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We are one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with the widest range of dance genres available. We are a registered educational charity, supporting and training our members through a wide variety of courses, teaching syllabi and techniques. Our Board of Trustees, Senior Leadership Team, Council and Faculty Committees work together to make sure that the organisation is a world leader in dance education.

Our mission


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Our strategic plan 2022 - 2027

Our strategic plan is now available, outlining our vision, values, and strategy until 2027.

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Our people

Our members, examiners, committees and staff all share a passion for dance and dance education; enabling the Society to tap into the very best resources to continue to inspire, teach and support dancers and dance teachers around the world.

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Dance genres

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing truly represents a diverse range of dance, with 11 faculties that cover many forms of theatrical, recreational and social dance. The Faculty Committees are responsible for the development of their particular technique through courses and syllabi updates, as well as various competitions, scholarship awards and other activities. Faculty Committees are elected by a ballot of their members every three years.

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Our Diversity and Inclusion Hub

We aim to have an inclusive community that values merit, openness, fairness and transparency. Read more about our plans to drive positive change in dance in our Diversity and Inclusion Hub.

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Dance magazine

Stay informed with the latest news and views from the Society, best practice in teaching, industry updates and inspirational stories from our alumni with your copy of DANCE magazine.

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Our vacancies

The Society is one of the most well-respected membership organisations and examination boards in the dance industry. With more than 120,000 examinations each year and 6,000 members worldwide, we are a dynamic organisation and often have job opportunities for motivated individuals who are excited at the prospect of working for this prestigious organisation.

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