OK trina! it's the ISTD in london (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). its as big and as influential internationally as the RAD, but probably less known in america. they have syllabi for ballroom also! anyway, their "modern" syllabus is not very (modern , that is!). but its certainly useful for what it does.<P>they have a website, but right now i can't remember the URL. get back to me if you're desperate for it!<P>re the limon book: WOW you know the author? i've always liked that book!<P>re other 'modern' syllabi: no, unfortunately the graham school have no publicly available syllabus (i asked a few years ago...) and the RAD certainly don't -but at present they are considering whether they should construct one! <P>if you would like to offer YOUR opinion (or anyone else?) their (newly opened) website is <A HREF="http://www.rad.org.uk" TARGET=_blank>www.rad.org.uk</A> and they are kicking it off with an open survey about their image, their methods, their standards, etc.<P>hey azlan - as i explained elsewhere to trina, i would never have volunteered this info unless stuart had asked me DIRECTLY - which he DID! so: blame goes back to the supposedly mild-mannered stuart!<P>do you notice how skilfully i actually avoided contributing anything (more) to stuart's actual topic here???!