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Are children allowed to attend this event?

Graduation is a formal event that runs over a number of hours and is therefore not the most suitable environment for young children. However, If you would like to bring your child, then please make sure to note this at the point of booking (including their age) and we will do our best to accommodate. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times they are in the venue.

Children over the age of 5 will require their own ticket, therefore please take this into consideration when booking your two allocated tickets.

Are digital report sheets secure?

Concerns have been raised, about if it’s possible to change the marks before printing them off. Changing the marks is illegal. So, the integrity of our members means that this would not be something that would happen. If it did, we would be required to pursue this type of fraudulent activity to the full extent of the law. Naturally we are confident that this is not something that our members would entertain.

Are there any cancellation fees?

Charges apply for cancellations 6 weeks prior to the examination date of £100 per day.

Booking terms and conditions

Booking Conditions

  • All fees must be paid in full at the time of booking in order to secure graduation tickets.
  • Payment on the day of the event is not acceptable.
  • Bookings cancelled In advance of the day will not be refunded unless a medical certificate is provided or under exceptional circumstances. The ISTD also reserve the right to retain all or part of the event fee should the cancellation be made with more than one month’s notice.
  • Due to the nature of the event the ISTD is also unable to refund any participant who is unwell and unable to attend the event on the day. 
  • 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.
  • Delegates should inform the ISTD of access needs or special requirements at the time of booking so that we can make reasonable adjustments where possible and ensure that we can facilitate and support the delegate or guests.
  • Delegates are responsible for their own personal property during the event itself. The ISTD cannot accept responsibility for any loss, theft or damage caused to personal effects.
  • Travel to the event is the responsibility of the delegate. The ISTD cannot refund any individuals/s should they arrive late or miss the event entirely.
  • The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing has the right to refuse bookings on the grounds of health and safety.


Behaviour and Conduct

Should any delegate or guest 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 patrons.


Photography and recording

  • The ISTD is committed to the principle that the interests and welfare of participants taking part in dance activities is paramount. To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, ISTD needs your permission before we take any photography or video of you.
  • 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 video 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 time limit to use this photography or video (including facial images) worldwide on any medium.



Can Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 candidates be examined in a private session?

For traditional examination sessions, 60% of the exam day should be made up of vocational candidates (this includes Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate levels). There are no restrictions for remote examinations, however, please provide alternative examination dates for us to work with.

Can any school become an ADC?

If your school is interested in becoming an Approved Dance Centre, they would need to offer the Level 4 DDE. If your school is interested in offering the DDE please contact Applications to become an ADC are welcome at any time. If you want to deliver our graded and vocational graded examinations and class tests, your school does not need to become an ADC. Instead, your school must have a qualified Society teacher with a current and appropriate level of membership. 

Can candidates perform in costume?

Yes. There is no uniform required to enter the Challenge - the only thing that matters is that candidates can move comfortably and safely.

Can I cancel my examination session?

Yes, however, if you cancel an exam day within six weeks of your exam date then you will be liable for a £100 cancellation fee for each day cancelled. Please be aware that examiners make travel and accommodation arrangements several months in advance of your exam day. Cancelling your exam session at any point after they have been appointed to you therefore causes considerable inconvenience. We would kindly ask that you avoid cancellations wherever possible.

Can I get a refund if my candidate is injured/ill?

Teachers may apply for a 50% refund if your candidate is injured/ill provided we receive a completed refund within 4 weeks of an exam date, accompanied by medical evidence of the illness or injury.

Please notify us immediately of any timetable changes by emailing

Can I make any amendments to my timetable?

Candidates can be deleted at any point prior to submitting your timetable and you will not be charged for their fee. Once the timetable has been submitted, amendments can be made up to five working days prior to the exam by emailing the exam department.

Once your amendment has been made you will need to log onto your session to make any additional            payments due on the Fees tab. Failure to do so will delay your results and certificates being issued. Once a timetable has been submitted, candidates may not be withdrawn from a timetable.