The definitive information resource for South Asian dance in the UK


The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards. The ISTD has 12 dance faculties from ballet to ballroom, modern to tap and classical Indian to national dance. Formed in 1904, today it is a registered educational charity and covers the full spectrum of dance examinations on a truly global scale; 200,000 examinations in a variety of dance forms are taken each year. With over 7,000 members in more than 50 countries, the ISTD provides a range of syllabi, courses and events across the world. The ISTD’s mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for our members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards.

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