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The Faculty Committees are the vital link between the members of the Society and the staff and trustees and provide a two-way channel for communication and consultation with the wider membership body. Each dance faculty committee is elected by the eligible full-teaching and life members of their faculty.

Faculty Committee members generously give their time and expertise voluntarily to attend regular meetings with the Head of Faculty Development for their genre and attend cross-genre working groups. The committee and the Head of Faculty Development work together to represent the views and expertise of members in the development of syllabi and examination work. They also oversee a wide range of competitions, events and courses to meet the needs of teachers and students. 

Serving on a Faculty Committee is a satisfying way to contribute to the nurture and growth of your faculty. If you are interested in standing for election and would like to find out more about what’s involved please contact your Head of Faculty Development who can put you in touch with a current committee member for an informal chat. Elections take place every three years and the dates of the next faculty elections are:  

2021 Modern Ballroom, Classical Greek Dance, Modern Theatre, Tap
2022 National Dance, Latin American, Imperial Classical Ballet
2023 Cecchetti Classical Ballet, Disco Freestyle & Rock 'n' Roll, Sequence Dance

 

Theatre Faculty Committees

Cecchetti Classical Ballet

Head of Faculty Development: Philippa McMeechan 
Committee Members: Julie Cronshaw, Lisa Hunter, Gillian Hurst, Alison Jenner, Tracey Moss, Shirley-Anne Osborne, Sarah Wells.
Contact: cecchetti@istd.org

Classical Greek Dance

Head of Faculty Development: Pippa Cobbing
Committee Members: Kay Ball, Lucy Pohl, Alison Seddon, Fiona Sheehan, Amanda Wilkins 
Contact: classicalgreek@istd.org 

Classical Indian Dance

Head of Faculty Development: Lisa Harrison-Jones
Committee Members: Sujata Banerjee, Chitraleka Bolar, Pushkala Gopal, Nina Rajarani, Kiran Ratna, Swati Raut, Urja Thakore   
Contact: classicalindian@istd.org

Imperial Classical Ballet

Head of Faculty Development: Pippa Cobbing
Committee Members: Ruth Davies, Fleur Jones, Irela Strachan, Jackie Styles, Lorraine Swain, Ben Tribe, Tracey Warner    
Contact: imperialballet@istd.org 

Modern Theatre

Head of Faculty Development: Lisa Harrison-Jones
Committee Members: Ruth Armstrong, Jackie Barnes, Penny Meekings, Katie Morea, Lyn Richardson, Tereza Theodoulou, Sarah Wilson  
Contact: modern@istd.org 

National Dance

Head of Faculty Development: Pippa Cobbing
Committee Members: Heather Burns, Cathi Conroy-Jones, Anuschka Roes, Barbara Simons, Jayne Wing     
Contact: national@istd.org 

Tap

Head of Faculty Development: Jason Di Mascio
Committee Members: Pauline Ash, Carol Ball, Alison Forrester, Helen Green, Jackie Hutt, Nathan James
Contact: tap@istd.org

Dancesport Faculty Committees

Modern Ballroom

Head of Faculty Development: Malcolm Hill
Committee Members: Warren Boyce, Paula Goodyear, Christopher Hawkins, Teresa Jay, Vernon Kemp, Anne Lingard (invited member), Richard Miles, Claire Still  
Contact: ballroom@istd.org

Disco, Freestyle & Rock 'n' Roll

Head of Faculty Development:  Amanda Tapp
Committee Members: Michelle Arnell, Joanna Bevan, Gail Henry, Maria Howse, Nigel Kirk, Jonathan Reed, Paul Streatfield   
Contact: dfr@istd.org 

Latin American

Head of Faculty Development:  Malcolm Hill
Committee Members: Simon Cruwys, Bruce Lait, Crystal Main, John Partington, Michelle Postlethwaite, Charles Richman, Richard Still  
Contact: latin@istd.org 

Sequence

Head of Faculty Development:  Malcolm Hill
Committee Members: Louise Aldred, Robert Aldred, Alexandra Costi, Louise Sampson  
Contact: sequence@istd.org  

 

Dance Genres

The Society represents a truly diverse range of dance, with 11 faculties that cover many forms of theatrical, recreational and social dance.

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