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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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Workshops

Cecchetti Day 2022

Join other Cecchetti Classical Ballet teachers for a day of celebration in the centenary year of the Faculty.

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Royal Ballet School, 46 Floral Street Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DA

Sunday 22 May

Awards

Modern Theatre - Janet Cram Awards 2022

These renowned awards return in a hybrid format; featuring online heats and a live final. Entries are now closed.

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Heats: Online, Finals: The Greenwood Theatre, London

Monday 23 May

Online courses

Online: Contemporary CPD - Intermediate Foundation

Join our contemporary lecturer for a three-day course learning the full Intermediate Foundation syllabus.

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Online

Monday 23 May

In-studio courses

In-Studio: Imperial Ballet CPD - London 2022

Join the Imperial Ballet Faculty back in the studio for 'Intermediate vocabulary analysis and alternative variation number 2' course.

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ISTD HQ

Wednesday 1 Jun

Workshops

Cecchetti Classical Ballet: Scholars Audition 2022

Audition for the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Scholars Scheme to receive free weekly ballet lessons. Auditions take place 18 June.

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Arts Educational Schools, 14 Bath Road, London, W4 1LW

Saturday 18 Jun

Competitions

DFR Area Competitions

Regional competitions for Disco, Freestyle and Rock 'n' Roll dancers.

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Various

Sunday 19 Jun

Workshops

Online: June and July CPD

Join the Education and Training Team in June and July for Online CPD.

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Online

Saturday 25 Jun

Awards

Imperial Classical Ballet - Solo Performance Awards 2022

Annual awards for pupils of ISTD Teachers. Entries are now closed. Video submissions are due 16 May.

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Online

Monday 27 Jun

Competitions

International Modern Theatre Awards 2022

Online competition designed for our international members, celebrating the Modern Theatre genre. Entries are now closed. Video submissions due...

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Online

Friday 1 Jul

Online courses

Safeguarding and Best Practice CPD Training (July)

Invest two hours over two sessions and update your safeguarding knowledge.

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Online

Friday 15 Jul

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