History of Modern Ballroom
The Modern Ballroom Faculty, as it is known today, was the earliest of the current dancesport faculties. Then called the Ballroom Branch, it was formed in 1924, 20 years after the Society was founded. In the years leading up to the First World War and even during it, ballroom dancing was very popular indeed - forming part of the lifestyle of fashionable London society. The tango had been introduced from Argentina and the foxtrot from America to join the already popular waltz, and then, in the Roaring Twenties, came the Charleston. There was, however, a lack of uniformity in the teaching of these dances and so the first priority of the Society’s newly formed Ballroom Branch Committee was to establish a firm technical structure for the waltz, foxtrot, tango and quickstep.Discover more
Modern Ballroom Exams and Qualifications
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Modern Ballroom exams and Medal Tests are recognised internationally for their quality and excellence. Numerous outstanding teachers, and internationally celebrated Dancesport dancers have been trained with the Modern Ballroom Syllabus.About our exams
Our Dancesport Faculties are delighted to launch a new, dynamic campaign to make sure you and your students can keep dancing in a socially distanced world. We’re encouraging you to think inside the box and get creative!Discover more
Winter Showdance Competition
The first online competition led by our Dancesport Faculties.