1. You are here:
  2. Home
  3. Join
  4. About Membership
  5. Which membership is for you?
  6. Full Teaching Membership

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 rates run 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. Renewal falls on 1 April.

Full Teaching Membership UK International (Including EU, excluding South Africa*)
Rate from 1 April 2024  – 31 March 2025 £135 £122

If you are joining from South Africa, please contact the membership team for fee details.

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

Unlock access to the world of dance - join today

Join today