I.S.T.D ballet syllabi are specially created to test the dancer's knowledge and encourage a very strong technique. Enjoyment is of prime importance for a young child beginning to dance, and the Class Examinations and Performance Awards provide ideal opportunities for those attending classes for recreational purposes on a once a week basis. For children wishing to study in greater depth, there are the more technically demanding Grade Examinations. In all the children's work a steady build up and safe practice are of great importance. This syllabi is recognised by all the top Dance and Performing Arts colleges and is QCF recognised.