ISTD Exam’s are held in the Summer half term holiday.


EDT Annual Show Civic Theatre ©Patrick Anderson 2013


Exams are offered to students in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern, from Primary level to Intermediate.


To be eligible for entry, the student must have demonstrated a high level of attendance and dedication in class, and their teacher believes they are capable of passing the examination. They will then be given additional exam rehearsal classes to ensure they feel fully prepared & to obtain the best possible grade.


EDT annial show Civic Theatre ©Patrick Anderson 2014


Exam fees are quite high, and the Essex Dance Theatre does not require that a student take the exam in order to move up to the next grade. However, taking the exam is encouraged to enable children to develop confidence and performance skills with a focus on improving their technique.

Exam Uniform & Details 2016

Exam Rehearsals May 2017

Rhythm Vocabulary complete