BETTY TILLEY, 1934-2009
First CSTD Asia-Pacific Director
CSTD Singapore began with an arranged meeting in 1996 between Examiner Betty Tilley and Barbara Hannan, a Singapore-based Scottish dance and ballet enthusiast. Barbara who hails from the UK heard that CSTD offered Highland dance exams and wasted no time in organising workshops for this under the People’s Association, together with Ballet and Tap which was a big part of the CSTD.
She became the Organiser for CSTD Singapore that year, and later Malaysia and India. Jazz Ballet soon followed and introductory courses were held at Crestar School of Dance (Cre-Ed), which was the first school to hold CSTD examinations in 1997 (below).