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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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What's new

Events and Courses

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In studio courses

International course: Cecchetti Classical Ballet - Pietà, Malta

Join the CPD team for 2 days of in-studio Cecchetti Classical Ballet CPD in Pietà.

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The Dance Workshop, 1, St Lawrence Street, Pieta' PTA 1115, Malta

Saturday 2 Mar

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 3 Mar

Online courses

Nutrition: How can teachers support dancers?

Join nutritionist and dance lecturer, Jasmine Challis, on this 2 part course focused on how to support dancers to reduce...

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Online

Wednesday 6 Mar

Online courses

Online CPD: Imperial Classical Ballet Advanced 1 Refresher

Join the Imperial Classical Ballet faculty for an essential refresher course.

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Online

Sunday 10 Mar

Webinars

International regional update meetings

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

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Online

Wednesday 13 Mar

Online courses

Safeguarding: Best practice when attending or hosting events and competitions

Join safeguarding experts and dance teachers, Kayleigh Chambers and Vicki Race, on this 1 hour safeguarding course.

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Online

Thursday 14 Mar

Webinars

Teacher Support Sessions with HoFD

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

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Online

Monday 18 Mar

Workshops

UK regional update meetings

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

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Online

Sunday 24 Mar

Webinars

Let’s talk Street Dance

Join us on this free webinar detailing everything Street Dance. 

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Online

Tuesday 2 Apr

Online courses

Spring Programme 2024

Our annual Spring Programme is back for 2024, offering many online courses with faculty lecturers.

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Online

Tuesday 2 Apr

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