The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a registered educational charity and membership association. Our mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms: to promote knowledge of dance; provide up-to-date techniques for members and maintain and improve teaching standards.

With approximately 7,000 members in over 65 countries worldwide, ISTD conducts over 150,000 examinations each year. We have just been listed by Ofqual as one of the top 20 largest awarding organisations in England and are in the top five for delivery of performing arts examinations.

For more than 100 years the Society has provided training for dance teachers, enabling them to teach students, enter candidates for examinations and thereby spread the joy of dance.  The ISTD truly represents the diversity of dance - with 11 faculties covering a wide spectrum of genres from Ballet to Ballroom, Street to Salsa and from Classical Indian Dance to our brand-new Contemporary syllabus.