ISTD Exams & Medal Days


Karen Hardy Dance Studios is affiliated with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), a leading dance examination board which is recognised around the world.

ISTD offers two streams: dance exams for those that wish to pursue a professional dance career and teaching qualifications for those that wish to guide others. Suffice to say, our teachers follow the ISTD syllabus, using specialist techniques to promote dance and educate.

Our young and adult members can take part in ISTD Medallist Competitions throughout the year. Finalists from each category may even qualify for the ISTD Grand Finals.

We also hold exam days at the studio, in which members perform in front of an ISTD examiner, offering the opportunity for progression in the dance world.

Karen says: “I will always believe in the quality that comes from the ISTD…I say to my students that their lessons and qualifications are an investment.”

To find out more about ISTD Medal Days and Competitions please contact



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