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Event details


The Ballroom, Latin, and Sequence Faculties are pleased to welcome you to the Medallist Series 2024/25. We are excited to be back around the UK and look forward to seeing your pupils competing once again at our area competitions. Pupils can take part in a range of events throughout the day including:
  • Solo Events (partnered)
  • Newcomers events for those new to competitions
  • Couples events


Saturday 31 August
BLS Medallist Weekend  – Chessington
Medallist Series Competition

Sunday 1 September 2024
BLS Medallist Weekend  – Chessington
120 Celebration: Ballroom Latin Sequence Congress

Sunday 6 October 2024
BLS Medallist Series – Berkhamsted

Sunday 1 December 2024

BLS Medallist Series – Dorset

Sunday 19 January 2025
BLS Medallist Series – Canvey Island


Please note:

Only teachers may purchase entry ticket/s for competitors/s. Once ticket orders have been received teachers will be sent the following:

  • Submit your School information and disclaimer via a Jot Form link.
  • Tickets for the event
  • A running order for the events and category start times will be sent out the week prior to the competition


Dancesport Bursary


The Ballroom, Latin, and Sequence Faculties are pleased to announce that all Juvenile and Junior competitors attending any of the four events during the 2024/2025 season and placing in a final, will be awarded points towards our new Bursary Award. Points will be awarded to those placing in all Solo events (not couples) in all three genres of Ballroom, Latin, and Sequence.

Points will be awarded to all finalists in the Juvenile and Junior sections of our listed events. The competitors with the two highest ranking scores after the final event will be announced as Bursary winners and funds will be made available to extend and assist with their further training.


Information for Teachers

The bursary-winning pupils will also be awarded bursaries to assist with broadening the outreach of their schools. More information coming soon.

The Margaret Connon Bursary will be presented to the winner of the Juvenile Section.

The Anne Lingard Bursary will be presented to the winner of the Junior Section.

Read more here on Dancesport bursary details.


Entry criteria and eligibility


  • All competitors must be entered by an ISTD teaching member.
  • Open to all pupils of ISTD members who have previously taken an ISTD Medal Test or intend on doing so in the near future.
  • The age categories are as follow:
  • Juvenile: 11 years and under, including Under 6 and Under 8 events
  • Juniors: 12 years to 15 years
  • Adults: 16 years and over and have been split in to 16-25, 26-40,41-64, 65 and over
  • Competitors must have been trained and be partnered by teachers/assistants from the ISTD School entering them for the competition.
  • Competitors should enter the examination level they are currently working at. Teachers may use their discretion and enter pupils at a higher level due to the current restrictions on examinations imposed by the pandemic.
  • Competitors entering a ‘Newcomers’ event may enter this section only in the one dance events on the same day.
  • Newcomers may enter this category a maximum of three times in each genre after which they must move to the relevant examination level


  • No late entries will be accepted.
  • BDC rules are used for clothing for juveniles.
  • Newcomers events are day dress only, no competitive wear is allowed.
  • Suitable footwear required for all competitors
  • Make-up – as appropriate for the age range.

Syllabus restrictions for all events in Ballroom and Latin:

  • Newcomers and Bronze and below competitors are restricted to the Bronze/ Associate Syllabus
  • Silver/Gold competitors are restricted to the Gold / Fellowship Syllabus
  • Silver and Above Under 12 and Under 14 competitors are restricted to Gold / Fellowship Syllabus
  • Gold star and Awards are Open Syllabus with no restrictions

For Classical Sequence competitors

  • Teachers are advised to study and follow the charts for each of the respective dances


  • Finalists will receive medals and awards on the day.
  • All prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicators.

Health and Safety

  • Safe dance practice is paramount.
  • Dancers should ensure they are fully warmed up before competing with will enable them to perform in a safe manner, which will not cause injury.
  • Good floor craft from those partnering is expected.


Terms and Conditions

  • Anyone competing in this event does so at their own risk. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing will not accept any responsibility for any injury howsoever caused.
  • A media consent form will be required.
  • By entering your competitors’, you have agreed on your competitors’ behalf, if they are selected as a winner or for any commendation, for their name and possibly footage of them dancing, may be published on ISTD marketing / social media channels.
  • 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 health and safety regulations and the competitor rules.
  • The Adjudicators’ decision is final, individual feedback will not be provided.
  • The integrity of the teacher is relied upon to ensure that the rules are followed by all participants to enable the smooth running of the event.

*The competition relies on a certain number of entries being received. If insufficient entries are received the competition may not be viable and in this case entry fees will be returned. Competitors must be made aware of this by their teacher in advance. If the competition cannot take place teachers will be advised by email.



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