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2014 Spring Congress & Dinner Dance

2014 Spring Congress & Dinner Dance

4 March 2014

Don't miss this sparkling day and evening of dance in the Marriott Grosvenor Square on Sunday 16th March 2014, featuring demonstrations by Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova.


On Sunday 16th March, the annual Spring Congress and Dinner Dance of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) will return for a third year to the stunning Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, one of Marriott’s flagship hotels.

The Westminster Ballroom at the Marriott Grosvenor Square is one of the largest pillar free venues in London and the elegant fairytale chandeliers guarantee a sparkling day (and night) of dance for all!

Spring Congress

Each year during Spring Congress hundreds of dance teachers, both ISTD members and non-members alike, are treated to a fantastic selection of lectures, workshops and demonstrations, with plenty of opportunities to take to the floor and try out some new steps.

Spring Congress Programme

09.00     Coffee

09.30     Pamela McGill – Variations in Jive & Rumba

10.00     Alexandru Sindila – Foxtrot & Quickstep

10.30     Joanne Blackshaw & Caroline Fowle – Latin Sequence (two 15 min lectures)

11.00     Coffee

11.30     Vernon Kemp – Licentiate Modern Ballroom

12.00     Suzanne Hammond & Ian Postle – Salsa, The Cuban Way

12.30     Lunch

13.30     Matthew Cutler – Variations in Cha Cha Cha & Paso Doble

14.00     Hazel Newberry – Developing my Style

14.30     Julie Tomkins – Licentiate Latin American

15.00     Katie Gleeson – Waltz & Tango

15.30     Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova – Using the Rhythms in Samba

16.00     Finish

A delegates lunch, tea and coffee will be included in the price of a ticket (ISTD members £35,
non-members £40, payable on the door). Please RSVP to Beverley McDermott at ISTD HQ on +44 (0)207 377 1577 or email bmcdermott@istd.org to reserve your delegates lunch.

Members who are new to the ISTD since March 2013 can attend for free. Non-ISTD members are also very welcome to attend.

Dinner Dance

Each year, the Dinner Dance celebrates the achievements and exceptional work of our teachers and includes dinner, an awards ceremony, musical entertainment and world class cabaret performances.

Featuring Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova, WDC World Amateur Latin Champions, and performances by Jayne Coleman Academy and Tap Attack!

The fabulous setting of the Westminster Ballroom at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel ensures a glittering night of dance for all! 

The price for all tickets is £70. All ISTD members and non-members are welcome. For more information or to book please call +44 (0)20 7377 1577 ext. 806 or email djames@istd.org

Jayne Coleman Academy, Passionata








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Dinner Dance 2014 Menu

Starter: Chilli Spiced Salmon Cake, Thai Asparagus and Tomato Salad, Watercress Aioli 

Main Course: Ginger and Soy Glazed Guineafowl Breast, Spring Onion, Pan Tossed Pak Choi, Shitake Mushroom Pie, Honey Jus

Dessert: Chilled Lemon and Cherry Soufflé

Vegetarian Menu:

Starter: 'Lyburn' Oak Smoked Cheese and Potato Cake, Braised Baby Leeks, Grain Mustard, Sour Cream

Main Course: Leek, Paris Mushroom and Oxford Isis Hot Pot, Buttered Seasonal Baby Vegetables

Dessert: Chilled Lemon and Cherry Soufflé

Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel

The Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel is located right in the heart of London and close to both Oxford Circus and Bond Street tube stations, making travel very convenient for all of our guests.

Rooms are available for a special rate of £195 (plus VAT) per night if booking before the end of February 2014. NCP Mayfair is located just opposite the hotel and there is also free street parking on Sundays. 

Thank you to our sponsors and raffle prize contributers for this year!


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