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G Dance Productions to carry out further research and development into inclusive ballet teaching approaches.

Click here to find out more about GDance.

NATD Contemporary in Vietnam

Harita Stavrou and Annette Hufton have recently returned from Ho Chi Minh city where NATD Contemporary work was introduced at the request of the Vietnamese Arts and Education (VMA) in an intensive course over a week.

The work was received with great enthusiasm and resulted in the successful examination of 6 Associate teachers, who will now deliver the syllabus in local schools. The warmth and generous hospitality of our hosts made us very welcome and the students were delightful - Harita is now expert at counting up to 4 in Vietnamese!

Our thanks and congratulations to everyone involved with the project and we hope to build on this course in the future so that the work will expand to other areas. Pictured are Harita and Annette with the students and staff of VMA.

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.


New Year's Honour

The NATD were delighted to see that one of our most distinguished Patrons, Miss Angela Rippon, was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list.

Miss Rippon's award is a true testament to the devotion and commitment she has shown to charitable work and to outstanding contributions to the field of Alzheimer's and dementia. Warmest congratulations to her from the NATD.

The 2017 Frances Dawson Award

The 2017 Special Award has been named in honour of Frances Dawson who has just completed a second term as President of our wonderful Dance Association.

Frances has devoted her life to dance having been a member of the NATD since 1967. She is a Fellow and Multi Dance Branch Examiner for the Ballroom genres and is also the Senior Examiner for Freestyle and a member of the Ballroom and Latin Committee and Chairman of the Midland Area of the NATD.

The NATD are delighted to offer the 2017 Award in recognition of the great work that Frances has done and continues to do for the NATD.

The Award is offered in all grades at Rainbow, One Dance, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Cross and above levels with a very attractive range of trophies. The awards are superb and are a must for anyone taking NATD exams in 2017.

The award is a one off multi dance examination. The choice of dances is up to the pupil.

Tango Argentino and Salsa

STOP PRESS - The Tango Argentino Roadshow Date and Venue have now been confirmed.

29th Apr 2017 at the
Medway School of Dancing, Tonbridge, Kent.

Click here for more details. .

Click here to make an on-line booking.

New President

Annette Hufton is the new NATD President.

Click here to find out more.

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.

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.


Conference and Training Day
Sunday 3rd Sept 2017

The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW

Open to ALL entering Teachers and Examiners.

Attendance is a must for all those who regularly enter either Theatrical or Dance Sport Medal Tests & Professional Examinations.

Click here for more information.

Click here to book your tickets on line.

Medallist of the Year 2017

The NATD are proud to promote its second Medallist of the Year Competition after a magnificent staging of the event in 2016!

Area heats for the next Medallist of the Year will start taking place in November 2016. The Grand Finals will be held at the famous Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens Blackpool in 2017 over two days - September 23rd and 24th 2017.

Click here for more information.

Contemporary Dance
Teachers' Course

April 29th/30th 2017 at Richmond

A two day course on the NATD Contemporary Dance Syllabus led by Harita Stavrou, NATD Fellow and Examiner.

On completion of the course, NATD membership will be available enabling the participant to enter students for NATD Graded Contemporary Dance examinations. Teachers must hold a recognised Associate qualification in Ballet/ Modern Dance, or a Performing Arts/P.E. Degree or equivalent. DVD pack/syllabi will be available at the course.

To book online please click here.

Contemporary Dance
Teachers' Course

May 13th/14th 2017 at Derby

A two day course on the NATD Contemporary Dance Syllabus led by an NATD Fellow and Examiner.

On completion of each course, a certificate will be issued enabling the participant to enter students for NATD Graded and the Vocational Grades examinations, providing the teacher holds an Associate qualification in Ballet or Modern Dance, or a Performing Arts/P.E. Degree.

To book online please click here.

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
President, 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.

Also available:
  • Contemporary - Vocational Grades
  • Stage Branch Tap - Vocational Grades

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.

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