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Levels of Membership

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Whatever your dance style or teaching level, find an ISTD membership category to suit you.

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Full Teaching Membership  

Enter your students for ISTD exams, vote in elections, advertise your credentials and take advantage of our full range of benefits!

This membership category is intended for those who are actively teaching dance.

Members must ensure that their subscription is fully up-to-date before being allowed to enter candidates for examinations.


Who can join as a Full Teaching member?

Theatre Faculty members aged 18 and over who hold the ISTD Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE), Certificate in Dance Education (CDE), the Associate Diploma, Associate or above. Dancesport Faculty members aged 18 and over who hold the Dancesport Associate qualification, Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE), Certificate in Dance Education (CDE) or above.

Please note: Full Teaching or Provisional Theatre members are able to enter any genre of candidates for examination. Provisional Dancesport members may teach candidates only under the guidance of a Full Dancesport member and any candidate taught by the Provisional Dancesport member must be entered for examination by the Full Dancesport member. 

Full Teaching benefits

  • Apply for Full Teaching membershipEnter students for ISTD examinations
  • DANCE magazine quarterly
  • Ability to use the ISTD logo
  • Ability to use your ISTD designation (i.e. Jane Smith LISTD)
  • Discounts on courses & events
  • Discounted rate at ISTD2 Dance Studios
  • Discounts on ads in DANCE and ISTD website
  • 5% discount in the ISTD shop
  • Free use of the ISTD Library
  • Free registration on dance-teachers.org
  • Access to My ISTD online members' area
  • Ability to join the ISTD dance insurance scheme (UK)
  • Access to DBS Vetting Scheme
  • Full voting rights (except those holding just an Associate qualification)

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Joint Membership  

For any two Full Teaching members - save money and register with one address.

Both Joint members continue to receive the same benefits as Full Teaching members, but only one copy of DANCE magazine is sent to the address. 

Please contact the Marketing & Membership Support Services Department to apply for Joint Membership. Please note, both members must have previously been Full Teaching members.

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Provisional Membership

Provisional membership allows teachers to enter candidates for examinations, while still in training themselves.

Members within the UK must be working towards their Level 3 Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) and Diploma in Dance Education (DDE).

International members should be working towards gaining their Associate whilst under Provisional membership.

Who can join as a Provisional member?

Anyone aged 18 and over who is working towards their Full Teaching membership qualification(s). Members in this category must achieve Full Teaching membership within eight years (DDE within the EU) / five years (Associate outside the EU). Applications for Provisional membership are accepted from the following:

  • Those holding any one or more of the following ISTD qualifications: Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, Student Teacher or Level 3 Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI), or Foundation in Dance Instruction (FDI).
  • Those with no teaching qualifications held with any examination board. In order to be granted membership in this category a CV and covering letter must be submitted for approval by the appropriate Faculty Board.
  • Those holding teaching qualifications with other examination boards.
 
Please note: Full Teaching or Provisional Theatre members are able to enter any genre of candidates for examination.  Provisional Dancesport members may teach candidates only under the guidance of a Full Dancesport member and any candidate taught by the Provisional Dancesport member must be entered for examination by the Full Dancesport member. 

Provisional benefits

  • Apply for Provisional membershipEnter students for ISTD examinations
  • DANCE magazine quarterly
  • Ability to use the ISTD logo
  • Discounts on courses & events
  • Discounted rate at ISTD2 Dance Studios
  • Discounts on ads in DANCE and ISTD website
  • 5% discount in the ISTD shop
  • Free use of the ISTD Library
  • Free registration on dance-teachers.org (only for those with FDI or DDI qualification who are registered for the DDE)
  • Access to My ISTD online members' area
  • Ability to join the ISTD dance insurance scheme (UK)
  • Access to DBS Vetting Scheme

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Life Membership

Life members no longer pay a subscription and still receive the full benefits of membership.

Who can become a Life member?

Members who have held a Licentiate, Fellowship or Associate qualification in any ISTD Faculty, and who have been an ISTD member for at least 35 years continuously, may apply in writing to the Marketing & Membership Support Services Department for Life membership. An annual fee is required to continue to receive DANCE magazine.

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Non Teaching Membership

Taking a break from active teaching?

This is available to members who hold an Associate, Associate Diploma, DDE, CDE, Licentiate or Fellowship qualification and who are not actively teaching or entering candidates for examinations.

This category is intended for those who wish to maintain their membership status but may need to take time off from teaching. Please contact the Marketing & Membership Support Services Department to change to Non Teaching membership.

Non Teaching benefits

  • DANCE magazine quarterly
  • Discounts on courses & events
  • Discounted rate at ISTD2 Dance Studios
  • Discounts on ads in DANCE and ISTD website
  • 5% discount in the ISTD shop
  • Access to My ISTD online members' area
  • Ability to join the ISTD dance insurance scheme (UK)
  • Access to DBS Vetting Scheme
  • Free use of the ISTD Library

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Student Membership

Starting out on your teacher training?

Become an ISTD member and receive discounts on courses and training materials as you learn.

Who can join as a Student member?

Those who are currently not teaching, but intend upon a career in dance and who hold an Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 or the FDI or DDI qualifications with a Theatre Faculty.

Student benefits

  • Apply for Student membershipDANCE magazine quarterly
  • Discounts on courses & events
  • Discounted rate at ISTD2 Dance Studios
  • Discounts on ads in DANCE and ISTD website
  • 5% discount in the ISTD shop
  • Access to My ISTD online members' area
  • Ability to join the ISTD dance insurance scheme (UK)
  • Access to DBS Vetting Scheme
  • Free use of the ISTD Library

 

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Contact Us  

ISTD Membership Support Services

Tel: +44 (0)20 7377 1577
Email: membership@istd.org

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