Imperial Classical Ballet
The roots of Imperial Classical Ballet stem from the early days of the ISTD and the first written syllabus in 1913 which was based on the teaching of the French School from the Paris Opéra. The syllabus has now evolved to promote the English classical style and address the changing needs of Ballet dancers today.
Bursary Awards competitors are drawn from the winners of the Imperial Classical Ballet Senior Awards upon recommendation from the Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty.
Imperial Ballet in the ISTD shop
The following new DVD and CD's are available from shop.istd.org from January 2020: Imperial Ballet Advanced 1 and 2 DVDs; Class Examinations Pre-Primary, Primary and 1; Class Examinations 2, 3 and 4 CDs. Please visit the ISTD shop.
Please note the following amendments to examinations worldwide (since September 2015)
Changes to Licentiate and Fellowship Entry and Requirements (effective since January 2016)
The Faculty Newsletter now includes information and events for both the Imperial Ballet and National Dance Faculties. This publication can be sent on request to any teacher via email in March and August each year and there is now no charge for this service.
|Download the Imperial Classical Ballet syllabus outline from the theatre dance syllabus page.|
17 MarCOVID-19: Updated Guidance for members, examiners, students and staff
13 MarApplications are now open for further Contemporary Dance examiners.
Thursday 25 June