ISTD Licentiate and Fellowship Masterclasses in Liverpool

Intensive Masterclasses to help you to continue your professional development are taken by Founder, Miss Owen (ARAD, FISTD (MF & IBF), AISTD (BF), ISTD Examiner), and Principal, Miss James (FISTD (MF & TF), LISTD (IBF), ISTD Examiner).

Private tuition for ISTD Licentiate and Fellowship candidates is available throughout the year. Acceptance onto any Masterclass will be by interview with the Principal.

Please contact the Office on 0151 207 6197 for more information and to book your interview for ISTD Licentiate and Fellowship Masterclasses.


CPD Dance Teacher Training in Liverpool
25th July 2016 – 29th July 2016

Deepening understanding of skills learnt in initial dance teacher training this week long intensive course will help you to further your dance teaching career. Discipline, dedication and hard work are absolute requirements for this course.

Following the course you will be guided by your tutors as to when to enter for the ISTD Licentiate or Fellowship examinations.

Please contact the Office on 0151 207 6197 to book your interview for the CPD Summer Course.


Do you want to be an ISTD DDI or DDE Tutor in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap or National?

Then Licentiate training is for you.

ISTD Licentiate Training

If you’re over 23, have completed DDE, CDE or Associate* qualifications and have a minimum of five years teaching experience then you can train for the ISTD Licentiate qualification in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap or National with MDDCDance.

After achieving the Licentiate qualification and becoming a full-time member of the ISTD you will then be able to enter your students for ISTD examinations.

The Licentiate qualification is a pre-requisite for the Fellowship qualification and must be completed before entry onto the Fellowship Masterclasses.


Do you want to be an ISTD Dance Examiner in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap or National?

Then Fellowship training is the first rung on the ladder of an ISTD examining career.

ISTD Fellowship Training

If you’re over 28, have completed Licentiate and Advanced II in your chosen genre** and have completed eight years of teaching experience then you can train for the ISTD Fellowship qualification in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre, Tap or National with MDDCDance.

Fellowship is the highest dance teaching qualification of the ISTD and you will be expected to demonstrate a high standard of dance teaching and have a wide understanding of technical knowledge and artistry.

After becoming a full member of the ISTD the Fellowship qualification allows you to apply to train to be an ISTD Examiner of the relevant Faculty and to stand for election to your Faculty committee.


*Associate candidates may be required to undertake further study before acceptance for Licentiate Masterclasses.
**Candidates must also comply with any genre specific criteria in the relevant syllabi for Fellowship Masterclasses.

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