Examinations

idst_PBC0893-EditFounded in 1904, The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is the worlds leading dance examinations board. Once they have achieved the necessary standard, pupils have the opportunity to take ISTD graded examinations in Imperial Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance from Primary Level to Grade 6 and through to their major examinations. Examinations are not compulsory. Pupils who do not wish to take examinations will still continue onto the next grade, regardless.  The Stoller School of Dancing has maintained a 100% pass rate in all ISTD examinations throughout the years.

  • ISTD examinations in Tap and Modern Dance are held annually in February at Albury Village Hall.
  • ISTD examinations in Imperial Ballet are held annually in March, locally or at the ISTD London Headquarters.

 

ISTD Modern & Tap Exams 2018 

 

Our Modern & Tap Exams are on Sunday 25th February 2018 @ Albury Village Hall.
Exam Practice Sessions are on  Saturday 3rd February & Saturday 10th February 2018 @ Albury Village Hall.

Exam Requirements

Tap Exams

  • All pupils wear the set royal blue leotard and Madeline will provide these. Please advise if your child has her own. Noah is to wear his white leotard.


  • Please provide your child with black jazz pants. These will need to be taken up if their feet can not be seen. They wear these over the blue leotard. Only skin coloured pop socks can be worn (or no socks).


  • Please provide your child with black tap shoes. They must have both a heel and toe tap. If you are purchasing new ones then we recommend that you buy them as soon as possible so that the children can get used to dancing in them.
 
  • Please ensure your child has her hair in one neat French plait. Primary pupils need two French plaits, as per the summer show. Please use thin hair bands to match your child’s hair colour.


  • No jewellery can be worn.


 
Modern Exams
 
  • All pupils wear the set royal blue leotard and Madeline will provide these. Please advise if your child has her own.


  • Please provide your child with black footless tights. Please note, these are thinner than leggings. These tights are worn under the blue leotard. Underwear must not be visible! Please remove where possible. Socks can not be worn.


  • Please provide your child with black ‘split sole’ jazz shoes.


  • Primary modern pupils have bare feet for this exam.


  • Please ensure your child has her hair in one neat French plait. Primary pupils need two French plaits, as per the summer show. Please use thin hair bands to match your child’s hair colour.


  • No jewellery can be worn.
Please ensure that your child practices at home with the exam music that was sent out via dropbox.

 

ISTD Ballet Examinations 2018

Our next set of ISTD Examinations in Ballet will be held at the dance studio, Haileybury Turnford on Sunday 18th March 2018.