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Celebrating our history

Since 1904, we've celebrated dance excellence in every form, from our humble origins at the Hotel Cecil in Covent Garden, London, to the worldwide organisation we are today. We have a fascinating history, star-studded with some of dance's biggest names. 

We've created a timeline of the key dates and figures in the Society's history - follow us as we tread 120 years of the ISTD.

ISTD 120 Timeline


Share your memories

For the last 120 years, we've nurtured and celebrated dance talent across the globe, with a lot of special memories made along the way. 

We're eager to showcase your inspiring stories as part of our celebrations, both on social media and the pages of Dance magazine - click below to share your memories!

Share your ISTD memories