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Winning ballroom dancers rock Blackpool at a national competition
Harwich and Manningtree Standard, 19th November 2019

BALLROOM dancers showed their prowess to judges at a glittering competition nearly 300 miles away.

Gemma Miles

Dancing mum steps back in time with trophy wins
Henley Standard, 15th November 2019

A BALLROOM dancer won two trophies in a national competition after taking part for the first time in four years.

Stars of the Future competition

Swinging and swaying
Barbados Today, 23rd October 2019

The 2019 edition of the Livy and Betty Alleyne Ballroom Dance Centre Stars of the Future competition...

Paula Goodyear

A Lifetime’s contribution to Dance for Paula
The Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal, 19th October 2019

A woman who has dedicated her life to the world of Ballroom Dancing has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Amy-Leigh Academy of Dance

Linton dance school shines on debut appearance at national competition
Haverhill Echo, 18th October 2019

A dance school in Linton had a debut to remember at a national final after coming away with two champions and two top-five finishes...


Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage dance pupils among those to succeed at a national competition
Welwyn Hatfield Times, 8th October 2019

Dancers from Welwyn Hatfield, North Herts and beyond had a second year of success at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) national grand finals.

AMPA Education

City’s ballet school, AMPA Education to offer diverse dance courses
Saigon Online, 6th October 2019

Accordingly, the cooperation aims to expand the full-time training program of the VBSH by integrating dance subjects from the ISTD international curriculum...

Lauren Blanchard

New dance studio to open in Scunthorpe for people of all ages
Grimsby Live, 30th September 2019

Lauren Blanchard who danced with stage star Adam Garcia to open a new studio. Lauren is a qualified ISTD dance teacher and students will be able to take examinations in different dance genres with the ISTD.

Shuswap Dance

Young Shuswap dancers broaden education and horizons
Salmon Arm Observer, 21st August 2019

Shuswap Dance Center teachers Carolyn Wonacott and Chelsey Klim attended the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) teachers course at the University of Chichester...

Sabah Dancesport Association President John Chong

Honours for Sabah Dancesport pioneer
Daily Express (independent national newspaper of East Malaysia), 13th June 2019

Sabah Dancesport Association President John Chong became the first Sabahan to receive the 2018 Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Dancesport International Imperial Award...

Dales dance student

Dales dance student takes three exams in one day — gets distinction in all
Richmondshire Today, 3rd May 2019

... Millie Holden, 14, from Redmire, gained the top mark in grades 3 and 4 ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance and silver jazz award with the examining body of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Simply Dance Students Nottingham dance students head to NYC
West Bridgford Wire, 25th April 2019

Six young students have won summer scholarships to New York to be trained by top US choreographers.
Coast Academy of Dance Students tested in classical ballet
Coast Reporter, 23rd March 2019

The Coast Academy of Dance (CAD) recently entered students from Grade 1 through to Advanced 2 for examinations in Imperial Classical Ballet, a faculty of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) based in London, England.
Sujata Banerjee Sujata Banerjee talks Indian Dance, Process & Education
DESIblitz, 24th January 2019

Sujata Banerjee is a Kathak dancer and teacher living in the UK who has had the honour of receiving an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List 2019.
Nicola and Stuart Goldby Historic Masonic Hall in Louth to be transformed in to dance school
Lincolnshire Live, 20th January 2019

Nicola Goldby who began teaching dance in 1990 said: “I am a fully qualified ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dancing and I am also qualified with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing..."
Huffpost Ballet Inspired By 'The Greatest Dancer'? Here's How To Find A Dance Style To Suit You
Huffington Post UK, 10th January 2019

To guarantee your ballet instructor knows their stuff, look for one who’s ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) or RAD (Royal Academy Of Dance) trained.
Pali Chandra Kathak ‘Instant results are impossible’ - Interview with Kathak danseuse Pali Chandra
The Hindu, 10th January 2019

Gurukul Studios on Wood Street has been bustling with practice sessions, demonstrations and workshops on Kathak since a year after Pali Chandra and her sister Somna Tugnait set up their studio in Bangalore.
Students from First Class Dance School Promising young dancers are ballroom and Latin stars
Dorset Echo, 3rd January 2019

First Class Dance School teaches ballroom and Latin dance to children and adults at studios in Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport.
Lisa McKenzie with class

Dads and daughters dance ballet
Lac La Biche Post, 5th December 2018

Lisa McKenzie a ballet, tap and modern jazz instructor from the County of Fife in Scotland, took over the special classes offered to NBDA members and their dads.

Whyalla Ballet School Tap, Jazz and Modern students

Great results from dance examinations
Whyalla News, 4th December 2018

On August 31 and September 2, Whyalla Ballet School Tap, Jazz and Modern students undertook their Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) exams held at the Whyalla Ballet School Studios.

Eleanor dancing in a competition

Derbyshire girl with diabetes defies the odds to be ballroom dance champ
Derbyshire Live, 17th November 2018

...despite her serious condition, Eleanor recently won the under-12 competition at the ISTD Grand Finals in Blackpool

Grace Claydon-Smith

Haverhill dancer Grace Claydon-Smith wins ISTD National Under-16 Latin title at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Haverhill Echo, 10th November 2018

A teenager from Haverhill has danced her way to an impressive second national title in the past three years.

Moonglow Dance School Dancers rock their way to success
Watford Observer, 20th October 2018

Moonglow Dance School in Watford attended the ISTD DFR National Grand Finals day at the Guildford Spectrum. They returned home victorious, with nine national champions and 28 of its dancers making the final sections
Prizes awarded by Twist & Pulse National success for young dancers from Welwyn and Stevenage
Welwyn Hatfield Times, 16th October 2018

Dancers from a school in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage have come home from a national competition weighed down with trophies awarded by Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse.
Hollie from Kandeez School of Dance Aylesbury dancers bring home trophies from national finals
The Bucks Herald, 13th October 2018

A team from Kandeez School of Dance brought home 11 trophies from a national dancing event in Surrey last weekend.
Coast Academy of Dance Coast Academy of Dance students qualify as teachers
Coast Reporter, 7th October 2018

The Coast Academy of Dance and Performing Arts is happy to announce the success of their senior students: Jessica Schweighardt, Bronte Hansen and Alyssa Rive.
Nicky Wilson Greenwich dance teacher shortlisted for top industry award
News Shopper, 29th September 2018

A Greenwich-based dance teacher is twirling towards the final of a national competition for her ‘outstanding’ leadership.
Wendy Reinhardt Dance teacher celebrates students’ victory
South Coast Sun, 25th September 2018

Wendy Reinhardt continues to produce the next crop of top dancers after 47 years in the business.
Amber, pupil at Whittaker Dance and Drama Centre Student is offered a place at The Arden School of Theatre
The Blackpool Gazette, 11th September 2018

Marton teenager Amber Brookes is certainly taking all the right steps towards her dream of performing in the West End.
Luca at the Dance World Cup

Ballet-dancing schoolboy comes fourth at Dance World Cup
Basildon, Canvey, Southend Echo, 1st August 2018

Luca Mollica, 11, found success in an international competition coming fourth in the 2018 Dance World Cup held in Spain.

Senior dance award recipient Scholarships for promising dancers
Coast Reporter, 24th July 2018

... Bronte Hanson has just graduated from Sechelt’s Coast Academy of Dance’s 3-year pre-professional dance program and completed with distinction her Modern & Tap Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) exams.
Emily McKay

Meet the teenager who's danced her way to a national competition
Dorset Echo, 23rd July 2018

Emily McKay, 16, who is a member of Quay Theatre Arts took part in the final of the Janet Cram Awards which took place in London.

The Amy-Leigh Academy of Dance at its second anniversary show

Linton dance school puts on a show to celebrate its second anniversary
Haverhill Echo, 21st July 2018

Academy founder Amy-Leigh Sellers, a fully qualified ISTD disco-freestyle teacher, said: "Local community help is what keeps dance schools like us thriving."

Denis Teixeira and his sister Emily

Talented young dancer wins scholarship to Elmhurst Ballet School
This is Lancashire, 20th July 2018

A TALENTED young ballet dancer is celebrating after gaining one of only a handful of places at a top UK ballet school.

Emily, of Jamie Lee Dance Academy

Dancer, 13, has sights set on West End dream
Bournemouth Echo, 24th May 2018

A DANCER from Highcliffe has her sights set on the West End and if her recent success is anything to go by her dreams may very well come true.

Fiona’s Fancy Feet pupils

Fiona's Fancy Feet Finals
South Hams Gazette, 23rd May 2018

Dance pupils ages five to 16 got the chance to show off their skills, passing various dance exams with flying colours...

Tushna Dallas with her students at the Shiamak Davar Dance School

In step at 75
DNA India, 13th May 2018

"Now this was a teacher training course and I wanted to be a ballerina. But the Good Lord seemed to want me to be a teacher so that's what I became."

Dancer Emma Nasskau

Perfecting Ballet to Bring a Smile to Her Audience
Attain News, 23rd April 2018

An UrsulinePrep School pupil who always wanted to 'make magic on the stage' has danced her way to success with the London Children's Ballet.

Pasha Kovalev

Strictly's Pasha Kovalev brings Hollywood to Swindon
Swindon Advertiser, 5th April 2018

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev has invited young Swindon dancers to join him on stage in his new show. Pasha and Anya will be joined on stage by young dancers from the Gemma Short School of Dance and Theatre Arts.

Pixie Lott & Students

Pixie Lott students celebrate scholarship success in Chelmsford
Chelmsford & Mid Essex Times, 19th March 2018

Pixie presented the Elise De Boos and Mary Alcott a certificate to congratulate them both on their amazing achievement of being awarded a scholarship to start the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

Angela Allport

Dance teacher wins prestigious Olivier award
Basildon, Canvey, Southend Echo, 6th March 2018

Angela Allport, from Shoebury, who runs the award-winning Angela Allport Performing Arts School, in Thorpe Bay, has won a prestigious Olivier Award – the Oscars of the theatre world – for her dedication to performing arts.

Talented young ballet stars celebrate exam success

Talented young ballet stars celebrate exam success.
Stourbridge News, 16th February 2018

A PAIR of teenaged ballet dancers are celebrating after passing one of the toughest exams in the discipline on the first attempt.

Peter Arnold and dance partner Edel

This businessman is enjoying a touch of glitz & glamour in his new venture
Dorset Echo, 1st February 2018

...Mr Arnold has enjoyed his own taste of dancing limelight when he and dance partner Edel won the ISTD regional awards held at Bournemouth Pavilion in both the ballroom and Latin styles.

Liz Burville

Tributes to dance teacher Liz after long cancer battle.
Bexley Times, 16th January 2018

“She was an examiner with the ISTD, and the Trinity drama board, a teacher, a mentor, a producer, and choreographer. Her passion to teach, and nurture young children as they started out their life in performing arts was second to none."

Kathak Goes Global

Kathak Goes Global
The Hindu, 4th January 2018

Internationally acclaimed Kathak dance company Gurukul opens its centre in Bangalore under the guidance of danseuse Pali Chandra

Young Portland dancer

Young Portland dancer wows judges to win prestigious choreography competition
Dorset Echo, 28th December 2017

Stephanie Wright, 17, from Portland, beat out the competition to win the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) 'creation' choreographic competition at Bird College last month.

A session at Elan Ballet in progress

Posture Perfect: Growth of Global Dance Forms in India
Little India, 14th December 2017

...The school last year achieved the distinction of being the first in India to present 112 students for its first Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) dance examinations in Imperial Classical Ballet.

A Buntingford schoolgirl has won a national ballet competition

A Buntingford schoolgirl has won a national ballet competition
Hertfordshire Mercury, 25th November 2017

Leanne Wong, a student of the Buntingford School of Dance, brought home the gold medal at last weekend’s competition...

Tiny dancers are strictly winners

Tiny dancers are strictly winners in national contest
Daily Gazette, 12th October 2017

YOUNGSTERS have boogied their way to victory in a prestigious dancing competition. A number of schools from the across the county took part in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing nationals which took place in Guildford.

Soham dancer Halle

Soham dancer Halle wins the top prize at Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing grand final.
Ely Standard, 10th October 2017

An eight-year-old from Soham has been crowned Britain’s best disco freestyle dancer.

42nd Street

Training routes for West End dancers: How high-flying pros broke into theatre
The Stage, 25th September 2017

Hear from ISTD council member Simon Adkins and Modern Theatre Faculty Chair Tereza Theodoulou.

Beverley Feder

Grande dame of ballet in Falls starts dancers on right foot
The Buffalo News, 19th September 2017

Beverley Feder grew up in Niagara Falls, Ont. In 1994, she was awarded the distinction of Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London.

Ballroom News

My Blackpool Ballroom Moment
My Weekly, September 2017

As Strictly shimmies back onto our TV screens, Val Vernon explains how the show reignited her passion for dance.

San Jerónimo Ballet Academy

Discover why ballet is our new favourite workout
InStyle Mexico, 5th September 2017

The Academy of Ballet San Jerónimo is a school founded by teacher Margarita Guerra in 1973 for the teaching of the technique of classical ballet in Mexico. She is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in London.

pupil earns spot at Royal Ballet School

Dance pupil earns spot at Royal Ballet School
Mid Sussex Times, 28th July 2017

A pupil from Drusilla Duffill Theatre School has been offered a place at the Royal Ballet School in London starting in September.

Footwork Students

Footwork takes center stage in Los Montesinos
RTN Online, 21st July 2017

AT THE end of June, the students of Footwork Dance completed their International Society of Teachers (ISTD) examinations, with the youngest entrant being just 5-years-old and the oldest a remarkable and sprightly 75, proving that you’re never too old (or young) to enjoy the world of dance.

Danceforce students

Danceforce is celebrating 20 years of success
Surrey Comet, 20th July 2017

This year, Danceforce is celebrating 20 years of success with Carol Winter as the school’s principal. Danceforce offers students a diverse range of classes; from RAD ballet, ISTD modern, tap, jazz, contemporary to LAMDA drama.

Charlie and Emily Roberts

SUPERSTARS OF BALLROOM Come to Westchester Broadway Theater
Broadway World, 13th July 2017

For one night only, Six Couples Champions, the best dancers in US/World Competitions perform in a variety of styles. Featuring Americans Charlie and Emily Roberts the two-time World American-style Smooth Champions; Members of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Janet Cram Chloe

Dance successes for Uckfield sisters
Uckfield News, 26th June 2017

Two sisters, Chloe and Amelie Hanson, who are taught at the Rennie Dance Academy, which runs classes at Uckfield and Newick, are celebrating success. Eleven-year-old Chloe, who attends St Paul’s School at Burgess Hill, did well in the finals of the Janet Cram Awards...

SkyeDance pupils

SkyeDance pupils sit ISTD Modern Theatre examination
The Skye Times, 12th June 2017

Seven girls from SkyeDance were the first students on the Isle of Skye to sit the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Modern Theatre examination.

Abigail tap dancer

Abigail taps her way to the top of the tables in a national dance competition.
Harwich and Manningtree Standard, 6th May 2017

A TALENTED tap dancer has received a top award for being quick on her feet in a national dancing competition.


Tilly’s tapping way to the top
Swindon Advertiser, 26th April 2017

A young girl has danced her way to victory in a national tap dancing competition...

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time with Radha Nambisan
The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet Blog, 21st April 2017

The results of the ISTD examinations arrived and made us all very proud of every student’s achievement. However, there is one student in particular who showed to be exceptionally outstanding. Radha Nambisan, age 11dideveryoneproudbyachievingaperfect score of 100%.

Ilkley's Northern Dance pupils in exam success

Ilkley's Northern Dance pupils in exam success
Ilkley Gazette, 12th April 2017

Talented pupils at the Northern Dance Centre in Ilkley and Skipton are celebrating extraordinary ballet exam success.

Hadleigh dance school’s perfect record

Hadleigh dance school’s perfect record
Suffolk Free Press, 6th April 2017

With a mixture of hard work, talent and the support of a great teacher, a dance school in Hadleigh boasts an impressive perfect record.

Talented sisters from Olveston dance their way to exam distinction

Talented sisters from Olveston dance their way to exam distinction
Gazette (Gloucestershire News), 8th February 2017

THREE sisters from Olveston have danced their way to success by achieving top grades in their recent dance exams.


Gwenda Britten a ballet examiner to the world.
Manawatu Standard, 12th January 2017

Ballet examiner Gwenda Britten travels the world teaching modern dance, ballet, and tap.

Holly Henry

‘I still can’t believe I won’ – Melbourn’s Holly, 13, takes first place in national dance competition.
Royston Crow, 6th November 2016

Holly Henry won the ISTD under-14s’ national dance title at the championships in Guildford.

Ezara-Mai with her coach Luke Miller

How a Norwich schoolgirl defied the odds to become an award-winning dancer.
Eastern Daily Press, 28th October 2016

Ezara-Mai Downes has been living with a debilitating muscle condition since she was four-years-old, but she refuses to let it stand in the way of living a normal life and has battled the odds to become an award-winning dancer. Ezara-Mai was first in her Latin and Ballroom classes at the ISTD Gillingham Medallist Competition in April 2016.


Kandeez finds it a breeze as young dancers do town proud at national finals.
The Bucks Herald, 18th October 2016

Dancers from Aylesbury’s Kandeez Danceschooldidthetownproudwhentheybroughthomea brilliant 23 trophies from the ISTD DFR National Grand Finals Competition at the Guildford Spectrum.

Starlight Academy exam success

Starlight Academy exam success.
The Wharfedale Observer, 30th September 2016.

STUDENTS, teachers, and parents at Starlight Academy in Guiseley are celebrating fabulous exam success. Examinations took place in July, with students taking exams in Tap, Modern and Classical Ballet through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), a government recognised exam body, and every single student passed with flying colours.

Stacey Green

ISTD dance teacher is nominated for local Rushcliffe Award.
The Nottingham Post, 30th September 2016.

Successful local dance teacher, Stacey Green has achieved some fantastic results when it comes to setting her students on their dancing career paths but it's the everyday achievements of her dancers that give her the most joy.

Pali Chandra

Pali Chandra, a global ambassador for Kathak.
The Times of India, 18th July 2016.

Kathak, an Indian classical dance form, conventionally follows a rhythmic progression in tempo — from slow to fast. Internationally acclaimed Kathak exponent Pali Chandra's career also follows a similar pattern.

Louis Williamson

Talented Cosham boy clinches top spot at Royal Ballet summer school.
The News Portsmouth, 12th July 2016.

The nine-year-old from Cosham managed to fend off tough competition from 1,600 other young hopefuls worldwide to secure a spot at the exclusive five-day residential.

Lucy Dodd

Lucy celebrates a hat-trick of performing arts distinctions.
alittlebitofstone.com, 8th July 2016.

Lucy Dodd, a student at Stone’s Rooftop Studios performing arts school, has achieved distinctions in three disciplines, with fantastic results across the board for dozens of students.

Emily Dunbar

Schoolgirl hailed 'top modern dancer'
Runcorn and Widnes World, 4th July 2016.

Emily Dunbar beat hundreds of hopefuls to reach the London final of the Imperial Society of Teachers (ISTD) of Dancing Janet Cram modern competition.

Erin Dallas

Imberhorne pupil starring in CBBC talent show to win chance to appear in hit series The Next Step.
East Grinstead Courier, 27th June 2016.

Erin Dallas, winner of the ISTD Janet Cram Premier Finals 2016 has become a television star as she competes for the chance to make an appearance in a hit CBBC show.

Splitz Dance Academy

Dance school has all the right moves
Bexhill-on-Sea Observer, 22nd June 2016.

Splitz Dance Academy is celebrating recent success in this year’s Ore Stage Festival held in the Izzard Theatre, Bexhill. The Academy, which is based in RyeSportCentre, is now looking ahead to a busy end of term taking part in Studio and London ISTD exams and competitions.

Horsham School of Dance

Show to include array of dances.
West Sussex County Times, 18th June 2016

This year Horsham School of Dance are presenting a brand new ballet based on the classic children’s adventure story, ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. The school is proud of its success in ISTD tap and modern classes...

Kathak exams in Dubai

24 Gems students take ISTD Kathak exams in Dubai
Khaleej Times, 28th May 2016

Students from Gems Modern Academy in Dubai took their ISTD Kathak examinations with Sujata Banerjee, Chair of the Classical Indian Dance Faculty.

La scuola Petit Pas

School American Ballet Theatre per la prima volta a Piacenza
Piacenzasera.it, 25th May 2016

Il direttore della JKO School American Ballet Theatre, Franco De Vita, ha esaminato 29 allieve della scuola di danza Petit Pas. Durante quattro diversi saggi le allieve presenteranno esercizi del programma didattico ABT National Training Curriculum, ISTD Cecchetti Classical Ballet e ISTD Modern Theatre.

Lorna Timms

Tributes paid to Camberley theatre school founder
getSurryey.co.uk, 25th May 2016

Tributes have been paid to the founder of a popular theatre school in Camberley, ISTD Life Member, Lorna Timms.

Centro studio danza diretta da Gabriella Cutrupi

Reggio: Al Centro Studi danza esami internazionali del metodo Cecchetti
CMnews.it, 6th May 2016

Si sono svolti con successo, presso la sede del Centro studio danza diretta da Gabriella Cutrupi, gli esami internazionali di danza classica metodo Cecchetti sotto l’egida dell’Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.


Exam distinction for Broadway stars who have trained together since the age of five
Milton Keynes Citizen, 4th May 2016

Eight students from the Myra Tiffin Performing Arts School in Stony Stratford achieved excellent exam results and have also spent time on Broadway in New York.

Why dancing feels so good

Why dancing feels so good
The Telegraph, 29 April 2016

From making us happy to helping us bond better, this Telegraph article highlights the amazing benefits of dancing.

Giada Molinaro, oro nella categoria solisti modern Kids

Accademia Danza Città di Prato sugli scudi
Il Tirreno, 22nd April 2016

Podi e borse di studio per gli allievi e le allieve di Maddalena Smeraldi e Raffaele Marinari ai concorsi di Agliana Danza e SiDanza di San Vincenzo con giurie altamente qualificate.

Fusion Performers Dance and Drama School

Billericay dance and drama school win prestigious award
BillericayEssex.co.uk, 16th April 2016

Fusion Performers Dance and Drama School Billericay were thrilled to have yet again been awarded the prestigious Award for 'Best Dance/Performing Arts School For The South East of England 2016'.


One Dance UK Expert Panel
www.onedanceuk.org, 10th April 2016

The ISTD's Ginny Brown and Sujata Banerjee join a new panel advising on Children and Young People’s Dance.

Elite Academy of Dance in Louth

Louth students dance their way to exam success
Louth Leader, 18th March 2016

Students from Lisa Meanwell’s Elite Academy of Dance in Louth put their best foot forward and passed themostrecentsetofexaminationswithflyingcolours.

Tenterden Ballet Studio

Young Tenterden Ballet Studio dancers show off their prowess with excellent exam results
Kent Online, 5 February 2016

Tenterden Ballet Studios put 36 youngsters, from the ages of six to 16, through their paces in a set of exams judged by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Just Dance Studio

Dancing to success in ballet exam
Hastings Observer, 26th January 2016

Pupils from Hastings based Just Dance Studio celebrate their first set of outstanding ISTD exam results for their Primary Ballet exam.

Njoki Wairua

Memoirs of a Kenyan Ballerina
MediaMax, 5th January 2016

Njoki Wairua has been dancing nearly all her life having started at the tender age of six. The biochemistry student at the University of Nairobi talks about her limitless world of dancing.

Livvy and Betty Alleyne Dance Centre

Dancers need scholarships, too
Barbados Today, 26 November 2015

There has been a call for greater support for the local dance fraternity, following this year’s outstanding performance by Barbadian dancers from the Livvy and Betty Alleyne Dance Centre at the 16th Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Grand Finals in Blackpool, England.

Caron Parry School of Dance

Caron Parry School of Dance in Shaftesbury heads to finals at the Winter Gardens Blackpool
Blackmore Vale Magazine, 2 November 2015

Dancers from the Caron Parry School of Dance in Shaftesbury attended the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Ballroom and Latin American grand finals held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Sujata Banerjee Dance Company


Dance Proms 2015 welcomes Indian Dance
DESIBlitz, 27th October 2015

The Sujata Banerjee Dance Company is the only classical Indian act to perform at the 2015 Dance Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London.


Sarawak DanceSport Association

Twenty-eight dancers sit for ISTD exam
Borneo Post, 24th October 2015

Twenty-eight Sarawak DanceSport Association dancers recently completed their Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) medallist examinations.

Alnwick Academy of Dancing

Students sashaying to success
Northumberland Gazette, 8th October 2015

Dozens of pupils at Alnwick Academy of Dancing were put through their paces in a range of exam disciplines, from classical ballet to modern theatre.

Centre Stage School of Dance and Performing Arts

100 percent exam success for Poole dance school
Blackmore Vale Magazine, 29 September 2015

Centre Stage School of Dance and Performing Arts, in Lower Parkstone, Poole, is celebrating after its students achieved a 100percentpassrate in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Tap and Modern Theatre exams.

Local dancers heading for West End stage

Local dancers heading for West End stage
The Bradley Stoke Journal, 17 August 2015

A group of 36 performers from the Sharon Phillips School of Dancing tread the boards of Her Majesty’s Theatre on Sunday 20 September 2015 as part of a Young Performers Show.

Tom and Pat Lait

Lifetime Achievement Award for Ipswich dancing duo Tom and Pat Lait's years of devotion
Ipswich Star, 7 August 2015

Pat and Tom Lait were given the award by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing at a congress in Worthing, West Sussex, at the weekend.

Diamond Dance Centre


Dance school wins spot on Royal Albert Hall line-up
Get Hampshire, 27 June 2015

AgroupfromDiamondDance Centre will perform at Dance Proms after narrowly winning a public vote.

Strictly Come Dancing's Robin Windsor pops in to Alvaston dance class

Strictly Come Dancing's Robin Windsor pops into Alvaston dance class
Derby Telegraph, 2 June 2015

Members of the United Dance group were excited to take part in ballroom and Latin workshops with Robin Windsor.

Neat Feet Dance Academy

Exam success for Neat Feet Dance Academy students
North Devon Journal, 30 April 2015

Three students of Neat Feet Dance Academy in Barnstaple are celebrating success in vocational grade exams of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).

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