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It Has Never Been Easier To Join The NATD

If you are a teacher with qualifications gained with another dance association, then transfer your qualifications to the NATD.

The NATD would be delighted to accept your application, please click on the link below to find out more about the NATD.

The application form will need completing and submitting to our Head Office in Thatcham together with the appropriate fee. Don't delay - do it today!

Download the Application Form

Application for Ordinary Membership

Extraordinary members are not entitled to the same privileges as Ordinary members.

Full membership of the Association (Ordinary Membership) can be given to those who have become members through NATD examination (Associate, Licentiate & Fellow).

Please find full details and a link to the Ordinary Membership Application Form by clicking here.

You will need your membership login name and password to access these pages.

The end of the current 3 year period is December 31st 2017. All U.K.examiners Ballroom and Theatrical MUST complete CPD . Please download a form from the Teachers' area on the website and send or scan to

A confirmation of successful completion of CPD will be sent by e-mail. An optional display certificate is available from Head Office for £5.00. Please contact the office if you would like one.

Teachers are encouraged to participate in the scheme as it is a useful promotion of your skills as a teacher. The certificate can then be renewed every 3 years. Attendance at all NATD meetings and congress count to the 300 points. For other qualifying courses please contact Annette Hufton.

DBS checks

Any NATD member who teaches young people under 18 years and or vulnerable adults will need to let Head Office know their reference number and date of issue before renewal of annual membership. An e-mail is being sent to all members asking for details - IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that this is returned to Head Office.

If you prefer, please phone the office with the information. If you have an existing check for similar work-say in a school for example, you do not need another check but you do need to register the details with the office. The checks should be renewed every 3 years for NATD purposes please. NATD recommend using Due Diligence Checking Ltd., P O Box 6878 Syston, Leicester LE 7 4ZR Tel 0845 644 3298

NATD Tango Argentino

The NATD Tango Argentino Amateur and Professional Syllabus. a one day workshop presented by The Alternative Rhythms Committee.

Click here to find out more.

NATD Salsa Roadshow 2017

The NATD Salsa Amateur and Professional Syllabus. a one day workshop presented by The Alternative Rhythms Committee.

Click here to find out more.

NATD were at Move It for all 3 days in the new venue at the Excel Arena in Docklands London. It was very busy and lively as usual with lots of interest in NATD.

Thanks to Kevin Page our CEO who was there throughout, also to Phil Meacham, Diana Washbourne, Ben Briscoe, Wendy Bates and Vicki Heathcote for helping on the stand.

Bev Drew and Harita Stavrou led classes that were full to capacity (click here to see a clip). Also, thanks to the students from Glenlyn Academy for performing on the CDET Demo stage.

Annette Hufton

Teacher Focus Groups
Do you teach GCSE or A level?

We are living in a time of rapid and extensive reform in education in England, and teachers are facing many challenges.

The first of the reformed qualifications are now being taught in schools and colleges, and we are currently completing the accreditation of subjects that will be taught from 2016. We want to find out how well prepared teachers feel for teaching the new qualifications.

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Re-introduction of Awards

Both National Awards 2 & 3 will now have a very attractive trophy to go with the Diploma and are available in Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Freestyle & Street.

Introduction of Pre Bronze 1 & 2

These medal tests will be available from January 1st and replace Grades 1, 2 & 3.

Grades will be phased out during 2016 and will not be available after July. This change is made with a view to paving the way for Dancesport Genres to have their own full integrated graded system of examinations which will run alongside our very successful medal test system..


The NATD are proud to promote its first ever Medallist of the Year Competition.

Area heats will start taking place in November 2015 culminating a the Grand Finals at the famous Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens Blackpool on Sunday 9th October 2016.

Click here to find out more...

Contemporary Dance
Teachers' Course

Congratulations to our latest Contemporary Course teachers who enjoyed a weekend Sept 24/25th with Harita Stavrou in Richmond-on-Thames learning Grades 1-6. A special welcome to all new NATD members from the course.

NATD Contemporary Syllabus
NATD is delighted that their Contemporary Syllabus has been officially recognised by Ofqual.

This is currently the only recognised Contemporary syllabus to be eligible for UCAS points.

The syllabus continues to be very popular with students and teachers with the courses very well supported. We are delighted with the latest recognition and the status that it gives the genre.

Our Teachers' Courses for the Grades and Vocational work are open to anyone holding an Associate qualification (or equivalent) in Ballet or Modern Dance, a Licentiate in Freestyle or who hold a degree in Performing Arts/P.E. The next courses will be held later this term-please contact head office to join the waiting list.

For more information on the syllabus and the available courses please contact

Annette Hufton
Quality Assurance Manager & Child Protection Officer

Syllabus DVD Snippets

Please access the links below to see mini clips of our current Theatrical syllabi.

More information available on our Exams page or contact Head Office.

Syllabi and DVDs may be purchased from the NATD website Products page.

Contemporary Syllabus DVD

The pack contains 2 DVDs showing all the set exercises from Grade 1 to Intermediate. DVDs are not available separately.

Click here to visit out shop pages and order your copy today.

NATD is delighted to launch the new "AdultFit" syllabus in Ballet and Tap for adults aged 16 years and over which is available now. The syllabus encourages a positive approach to exercise for adults and everyone is rewarded for taking part.

The syllabus arrangements have deliberately been left to the teacher, in order to allow maximum flexibility depending on the candidates' ability and experience. All candidates will receive a diploma.

Thanks to the Senior Examiners and committees involved for their support in the development of this work. It would be excellent to have a strong take up of this syllabus and hopefully teachers and students will be inspired by the new work.