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Join us for this online training with Modern Theatre lecturers Ruth Armstrong and Angeliki Andrinopoulou.

Course Information


Thursday 6 April, 09:00 - 16:30 BST (6 CPD hours) 

Modern Theatre: Revise and Regenerate - Revision of Intermediate Modern (Options A and B) to Free Music Playlist

Please note, this course will NOT include the Option B Floor Sequence, Amalgamations or analysis of Dance Vocabulary and 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 and 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 and 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 2 syllabi. 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!



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Further information


Times and dates

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

Closing dates

Bookings for courses close 4 days before each is due to take place. Therefore tickets may not always be available to purchase via the website However if you contact us via email we may be able to manually book you onto the 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 to our website 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 will only be provided with zoom details and have access to online courses once payment has been made.

Each participant (irrespective of whether they are sharing a studio or device) is required to pay for their place on the course. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not pass on the zoom login details or allow anybody that has not booked, to join the course on any device.

Cancellations must be made via email to 

  • For any cancellations made less than 10 days before the event, the ISTD will retain 50% of the total booking fee.
  • For any cancellations made less than 7 days before the event, the ISTD will retain 75% of the total booking fee.
  • For any cancellations made less than 4 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 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.

We cannot account for the strength of delegate internet connection and ask that each attendee check the connection before each course. In the case of loss of connection part-way through a course, refunds will not be given. Where possible, we may offer you an alternative course to attend. This will be at the discretion of the Director of Education.

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 or if acceptance would contravene its Regulatory Authority Approval.

Course delegates are responsible for their own personal property and safety. Delegates must ensure that they follow the appropriate health and safety warnings, including:

  • Ensuring the space is environmentally equipped and safe (i.e. proper lighting and adequate temperature).
  • Having enough room to participate in the activity without there being any obvious risk of injury to the participant, to others, or risk of any damage to the surrounding property.
  • Ensuring that the flooring in the room is appropriate for the activity to be undertaken.
  • That no other adult is observing during the course without the prior knowledge and permission of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

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

Filming/photography/recording of any content displayed or discussed during the online 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. Recording the lectures would be a breach of copyright and anyone found doing so may be removed from the session and future bookings.


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By acknowledging and agreeing to these terms, I consent to ISTD photographing or videoing me at this event. I can confirm that I have been made aware that these images or videos could be used in dance-related publications, the ISTD website, at future events, and broadcast on social media or video streaming services. I give the ISTD permission without a time limit to use this photography or video (including facial images) worldwide on any medium.

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