United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing


Purchase your Congress Tickets Here – Pay online with a credit card of your choice.

USISTD Member – Ticket Price $ 50.00 –  


Non USISTD Member – Ticket Price $ 75.00 –


Hotel Accommodations

Call the Holiday Inn at at 410-560-1000 and mention “The USISTD Congress” to receive the Special Room Rate.



Sat., Apr. 8

_______Professional Lectures_______                       _______Amateur Lectures_____________

9:00 coffee & danishes/croissants for all participants

9:30-10:30                                                                                9:30-10:30

Genya Bartashevich – Intl. Latin                                Cher Rutherford – American Rhythm

10:30-11:30                                                                               10:30-11:30

Ieva Pauksena – Intl. Standard                                 Genya Bartashevich – Intl. Latin

(coffee break – 15 min)

11:45-12:45                                                                                 11:45-12:45

Cher – American Rhythm                                             Ieva Pauksena – Intl. Standard


(lunch- 45 min)

1:30-3:00                                                                                     1:30-2:30

Lori and Cher: Theatre Arts Syllabus                        Marsha Bonet – bachata/salsa

(coffee break-15 min)


Marsha Bonet – bachata/salsa


General Meeting

8 – 11       Dance Party for all participants


Sunday, Apr. 9 – All day




Nazar Batih and Mariko Cantley

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.

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.


carson pat

USISTD Medals Program


USISTD Adjudication Credentials

Deborah Gillitzer, National Committee Officer

Deborah Gillitzer, National Committee Officer & Competitor