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Demonstrate your commitment to high-quality training with our Full Teaching Membership.

Who can become a Full Teaching member?

Designed for ISTD-qualified dance teachers and approved non-ISTD-qualified teachers who are actively teaching dance and entering students for exams.


What is the eligibility criteria?

Over 18 years old and hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. The ISTD level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE)
  2. The ISTD Associate qualification
  3. The ISTD Associate Diploma qualification or above
  4. The ISTD Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy (DDP)
  5. Non-ISTD dance teacher qualifications, that are approved by the Society. E.g. teachers who have trained with approved organisations such as RAD and have appropriate Ofqual regulated qualifications from CDMT-regulated awarding body or equivalent international training. Please upload your highest-level qualification certificate during the online joining (you can submit further certificates and evidence of teaching experience or CPD by email to Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. 


Member benefits

  • Use the Registered Member logo to promote your status as a member
  • Display the designation after your name e.g., Jane Smith LISTD to demonstrate your professional status
  • Register on Find a Dance Teacher to increase your visibility and expand your business
  • Enter students for ISTD examinations
  • Receive free Dance Magazines and keep up to date with the latest news, dance teaching tips, and hot topics. Issued three times a year (subscription worth £25 UK and EU/ International £30)
  • Access exclusive events and a wide range of syllabus and non-syllabus training
  • Get member discounts on CPD courses
  • Access a range of business and marketing tools and assets to help promote and grow your business
  • Use 5% discount in the Society shop (applied automatically when logged into the member area)
  • Receive discounts on advertising in Dance magazine and in the classified advertising section of the website
  • Gain access to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Vetting Scheme
  • Be part of a dance community through our online forums, getting regular updates on genre-specific news and build valuable networks
  • Wherever you are in the UK and across the world, we have representatives on hand - access our Regional and International representatives network
  • Gain access to exclusive offers and discounts from our trusted partners including dance teacher insurance, business support, and more
  • Enjoy full voting rights (except for those holding just an ISTD Associate qualification).
  • As a Full member, you are eligible to stand for Faculty Committee elections. Represent member views and expertise in the development of syllabi and examination work in the genre/s you specialise in.
  • Search for dance teaching jobs and schools for sale in the classified advertising section of the website

Child student with adult teacher in examination setting

Membership fees

Membership runs from 1 April to 31 March but you can join us at any time throughout the year. Please note there is a one-off enrolment fee payment of £10 per application.

Full Teaching subscription Rate from 1 Apr – 31 Mar 2023/24
UK £130
International including EU £117


Concessionary rates are available in extenuating circumstances, please contact for more information.

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