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The History of National Association of Teachers of Dancing

2011

Partnership with 'International Dance Supplies'.

2011

CDET Validation of Vocational Grades.

2006

The NATD’s Centenary year.

1976

NATD celebrates its Diamond Jubilee

1968

Nornie Dwyer publishes a 'Handbook of Modern Dancing’.

1964

NATD and DTA hold a Joint Conference with a view to amalgamation.

1963

Len Scrivener edits a new book, called the ‘Complete Dancer’.

1962

Nornie Dwyer’s ‘The Twist’ booklet sold out a print run of 125,000 in ten days.

1957

NATD re-issued the technical section of Henry Jacques book as a ‘Revised Technique’ for professionals

1954

NATD booklet ‘Ballroom Dancing to Bronze Medal’ issued.

1952

NATD incorporated as a Limited Company. First directors: Tommy Rogers, Millicent Simmonds, Keith Jones, Frank Borrows, Alex Hooper, George Holden, Maude Wells.

1950

Revised Technique Explained’ book by Frank Borrows. This was a godsend for student professionals. Very logical. Saved hours in the learning of theory.

1948

‘Latin American Dancing’ by Frank Borrows. This was the first comprehensive book on Latin dance.

1947

‘Ballroom Dancing for Beginners’ published by Frank Borrows.

1946

'Ballroom dancing for Amateur Tests’ book issued by Carl Bryant.

1945

NATD initiates Student Tests in Ballroom.

1940

'Modern Ballroom Dancing' by Henry Jacques published. Most detailed analysis of technique ever.

1939

NATD initiate the Junior Championship at the Blackpool Dance Festival. Gwen Silvester, sister of Victor Silvester, donated the Trophy.

1938

NATD initiated the Juvenile Championship at the Blackpool Dance Festival. Bob Garganico donated the trophy.

1932

Alex Moore (the famous personality who later moved to the ISTD, started the world-wide Letter Service and became the third President of the International Council of Ballroom Dancing) was elected as the National’s President.

1932

NATD started Medal Test system. National member Edgar Newton conceived this great idea.

1916

Now grown to 90 members.

1913

64 members attended Congress. (That represented almost 100% attendance)

1912

NATD had 50 members