Exams and Medals

For pupils under 6 years old we do a very comprehensive medal test system which allows them to individually dance on stage in a costume. There are also short exams tailored specifically for children of this age.

Many of our tots, which are 2 to 5 year olds, have already mastered solo performances. They have danced on stage in costumes on their own (sometimes with quite a big audience), and have also passed Rose Awards and their first Exams.

Our examinations are recognised by many professional bodies, the lower grades are GCSE equivalents, and the higher grades equivalent to A Level grades. So not only is it an enjoyable hobby, you are also gaining recognised qualifications!

Medals

The Medal Test is a performance based award system, where candidates perform in front of an audience and therefore gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence required for a performance. All awards in the Medal Tests can be taken in either a solo, duet, trio, group or troupe form.

These awards are available to candidates of all ages with each Medal or Trophy having a coloured centre to show the candidate's age group. There are 15 levels for a candidate to progress through starting with the Bronze Medal all the way to a 3rd Cup.

Examinations

B.T.D.A. offer the following NQF qualifications

Graded examinations

  • Grade 1 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)
  • Grade 2 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)
  • Grade 3 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)
  • Grade 4 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)
  • Grade 5 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)
  • Grade 6 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)
  • Grade 7 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)
  • Grade 8 ( Ballet, Tap, Modern, Greek, Lyrical, Acrobatic)


Vocational Examinations

  • Intermediate                 (Ballet, Tap, Modern)
  • Advanced Foundation      (Ballet, Tap, Modern)
  • Advanced 1                      (Ballet, Tap, Modern)
  • Advanced 2                     (Ballet, Tap, Modern)
  • Diploma                           (Ballet, Tap, Modern) 


Teaching Qualifications

  • Certificate in Dance Teaching Assistant
  • Certificate in Dance Teaching
  • Diploma in Dance Teaching