With over 13,000 members spread across 79 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world with the Academy’s patron being her . RAD Membership supports the advancement of dance and includes professional dancers, students, teachers, benefactors and friends. Only teachers registered with the RAD are eligible to enter students for RAD exams. These teachers have passed an examination that covers three year’s study and by regularly attending RAD coursestp continue their professional development.
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examinations board. From Ballet to Ballroom, it covers the full spectrum of genres and for more than 100 years has provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling them to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance.