Lizzie Meeks Dip PD, AISTD DIP/CDE is a fully qualified ISTD teacher and member of the ISTD and therefore is qualified to enter pupils for ISTD examinations. LMSD dance teachers have ISTD teaching qualifications.

The Imperial Society of Dance Teachers (ISTD) is the world’s leading dance examination board. Formed in 1904, it is today, a registered educational charity and the only organisation that covers the full spectrum of dance examinations on a worldwide scale. The ISTD’s chief objective is to educate the public in the art of dancing, in all its many genres.

To acheive this the ISTD works in four ways:
To promote the knowledge of dance.
• To maintain and improve teaching standards.
To qualify, by examination, teachers of dancing in the ISTD's specialised teaching techniques taught by their 10,000 members in schools of dancing throughout the world.
To provide, through its syllabi, techniques upon which to train dancers for the profession.  

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