit/debit card using our new system for taking card payments (since 1st March 2017).

If you want to pay by debit/credit card, please call +44 (0)20 7377 1577. One of our team members will take your exam details and put you into an automated system where you enter your card details using the keypad on your phone. The system is highly secure and will email you a receipt for the payment. There will be no additional charges for this service. Please don’t send your card details along with the entries