The Student Teacher examination is helpful preparation for prospective teachers who wish to take the Associate examination. It is not a mandatory examination or teaching qualification. Any candidate you wish to enter for an examination must be entered by a Full Dancesport member.


You must be 16 or above.

Under the rules of the British Dance Council, you are not eligible to take part in amateur medallist competitions or amateur medal tests unless when you are 'partnering'.


If you feel this is the right route for you, you will need to contact a teacher qualified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in the correct genre, who lives in your area and will prepare and train you for the examination.

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Progressing your journey

Following Successful Completion of the qualification, you may apply for Provisional Membership of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. You may teach candidates but only under the guidance of a Full Dancesport member (holder of an Associate or above). 

The next steps on your teaching journey would be to train for the Associate.

To Apply

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