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Over £70,000 a year is allocated to provide support where finance may be a barrier, for teaching qualifications or to take part in courses, to ensure that dance teachers can invest in their own development and progress with their teaching journey.

To date, the scheme has financially supported the training of over 70 teachers from countries across the globe, including the USA, Italy, South Africa, the UAE and the UK.

The scheme is available under three categories:

  • Initial Teacher Training Bursary, for Diploma in Dance Education and Dancesport Associate – up to £5,000
  • Higher Teacher Training Bursary, for Diploma in Dance Pedagogy – up to £2,000
  • Online CPD Courses Bursary – up to £225 for a maximum of five online courses 
    In place of Travel Bursary for International Members for 2022

 

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed.

 

Further information regarding criteria and eligibility to apply as well as the details about the application form and process can be found in the guidance notes below.

If you have any questions, please contact bursaries@istd.org 

Applications for all other bursary categories are currently closed. Further information regarding criteria and eligibility to apply as well as the details about the application form and process can be found in the guidance notes below.

More information

Applications for Online CPD Courses Bursaries open in January for approximately four weeks. Applications for all three categories open for approximately eight weeks in the spring of each year. If low application numbers are received under a certain category in the spring, applications may open again in the autumn; details of which will be updated on this page.

The exact opening dates vary each year and are published on this web page.

Download guidance notes

 

"The bursary meant that I was able to travel to the UK from South Africa to attend training and learn from the very best. Without that help, I do not believe I would have gained the confidence and knowledge to comfortably take a licentiate examination"

ANGELA BOSHOFF
Travel Bursary for International Members Bursary recipient