Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
Ian is a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and is a proud member of the United States branch of the ISTD. The organization is the largest and most prestigious teaching society in the world, formed in 1904 covering many different styles of dance. The society has over 10,000 members and is known for its high standards. Moreover, the ISTD holds very rigorous examinations for professional teachers. It publishes the famous 'Revised Technique' by the late Alex Moore MBE, the bible of Ballroom Technique.
Ian is available for professional theory coaching for candidates who wish to be qualified in either International Standard or Latin American with the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. He firmly believes that all professional teachers should be qualified and fully supports the initiative of all professionals being certified with the National Dance Council of America.
Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA)
In 2002 a new teaching society was formed in the USA called Pro DVIDA® (Dance Vision International Dance Association) and is the brain child of Wayne and Donna Eng. The aim is to provide professionals with top-notch service and valuable tools and to identify those teachers who exemplify the highest levels of skill and ethical standards, through training, experience and certification. Ian is therefore delighted to be associated with Pro DVIDA®) and has already trained candidates for their examinations. Moreover, in November 2008, Ian was appointed Regional Examiner and may administer the following Professional exams:-
Junior Associate, Associate & Master American Style Rhythm
Junior Associate, Associate & Master American Style Smooth
Junior Associate, Associate & Master International Latin American
Junior Associate, Associate, Master & Grand Master International Standard