United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

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The United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD) is affiliated with the world’s leading dance teachers’ society. The USISTD was granted a license to operate independently in the US on behalf of the London-based world-wide Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), which was founded in 1904. The USISTD is proud to be affiliated with such a long-standing and prestigious dance society, and is very diligent in its efforts to maintain the high dance standards set by the worlds’ leading dance examinations board.

USISTD Teaching Credentials

Since 1904 we have provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling teachers to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance.

As a registered educational non-profit and membership association, 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. We support our members through updated teaching syllabi and techniques, plus a wide variety of courses, summer schools and congresses.

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USISTD Medals Program

Whether you are planning to open a new studio, become a qualified dance teacher, enter candidates for examinations, or run an event in your region, we are here to support you to achieve your goals.

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USISTD Adjudication Credentials