Thank you for your interest in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). I am delighted to announce that the Society is currently entering a new period of growth, supported by the development of a three-year plan which clearly defines our organisational priorities.
My aspiration is to re-establish the Society as a world leader in dance education; with our syllabi recognised as a benchmark of best practice; our teacher training and professional development the automatic choice for those serious about a career in dance and our membership the first port of call for those seeking advice and guidance. To achieve these ambitious plans the Society is investing in a new tier of Directorships who will be responsible for driving forward progress.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Society at the start of this journey and thereby make a significant contribution to our future success. Each Director will be responsible for delivering growth, innovation and efficiency in their specialist area. And collectively we will work to build the Society’s international profile and to extend the range and diversity of people with which we engage.
As a taste of things to come, in 2018 the Society launched a major new Contemporary dance syllabus, a digital examination system and an on-line learner management system for trainee teachers. We also established new partnerships with the Royal Opera House, One Dance UK and University of Bedfordshire in order to broaden the socio-demographic range of learners with which we engage. Plans for 2019 focus on building organisational capability so that we have the resources in place to achieve our future aspirations.
Please see below further information about how you could play a pivotal role in the development of this historic Society in the 21st century.
With best wishes