Founded in 1904, The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with the widest range of genres available. From Ballet and Ballroom to Commercial Hip-Hop, ISTD covers the full spectrum of dance genres. For more than 110 years, ISTD has provided training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling them to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and celebrate the joy of dance.

SMPAA is the first ISTD Recognised Dance Centre in Asia, and the first educational institute in Vietnam that applies the ISTD syllabus, taught by ISTD certified dance teachers.