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Workshops

An Exploration of Cecchetti Upper Body Movement

Attendees will study many aspects of the Cecchetti vocational syllabus up to and including Diploma.

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Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, 22-26 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4QE

Sunday 6 Feb

Courses

Modern Theatre CPD - London 2022

Join us in the studio for a live revised 'Bridging the Gap between Intermediate and Advanced 1' course.

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Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, 22-26 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4QE

Tuesday 15 Feb

Webinar

Membership Matters with Guest Speaker: Jessica Allen

Join us to discuss trans and non-binary inclusion within dance and meet Jessica Allen as she shares her lived...

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Online

Thursday 17 Feb

Workshops

Membership Matters with Guest Speaker: Anna Olejnicki

Anna will talk about her project broadening access to dance through sport.

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Online

Tuesday 15 Mar

Workshops

Safeguarding and Best Practice CPD Training – March and July

Invest three hours of your time over three sessions to ensure that your safeguarding knowledge and skills are up...

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Online

Monday 28 Mar

Competitions

Classical Greek Festival 2022

Enter this competition for young dancers worldwide to celebrate the Classical Greek genre. Entries close 10 March 2022.

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Online

Thursday 31 Mar

Workshops

How to Use Sport as a Creative Tool for Dance

We welcome back Anna Olejnicki in this practical session as she looks at broadening access to dance through sport.

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60 Upper Allen St 60 Upper Allen Street Sheffield S3

Sunday 10 Apr

Competitions

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Bursary Awards Selection Event 2022

Annual selection event for pupils of ISTD Cecchetti teachers. Entries open 7 February and will close 14 March 2022.

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Online

Monday 16 May

Awards

Modern Theatre - Janet Cram Awards 2022

These renowned awards return in a hybrid format; featuring online heats and a live final! Entries open 24 January.

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Heats: Online, Finals: The Greenwood Theatre, London

Monday 23 May

Awards

Imperial Classical Ballet - Solo Performance Awards 2022

Annual awards for pupils of ISTD Teachers. Entries will open 11 February and close 7 April 2022.

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Online

Wednesday 22 Jun

Testimonial

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

GINNY BROWN

Chief Executive Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing