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In-studio courses

In-Studio: Imperial Ballet CPD - London 2022

Join the Imperial Ballet Faculty back in the studio for 'Intermediate vocabulary analysis and alternative variation number 2' course.

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ISTD HQ

Wednesday 1 Jun

Workshops

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Scholars Audition 2022

Audition for the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Scholars Scheme to receive free weekly ballet lessons. Auditions take place 18 June.

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Arts Educational Schools, 14 Bath Road, London, W4 1LW

Saturday 18 Jun

Competitions

DFR Area Competitions

Regional competitions for Disco, Freestyle and Rock 'n' Roll dancers.

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Various

Sunday 19 Jun

Awards

Modern Theatre - Janet Cram Awards 2022

After two successful days of online heats, join us in person for the live Finals.

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The Greenwood Theatre, London

Sunday 19 Jun

Workshops

Online: June and July CPD

Join the Education and Training Team in June and July for Online CPD.

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Online

Saturday 25 Jun

Awards

Imperial Classical Ballet - Solo Performance Awards 2022

Annual awards for pupils of ISTD Teachers. Entries are now closed. Video submissions are due 16 May.

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Online

Monday 27 Jun

Competitions

International Modern Theatre Awards 2022

Online competition designed for our international members, celebrating the Modern Theatre genre. Entries are now closed. Video submissions due...

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Online

Friday 1 Jul

Online courses

Safeguarding and Best Practice CPD Training (July)

Invest two hours over two sessions and update your safeguarding knowledge.

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Online

Friday 15 Jul

Competitions

Street Dance Competition Day 2022

Join us in Portsmouth this July for a day of Street dance competitions.

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Mountbatten Centre, Alex Way, Portsmouth

Sunday 24 Jul

Webinars

Talking Dance Science: ‘Being a 21st century dance teacher’

We have collaborated with The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and Safe in Dance International (SiDI)...

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Online

Sunday 31 Jul

Testimonial

"We are committed to supporting teachers in building a sustainable and rewarding career."

GINNY BROWN

Chief Executive