What is ISTD?
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards. From Ballet to Ballroom, we cover the full spectrum of genres and since 1904 we have provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling them to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance.
What does the ISTD ‘brand’ mean?
Our brand stands for the pursuit of excellence in the dance world. But we are also an approachable Society that is responsive to our members’ varying needs as well as the changing arts and qualifications industries. The range of events, examinations and training we provide is so wide-ranging that we need a strong brand to pull all of our different strands together consistently, without being static or restrictive. We also have a proud history and tradition and our brand reflects and enhances this.