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ISTD Bursary Awards 2020 & Masterclasses

Bursary Awards 2020

Join the ISTD's Theatre faculties in celebrating and awarding exceptional ISTD trained young dancers and teachers

Preceded by an afternoon of student masterclasses and observation sessions for teachers, the ISTD’s annual Bursary Awards celebrate exceptional talent and potential amongst ISTD trained young dancers. Every year participants from both junior and senior categories represent each of the seven Theatre faculties (Cecchetti Classical Ballet, Classical Greek, Classical Indian, Imperial Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, National and Tap) and perform before a panel of industry experts. Winners of each category receive funds towards their future training, alongside their teachers who also receive a financial bursary to support their continued professional development.

Date and venue

The 2020 event will be hosted at The Place, London on Sunday 16th February.


12.15 - Registration for Masterclasses
13.00 - Masterclass 1 - Suitable for students aged 8-12 years
15.30 - Masterclass 2 - Suitable for students aged 13-17 years
16.00 - Bursary Awards begin
18.15 - Bursary Awards end

(timetable subject to change)


Tickets for both events are available to purchase online NOW!

Secure your ‘Masterclass place’ here.

(All Masterclass bookings include free entry to the evening’s awards ceremony)

Book your ‘Awards Ceremony Only’ ticket here.

Further information

For more information about the Bursary Awards and Student Masterclasses please contact Michaela Ellis on mellis@istd.org or +44 [0]20 7377 1577.