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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which a teacher furthers their teaching practice through dance-related activities. From attending courses and events to independent learning (e.g. reading and journalling), continuing professional development can come in many forms.

Upcoming CPD courses

Check what we've got planned for the year, and put the dates for our online and in-person courses in your diary.

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Why is CPD so important?

Continuing Professional Development has a direct impact on the success of your business, keeping it current and vibrant and assisting your learners in staying creative, motivated and inspired.

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Funding your CPD


Our bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to dance teachers who need it most. Find out more about what funding opportunities we have in place to help you access the skills to progress in your career.

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Our Lead Lecturers

Get to know the expert Lead Lecturers who run our Continued Professional Development courses.

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Events and Courses

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Competitions

DFR area competitions 2024

The Disco, Freestyle and Rock 'n' Roll Faculty are excited to be touring venues around the UK for their...

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Sunday 23 Jun

Webinars

Teacher Support Sessions with HoFD - Summer Term

Join our teacher support sessions to have your questions answered by our Heads of Faculty Development.

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Online

Monday 24 Jun

Competitions

Street Dance Competition Day 2024

Join us for a fun competition day for your Street dance pupils, including solos, pairs, quads and crews.

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Various UK locations

Sunday 7 Jul

In studio courses

Residential Summer Programme 2024

Join the CPD and events team for the annual Teachers’ Summer programme.

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University of Chichester: Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester PO19 6PE

Monday 12 Aug

Competitions

Theatre Bursary Awards Performance

Join our Theatre Faculties for a performance that celebrates the exceptional talent of young ISTD dancers and their teachers.

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The ShowRoom Theatre, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester PO19 6PE

Saturday 17 Aug

Competitions

Medallist Series 2024/25

Members who are currently entering pupils for ISTD Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence medals are eligible to take part...

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Various

Saturday 31 Aug

Workshops

120 Celebration: Ballroom Latin Sequence Congress 2024

Join us for a full day of CPD workshops for teachers and masterclasses for students.

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Chessington Sports Centre, Garrison Lane, Chessington KT9 2JS

Sunday 1 Sep

Workshops

120 Celebration: Dance Exchange 2024

Join us in person for a full day of CPD workshops, useful updates and inspirational lectures: Disco, Street Dance...

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The Elgiva Theatre, Chesham

Sunday 15 Sep

In studio courses

Regional Course: Tap Dance New Advanced 1 (Day 1 and 2), Essex

Come and learn the New Advanced 1 Tap syllabus in studio!

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The Company Performing Arts, Oxford Road Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 3TH

Sunday 22 Sep

In studio courses

Regional Course: Tap Dance New Advanced 1 (Day 1), Bristol

Come and learn the New Advanced 1 Tap syllabus in studio!

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Dance Station, Alexandra Park, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2BG

Sunday 22 Sep

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