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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.

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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2022 and beyond

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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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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UK regional update meetings

Join your local UK ISTD Regional Representative for our new termly member update meetings. These meetings will give you...

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Sunday 11 Dec


Medallist Series 2022/23

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

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Sunday 15 Jan


Theatre Bursary Awards Performance

Join our Theatre Faculties for a performance that celebrates the exceptional talent of young ISTD dancers with special guest...

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Kenneth More Theatre Oakfield Road Ilford IG1 1BT

Sunday 19 Feb

In studio courses

Modern Theatre Intensive Training - Sydney, Australia

Join the Education and Training team for an intensive 5-day Modern Theatre CPD event in Sydney, Australia.

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North Balgowlah School of Dance,10 Bardoo Avenue, North Balgowlah NSW 2093

Wednesday 12 Apr


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