The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards. From Ballet to Ballroom, we have 11 dance faculties covering Theatre, Dancesport and Social Dance.
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 Leinster School of Music & Drama
The LSMD is an established national examining body in Ireland and the centre for excellence in music and drama education and training since 1904. Since its founding, the school has produced an array of accomplished performers and pedagogues.
Our mission is to nurture and support music and drama education and training. Through the LSMD graded music and drama examinations, diplomas and teacher training courses our aim is to make music and drama tuition and training accessible. Our graded exams are designed to encourage a learner’s technical and artistic development. When it comes to our graded examinations we pride ourselves on the support and flexibility that we offer music and drama teachers. We remain Ireland’s largest independent music and drama examining body.