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This genre covers a wide range of European Folk Dance including Scottish, Finnish, Danish and English to name but a few. These traditional dances were developed by communities in the corresponding country and help provide a sense of community and awareness of others.

Download a history of the National Dance Faculty. If you would like to find out more about ISTD history you can order your copy of 100 Years of Dance from our online shop.

 Recent Faculty Notices


Changes to Licentiate and Fellowship Entry and Requirements (effective since January 2016)

Bursary Awards
Bursary Award Competitors are drawn from winners of the Grandison Clark Awards upon recommendation from the National Dance Faculty.

ISTD Syllabus Outlines


Download the National syllabus from the theatre dance syllabus page.

Teachers are reminded that in the Revised Vocational Graded Syllabus three Balkan dances are to be presented. If the following countries are chosen there are to be three dances shown from each:
Intermediate Foundation – Serbia
Intermediate – Romania
Advanced 1 – Macedonia/Croatia
Advanced 2 – Bulgaria 

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To open an account, or shop now if you already have an IDS account, call +44 (0)1626 36 3232 or visit www.ids.co.uk.


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