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Don't miss out on the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, during this week of in-studio CPD courses.

Our CPD courses are open to members and non-members and are a fantastic way to refresh existing knowledge or pick up something new.

Be part of this community to learn together and upskill on teaching and learning strategies and sharing of good practice, to get the best for your students and your school.



Event details


Tuesday 14 February, 10:00 - 17:00  (6 CPD hours) (SOLD OUT)
Modern Theatre: Revise and Regenerate - Revision of Intermediate Modern (Options A & B) to Free Music Playlist

A practical lecture for you to participate and/or observe. Demonstrators will be provided by the ISTD. Please note, this course will NOT include the Option B Floor Sequence, Amalgamations or analysis of Dance Vocabulary & Free Work.

As part of the society’s mission to drive equality in the world of dance, we have revisited the existing syllabus, opening the choices of previously named ‘male & female’ designated exercises for all dancers to select a mixture of either Option A or Option B. This innovative development will allow your students to experience a greater range of musical dynamics and a variety of physical and emotional qualities. By using a new playlist of completely free music you will be able to explore diversity of style regardless of your students’ gender.

On this course you will learn the revised settings of the current exercises (Option A & B) that have irregular phrasing and rediscover the intention and purpose of this important syllabus. Explore how using free music can inspire us to revisit the artistic dynamics originally intended in the existing work and discuss how this regeneration of ideas will encourage us to breathe new life into this iconic body of work. The analysis of Intermediate has a clear pathway through the grades and into the Advanced 1 and Advanced 2syllabi. By Revisiting and Regenerating the same routes deeply embedded in the current Intermediate, we can have insight into these same concepts which will be further developed in the New Revised Intermediate.

As the entrance exam for DDE, the Intermediate syllabus is the highest level studied when embarking on a career as a qualified teacher. This course is a must for anyone teaching Intermediate, all DDE Unit 4 Tutors, Associate & Associate Diploma teachers and their students as well as anyone studying or coaching Licentiate and Fellowship. Look out for future Conceptional Courses that explore teaching around the syllabus, making our students journey as a well-equipped dancer a prerequisite for learning a syllabus!



Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February, 10:00 - 17:00  (12 CPD hours)
Contemporary Dance: Intermediate Foundation Syllabus 

This course aims to provide teachers with the skills they need to prepare students for examination. Attendees will experience syllabus exercises and explore the key elements and themes of the Intermediate Foundation level of the syllabus. Teachers will also investigate methods and tools for setting and guiding students through structured improvisation tasks.
Created by the well-known dancer, choreographer, philosopher, and Artistic Director of the Rambert School (from 1985–2015) Dr Ross McKim, our Contemporary dance syllabus is informed by Eastern concepts of subtle energy and draws influence from choreographers Graham, Hawkins and Cohan. This syllabus aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of Contemporary dance technique and performance by approaching different movement themes at each level, specially created solos and the inclusion of structured improvisation to enable students to explore, develop and create their own movement vocabulary.


Friday 17 February, 10:00 - 17:00  (6 CPD hours)
Tap Dance: Intermediate Refresher

See the fantastic new studio and connect again face to face! This course will allow you to refresh your knowledge of the entire Intermediate Syllabus, go through some corrections and ask any questions that you may have. A thorough working knowledge of the syllabus is essential to this course, as this will not be taught from scratch. 


Further information



Please note that this event has been priced at 2022 CPD prices. However  courses taking place March 2023 onwards will be subject to increase. 

Times and dates

Please note that all course dates and times are stated in Greenwich Mean Time. Courses will include time for breaks; however, the exact timing of this break may vary from course to course.


In the instance of a change to availability, we may need to find an alternative lecturer (than the one originally scheduled) to lead a course. This will not affect the content covered in the course.

CPD hours

All hours stated next to each course refer to the earned CPD hours. This will be reflected on each certificate of attendance that you will receive.

Waiting list 

If a course you wish to attend has sold out, please contact us via email to be added to the waiting list.

Terms and conditions 

Please refer below for the full terms and conditions of your booking, including details about refunds.

Further questions

If you have any further questions, please contact and a member of the CPD team will get back to you.


Booking terms and conditions


Booking Conditions

All fees must be paid in full, with cleared funds, before bookings close for the course. Delegates may only attend once payment has been made. Payment will not be accepted on the day of the course unless under exceptional mitigating circumstances where this has been formally agreed by Education and Training.


Cancellations must be made via email to

  • For any cancellations made less than 21 days before the event, the ISTD will retain 50% of the total booking fee.
  • For any cancellations made less than 14 days before the event, the ISTD will retain 75% of the total booking fee.
  • For any cancellations made less than 7 days before the event, the ISTD will retain the total booking fee.

Under exceptional circumstances or where a doctor’s certificate is provided a full or partial refund may be given at the discretion of the Education and Training department.

In the event that event delivery is affected by a local lockdown or any other force majeure, we will do our best to make alternative arrangements in order to ensure the course can go ahead. However, if this is not possible, delegates will be contacted and offered a refund or a credit note.

Where the attendee tests positive for Covid-19, via a PCR or lateral flow test, and the period of compulsory self-isolation means they are unable to attend the event - a full credit note will be issued. Credit note is to be used within 24 months of the event date and refunds will not be issued.

Delegates are advised to book refundable travel and/or accommodation, as the ISTD will not refund any incurred costs if the event does not take place.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

Further Information

Certificates of attendance will be sent to each delegate via email as a PDF document, after the CPD event has taken place. The CPD hours on the certificate will reflect the time attended by the participant with time deducted for late arrival or early departure from the session.

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing has the right to refuse bookings on the grounds of health and safety.

Course delegates are responsible for their own personal property and safety. 

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing reserves the right to record any CPD for the purpose of further training.

Filming /photography / recording of any content displayed or discussed during the class is not permitted by any delegate.

All work displayed is the intellectual property of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and appointed lecturers.

Behaviour and Conduct

Should any delegate display behaviour or conduct that is not deemed appropriate or respectful during or after the event then they may be asked to leave for the benefit of the other attendees.

How we use your information

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