How can I find a dance teacher or trainer in my area?
The quickest way to find a teacher near you, is to simply enter the UK postcode, town or city into the location filter. On hitting the search button, a list of teachers in your chosen area will be shown.

Alternatively, the left hand side search functionality lets you start your search by choosing the country and distance from your location.

What dance styles do ISTD teachers offer?
The ISTD is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with the widest range of dance genres available. From Ballet to Bharatanatyam, Modern Theatre to Modern Ballroom, and Street Dance to Salsa, DANCE-TEACHERS.ORG can help you find the right teacher for you.

If you are less sure of which style you wish to learn, have a read through our Dance Styles section to get inspired. You may also be interested in the The Benefits of Dancing.

What levels do ISTD teachers teach at?
From beginners to professional, there’ll be an ISTD qualified dance teacher on DANCE-TEACHERS.ORG for you.

If you are unsure of the level of class you should choose, we have explained these on our Dance Levels page.

If you are looking to send your children to dance classes, you will be pleased to know that all our teaching members can evidence that they adhere to a Child Protection policy through the ISTD's Professional Standards Scheme.

Why choose an ISTD teacher?
When you choose a dance teacher, it is vital that you are confident your child is in safe hands.  ISTD dance teachers are required to undergo rigorous training and examinations to ensure they are highly knowledgeable and confident to train students of all ages and abilities.  In addition, they must demonstrate whether they keep their training up to date and following safe practice. With an ISTD teacher your child will discover the joy of dance - and you will have the assurance of the best possible training.

How can I be sure of a teacher’s qualifications and best practice standards?
All our teachers are not only ISTD qualified, but current ISTD members, which means their status as a professional dance teacher is recognised and they have access to the best opportunities in dance education and training.

What’s more, our members are encouraged to highlight their professional excellence and to promote the high quality of their teaching through the ISTD's Professional Standards Scheme.

Clearly visible and internationally recognisable badges as part of their profiles evidence whether the teachers has appropriate insurance, Child Protection and Health & Safety Policies, and whether they are keeping their training up-to-date by participating in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).