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Teacher Training

The best teachers are always learning!

The job you're doing is life-changing for your pupils and for schools.


At Boom Arts Academy we train our teachers to a professional level. It’s important that we support you to further your teaching skills.

Let us help you be the best version of you!

About Miss Isla

Boom Arts Academy was created by Isla Selley in 2015. Isla Selley has been teaching for 17 years professionally, and is an Award winning teacher for her “Dedication to the arts.” Key callouts include:

  • Miss Isla is a specialist in her field and is on the ISTD DFR committee for street dance.

  • She has performed and choreographed at some of the world’s leading dance organisations and training programmes.

  • Miss Isla lectures and demonstrates for the ISTD in numerous dance events including Dance exchange and Street dance courses.

  • She judges ISTD and dance competitions and around the world.  


Alongside Boom Arts Academy, Miss Isla offers online training packages complete with resources for student teachers and those with more experience.  She also offers choreographic masterclasses and workshops in a variety of styles for teachers.


ISTD qualified teacher training in

Street Dance or Disco Freestyle

There are many pathways for this training, dependant on where you want to take your career and where you live in the world.


Training for the Associate qualification will give the tools to teach professional classes. The qualification also gives prospective dance teachers a solid grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to teach dance in a safe environment.


If you wish to enter your students in to a syllabus where they work towards progressive qualifications then this training programme will equip you with the foundation knowledge of what you will need to take the next steps and medal knowledge.

  • ISTD Qualified Associate Street dance teacher

  • ISTD Qualified  Student Associate Street dance teacher

  • ISTD Qualified Associate Disco Freestyle Teacher

  • ISTD Qualified Student Associate Disco Freestyle Teacher


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How you can train


Boom Arts Academy offer a range of ways for you to train with us. We will tailor a programme to specifically suit your needs and ability.

We currently offer the following training options to get you where you want to be:

  • Individual online live zoom training

  • group online live zoom classes training

  • Masterclasses online or face to face

  • In Studio training

  • Course workshops

  • E-resources

  • Recorded feedback

  • Assessments

  • 1-2-1 training upon request


Training packages:

We also offer bespoke programmes and packages.  These are available with a minimum of 10 weeks online training.

Requirements to train with us:

  • You must be age 17 (student teacher) or above and have dance teaching experience.

  • You need to be a minimum of 18 years or above (associate level)  to enter for this examination.

  • An exam is required after the training to get the full qualification with the ISTD

  • Exams can be taken online remotely

What we'll teach you


DEMONSTRATION and Choreographic ideas



A - Theory, Explanations and Teaching methodology

B - Knowledge and history








Anatomy and physiology relating to the dancer Demonstration and practical competency



- Choreographic ideas

- Music ideas

- Medal test knowledge

- Examination knowledge

Progressing your journey

Successful completion of the Associate Diploma will mean you can apply for a Full Membership of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. This will enable you to enter students for examinations and benefit from the ISTD full membership package.  

You may apply to the British Dance Council for a License to Adjudicate competitions in the genre in which you are qualified.  

You can also start to consider the next steps of your teaching journey by training for the higher teaching qualifications.


How to contact us


To enquire about how Boom Arts Academy to help you, please contact us to discuss your needs:




Call: 07951 992 056

Why train with us?

Training with Boom Arts Academy will get you where you want to be, in a way that suits you most. Listen to some of the feedback from teachers who have completed their training with us.

"All the qualities you could want in a really good teacher, so I couldn't recommend Isla enough, and I've had loads of fun doing it..."

Jennifer Wakefield,

Teaching student at Boom Arts Academy

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