We invite you to join our Heads of Faculty Development (HoFD) and Faculty Committee members for our Teacher Support Sessions.
Whether you are an experienced or newly qualified teacher, all are welcome.
These informal sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to access support with any element of the syllabus. These sessions are for members only and can be accessed through the registration links below.
Please note these sessions are not recorded for future viewing.
The teacher support sessions will be hosted online via Zoom by our HoFD on the following dates:
Modern Theatre Session:
Date and Time: Friday 15 December 2023, 10:00-11:00am (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for Modern Theatre, Lisa Harrison Jones
Cecchetti Classical Ballet session:
Date and time: Monday 18 December 2023, 10:00-11:00am (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for Cecchetti Classical Ballet, Philippa McMeechan
Date and time: Tuesday 9 January 2024, 11.00-12:00pm (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for Tap, Jason Di Mascio
DFR and Street session:
Date and time: Wednesday 17 January 2024 - 10:00am-11:00am (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for DFR, Amanda Tapp
Imperial Classical Ballet Session:
Date and time: Thursday 18 January 2024 - 2:00pm-3:00pm (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for Imperial Classical Ballet, Pippa Cobbing
Date and time: Wednesday 24 January 2024, 11.30-12.30pm (GMT)
Led by Head of Strategic Projects and Development Activities, Michaela Stannard
Date and time: Thursday 25 January 2024 - 10:00am-11:00am (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for Modern Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence, Malcolm Hill
Date and time: Thursday 8 February 2024 - 2:00pm-3:00pm (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for National, Pippa Cobbing
Classical Greek Session:
Date and time: Thursday 29 February 2024 - 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT)
Led by Head of Faculty Development for Classical Greek, Pippa Cobbing
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Who are the Faculty committees?
The Faculty committees provide a two-way channel for communication and consultation within the wider membership body. Each dance faculty committee is elected by the eligible full-teaching and life members of the ISTD.
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.
Find out more about them here.
The aim of this session is to discuss your syllabus faculty questions and help highlight what is needed to improve examination components with your dancers, such as Line and Style, Limbering, Quality of Movement, Rhythm-Improvisation and Dance Movements. As well as any challenges and reflections you may have from your classes that you wish to share, which could be anything from the Option A/B syllabus to examination preparation, and exam footwear to discussions about free work.
These meetings will not be recorded for future viewing.