ISTD

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards.


When training for ISTD exams, candidates develop the skill and understanding of the chosen dance genre at the same time as building a sound technique, by developing the physical ability to communicate through movement in an expressive and artistic way.

ISTD graded examinations build up progressively – and as per LAMDA, some of the higher level ISTD examinations offer students the ability to gain points towards UCAS (University entry in the UK). Simply Theatre students must be at an appropriate level of physical and artistic development to take a dance examination.

Students must attend our weekly dance courses to be able to be part of our ISTD examinations. Please contact us for more information, or to see what dance courses are available to you in your area, select your local Academy page (drop down Geneva/Vaud & Zurich/Zug