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If you are working towards your Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) or Associate qualification then Provisional Membership is your first step to a career in teaching dance.

Who can become a Provisional Member?

Aspiring Society qualified teachers looking to become Full Teaching members. Provisional Membership is also open to non-Society qualified teachers looking to progress their careers.

What is the eligibility criteria?

Theatre Dance: You must be aged 16 years and over and be working towards your Intermediate Advanced 1 or Advanced 2 Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE)
Dancesport: You must be aged 16 years and over and hold the student-teacher qualification.

Non-Society qualified? If you are aged 16 years and over, contact education@istd.org to discuss your options for pursuing training with the Society. Once you are enrolled on a vocational programme of study, you can submit an application for Provisional Membership.

Provisional Membership is a step towards Full Membership and Full Membership must be achieved within five years of first attaining Provisional membership.

Member Benefits

  • Discounts on advertising in Dance magazine and in the classified advertising section of the website
  • Dance Magazine issued three times a year (subscription worth £25 UK and EU/ International £30)
  • 5% discount in the Society shop (applied automatically when logged into the member area)
  • Access to CPD courses and events
  • Access to Faculty Facebook Groups for top-tips and advice
  • Access to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Vetting Scheme
  • 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.

Provisional subscription New rates available for the UK (Normally at £75) and international members (Normally at £67) - £50 until 1 April 2023.

Join this October to receive the full 18 months of membership for just £50

Sign up before 31 December 2021 and receive a limited-edition goody bag full of exclusive Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing merchandise including our special branded tote bag, notebooks and postcards.

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