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10 July 2023

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a registered educational charity and membership association.  Our mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms: to promote knowledge of dance; provide up-to-date techniques for members and maintain and improve teaching standards.

With approximately 6,000 members in over 55 countries worldwide, the Society typically conducts over 120,000 examinations each year. In 2018 we were listed by Ofqual as one of the top 20 largest awarding organisations in England and in the top five for delivery of performing arts examinations.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing       

The Society aspires to be a world leader in dance education, setting the benchmark for best practice through our extensive syllabi and teacher training.  We are committed to becoming a dynamic, future-focused organisation that promotes the social, cultural, physical and educational benefits of dance for all.        

We are looking for two Board members to play a vital role in delivering real impact and shaping the ISTD of the future by providing high quality governance. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive and other Board members, you will actively contribute to the development of ISTD strategy.                  

As a Board member, you will have a proven commitment to increasing dance participation and safeguarding the reputation and values of the Society. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from current members of the ISTD.

This is an exceptional opportunity to play a pivotal role in an organisation with a proud history and a brand that stands for the pursuit of excellence in the dance world.

The Society recognises the value of diversity in all its forms, at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level.

To read full details of the role, and to find out how to apply, please download the application pack.

If you wish to have an informal discussion, please email

Applications Close: 1 September 2023
Interviews: w/c 11 September 2023
Start Date: 22 November 2023
First Council meeting: 7 December 2023

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is committed to achieve greater diversity and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

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