Teachers' Summer School 2021: Online

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Start Date - Mon, 12 Jul 2021

End Date - Fri, 13 Aug 2021

Venue - Online

Style - Continuing Professional Development

Teachers' Summer School is back for 2021

After a successful Spring Programme, join our Education & Training team as we take our annual Teachers' Summer School online from 12 July to 13 August 2021.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an amazing way to develop your skills and knowledge as you prepare for the start of a new teaching term. Our online Summer School is the perfect opportunity to interact and network with teachers and lecturers from around the world and learn something new to inspire your students.

Our Summer programme is designed to help with all aspects of your teaching - including syllabus work for dancers of all levels, as well as sessions on disability inclusion, nutrition for dancers, and how to maximise your business through social media. 

Taught by professional teachers and industry leaders, a schedule of workshops and courses covering over 10 genres of dance will enable you to upskill and refresh your knowledge on a range of subject areas. So, book your place early to avoid missing out.

Members' Monday

Our Members' Monday event will take place on 2 August 2021, featuring a series of sessions and updates for our members which will focus on dance and looking to the future. This is an opportunity for you as a member to participate in panels, hear updates and feel inspired when moving forward. Book your place here.

Talking Dance: The Future of Cultural Education 

The day will also feature the next event in our Talking Dance series, The Future of Culutural Education. This industry-wide event will explore the future of cultural education, with a particular focus on the role dance can play in supporting children and young people’s post-pandemic recovery. 

ISTD chief executive Ginny Brown will be hosting and joined by guest speakers, including: Laura Nicholson (One Dance UK), Glyn Jones (CDMT), Solange Urdang (Urdang Academy), and a representative from Arts Council England. Book your place here.

Summer School 2021 Timetable

Members' Monday 2021 Programme

Talking Dance: The Future of Cultural Education Programme

Programme Highlights

Cecchetti Classical Ballet

'Biomechanics in relation to differing physiques'

Classical Greek

'Enhance the teaching of Ballet through Classical Greek, (with a focus on the upper back and elevation)'

Contemporary Dance

'Structured improvisation top tips and tools'

Disco, Freestyle, Rock 'n' Roll

'Syllabus Grades 1 - 3'

'Breaking the code of “same foot dancing” and competitive Rock n Roll'

Imperial Ballet

'Developing musicality and artistry up to and including Intermediate'

Latin American 

'FREE Session - Introduction to Latin'

Modern Theatre

'Pilates with Modern Theatre Dance Technique, How the Pilates system can encourage correct movement in dance technique Grades'

National Dance

'Introduction to African Dance'


'Nutrition for Dancers'


'FREE Session - Introduction to Sequence'

Street Dance

'Gold Star Street'

Tap Dance

'Selecting Music for Tap Classes & Encouraging Styl

Pricing and More Information

  • 1 hour Session: £10 for all
  • 1.5-hour Session: £15 for all
  • 3-hour course: £30 for Members | £35 for Non-Member
  • 6-hour course: £60 for Members | £70 for Non-Member
  • 9-hour course: £90 for Members | £105 for Non-Member
  • 12-hour course: £120 for Members | £140 for Non-Member

Member Discount Code: CPD-2021-MEMBER

Vietnam, South Africa, Mexico, Malaysia Members: Please contact the Education & Training team at coursebookings@istd.org for a unique code.

As a society member, please ensure that you enter the correct discount code, on the registration page. All discounts need to be entered before selecting your tickets - via the 'Enter promo code' button (at the top of the registration page). If you have not entered your discount code, please restart your booking and apply the relevant discount, in order to receive member pricing. For more information, please visit our website.

Contemporary Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate Course Materials

For the Contemporary Intermediate Foundation and Contemporary Intermediate, syllabus materials are available to purchase alongside these courses. The DVD/CD & Syllabus Book cost £65 plus postage.

  • If you wish to purchase the materials, you can select this on the booking form and you will be contacted via email to complete your order.
  • Please note: The syllabus materials cannot be purchased independently of attending an Intermediate Foundation or Intermediate course. Therefore, please make sure you have also booked to attend a Contemporary course.

Waiting List

If a course you wish to attend has sold out, please contact us via email (coursebookings@istd.org) to be added onto the waiting list.

Terms & Conditions 

Please find the full Terms & Conditions here.

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