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Welcome to this year’s UK and International Janet Cram Awards !

Sincerest thanks to those that participated in the live and online heats this year! 

All Finalists, whether from the UK or Internationally, are invited to our live finals in London on 16 June to perform in front of industry and faculty adjudicators. All participants will receive virtual certificates and winners will receive trophies/medals and prizes at the live final. If finalists are unable to attend the live finals in person, they will be acknowledged to mark their achievement of being a 2024 finalist.


Ticket Information

Competitor live finals entry fee (per competitor) by invite only: £10.00

Audience tickets for live finals (full day access): £25.00

Concession audience tickets for live finals (full day access), Under 11s and over 65s: £18.00

1 free, teacher ticket available per school. Further information on how to claim this ticket will be available to teachers.


Competitor eligibility information

Our refreshed Cram class format will remain in three categories; Junior, Senior and Premier and will follow a class format as in previous years of a Set Warm Up, and two free contrasting sequences, choreographed by our industry teachers. This will be new work, not seen at the live regional or online heats.


8yrs to 11yrs on 1 September 2023

Must have passed ISTD Grade 3 or 4 Modern and no higher.


11yrs to 14yrs on 1 September 2023

Must have passed ISTD Grade 4, 5 or 6 Modern and no higher.


13yrs to 18yrs on 1 September 2023

Must have passed ISTD Grade 6, Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate Modern or Advanced 1 Modern and no higher.


• Use of personal recording equipment is NOT permitted for any live/online heat or live final.

Promotional assets

Download promotional assets below to share on Instagram and provide to parents and guardians of competitors for them to use too. Click to download:

Member assets

Janet Cram 2024 Finals Member 1     Janet Cram 2024 Finals Member 2

Student assets

Janet Cram 2024 Finals Student 1     Janet Cram 2024 Finals Student 2


Live finals class content


  1. Set Grade 4 Warm Up
  2. One longer Unset sequence
  3. One shorter elevated sequence.

Free work may include the following technical content from Grade 3 and 4:

  • Circular Spring
  • Side Kicks
  • Front Kicks
  • Spin Turns at high level
  • Triple Runs
  • Split Runs forwards


  1. Set Grade 5 Warm Up.
  2. One longer Unset sequence
  3. One shorter elevated sequence.

Free work may include the following technical content as below:

  • Single Pirouette at low level, inwards/outwards
  • Side Kicks
  • Front Kicks 
  • Any Dance vocabulary steps from Grades 4 and 5


  1. Grade 6 Warm Up.
  2. One longer Unset sequence
  3. One shorter elevated sequence.

Free work may include the following technical content:

  • Any Dance vocabulary steps from Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate
  • Double Pirouette at high or low level, inwards/outwards

Please note that  NO SOLOS DANCES will be required at the live finals.



To be confirmed in due course.


Dancewear company Dansez has partnered with the ISTD to create a sustainable, inclusive and quality uniform range, that offers flexibility and good value for both class and examination wear. Dansez has been leading the dancewear market for over 45 years with exceptional quality and design.

Our ambition to be a truly inclusive Society for all and encourage diversity in our dance community has motivated an update of our recommended ISTD examination uniform. Launching Summer 2024: our new, inclusive, and sustainable recommended examination uniform.

Janet Cram category winners, runners-up and commendations will receive Dansez vouchers, amount TBC.

Dansez logo in black

Janet Cram 2024 T-Shirt


In the ISTD’s 120th year, we are delighted have bespoke Janet Cram 2024 t-shirts available! Please add to your cart when booking your tickets and pick up from the live finals. 

Child T-Shirt - £13.50. Available in the following sizes:

  • Youth Large (ages 9-11, chest 32)
  • Youth Extra Large (ages 12-13, chest 34)

Adult T-shirt - £17.00. Available in the following sizes:

  • Small - (chest 34-36)
  • Medium - (chest 38)
  • Large - (chest 40-42)
  • Extra Large (chest 44-46)

Order yours by 2 June! T-shirts are made specifically to order and we regret no refunds or exchanges can be made after 2 June. To amend or cancel your order, please email by 9am on 3 June.

Material: 100% ringspun cotton
Weight: White 144 gsm, Cols 153 gsm

Janet Cram 2024 T-Shirt

Terms and conditions

Booking terms and conditions

  • Competitors must be studying with an ISTD Modern Theatre member and must be entered by the named ISTD member. 
  • All entries to be submitted by the teacher and not by the parents/guardian. Receipt for acknowledgement of entry will be emailed to the teacher by way of an automatic confirmation email. 
  • Teachers and competitors shall agree to abide by ALL the rules laid down for the Competition and shall accept the Adjudicator's decision as final. No individual feedback will be given. 
  • Anyone competing in this event does so at their own risk and parents/carers will be asked to confirm their child is fit to participate. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing will not accept any responsibility for any injury. 
  • Principals & Teachers – Please ensure all teachers involved in preparing pupils for the competition, are fully aware of and understand the competition rules.
  • By entering the competition, the competitor confirms they are eligible to enter.
  • Upon submission of your application on your competitor’s behalf you are agreeing to the criteria set above and that you agree to adhere to Terms & Conditions. 

Cancellation policy

  • We regret that no refunds are payable once tickets are purchased and payment received.
  • However, in the event that the ISTD cancel the event, a full refund will be processed

Professional etiquette

  • Please observe professional courtesy and if any teacher has concerns that need to be raised during the competition day, please email
  • Any complaint regarding eligibility for this competition must be submitted to the Head of Faculty Development in writing to to be dealt with in the appropriate manner
  • The integrity of the teacher is relied upon to ensure that the behaviour and conduct of their competitors on the day of the heats and finals are professional and do not disturb the enjoyment of others and the smooth running of the event.

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