Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing
CSTD works to promote the 4 ‘E’s – Education, Encouragement, Expression and Enjoyment. Its primary objective is to “encourage the art of dance”. The Society believes that teachers and the examination system should provide enjoyment, encouragement, education and expression through dance. The syllabus embodies the belief that a child who is stimulated will learn more readily and perform better. CSTD teachers design their classes with this objective in mind. It sees encouragement as an important element of dance teaching.
Whether in class, in an examination or on stage, it is important to encourage pupils to give of their best to the level of their own ability without being seen to be in competition with unrealistic standards. CSTD caters for all major dance disciplines and operates throughout South East Asia, Canada and most recently in Britain
United Dance Organisation
UDO is now the largest street dance organization in the world with over 75,000 members across 30 countries including Africa, Australia, Dubai, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. It hosts 16 regional events annually, as well as Six Nations, British Championships, European Championships and World Championships. Its mission is to provide dancers of all ages, levels, background, abilities and disabilities a positive platform to discover and unleash the dancers’ creativity. It believes in making street, hip hop and commercial dance inclusive for all.
The Al Gilbert Syllabus has become a closely integrated part of tap and its levels from Primary to Grade 8 are universal tap monuments. Each level builds on knowledge and technique from previous levels while remaining a separate and complete entity. The syllabus has many strengths. It divides work into barre, center and turns across the floor for clarity and precision. The routines are perfect for development of sequential memory skills and genuine performance quality.
Progressing Ballet Technique
PBT is an innovative program developed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. The exercises have been developed with care and guidance. The program has received
positive feedbacks from teachers and students worldwide.
Acrobatic Arts runs training and certification courses for dance teachers in the art of AcroDance: flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more.
Broadway Dance Center, New York
BDC is one of the first “drop-in” dance training schools in the world offering 200 classes a week in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, theater and more. The faculty consists of more than 80 renowned dance professionals and
choreographers. The center offers programs for professionals, enthusiasts, internationals and youth.
Its continued dedication to the international dance community, state of the art studios and its location in the heart of New York City Theater District make it the ultimate destination for dancers around the globe.