ISTD is an internationally recognised dance qualification
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 charity 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.
The Vocational Grades are accredited by Ofqual and include Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2. These examinations form a cohesive bridge between grade work and professional examinations to provide the basis for either a career as a dancer, or further training as a dance teacher.
At MAD we offer examinations in:
How it works
Examination sessions are typically booked twice a year.
These take place in Ramsbury Memorial Hall
When we feel a student is ready for an examination, we will contact the parent to offer them the opportunity to take an exam.
You will then be required to do 4-6 coaching lessons to prepare. These typically take place in Marlborough on Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings.
It is very important to us that the student feels ready and confident.
Ultimately we want an examination to be a positive experience for the student and we want it to only enhance their passion and confidence.
If you have an queries about exams, please contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballet Exams - 2019