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Modern Ballroom

This dance style includes several techniques such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Ballroom Tango. These are all social dances which were seen throughout Western Society from around the beginning of the twentieth century. These dance techniques vary in style but are all partner dances; today they are most commonly seen at competitions, at social gatherings or on stage.

Click here to download our American Smooth Syllabus Outline. The up-to-date Modern Ballroom Syllabus Outline will be available shortly.

Ballroom competition rules: At present the rules are being revamped and new rules will appear here for the 2015 season.

Please note: The Modern Ballroom Faculty Committee is up for re-election this year. Anyone wishing to be nominated should contact Dawn James.

The ISTD celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014

Please click here to download a fascinating new history of the Modern Ballroom Faculty, written to mark the occassion.

ISTD Modern Ballroom History

 If you would like to find out more about ISTD history please click here to order your copy of 100 Years of Dance.


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