The Disco/Freestyle/Rock 'n' Roll Faculty is one of the newest of the Society’s faculties and was formed in 1988. Peggy Spencer MBE, Sydney Francis and Anne Lingard were responsible for steering the Faculty through its early development. The aims of the Faculty are to create a sound and safe technique for Disco/Freestyle, Rock 'n' Roll and Country & Western Dance, while understanding the need to allow freedom of expression, musical interpretation and to educate teachers that dance within this Faculty of its ever-changing art form. Modern music trends and different cultures will always provide new challenges and material to introduce to our teachers and dancers.
The basis of an excellent technique has helped to create a challenging examination system. Amateur Medal Tests follow the same structure as all the examinations within the Dancesport Faculties. Every age and standard is catered for, from the colourful Under 6 and Under 8 Rosettes through the medal system to the Peggy Spencer Dance Award and the Rock 'n' Roll Shield. Professional examinations may be commenced at Student Teacher through to Fellowship. At all levels, teachers are required to have a good knowledge of anatomy and mechanics of the body with an understanding of dance preparations and techniques.