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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

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.

Argentine Tango and Salsa

The NATD are launching an exciting new project. We are currently arranging training roadshows throughout 2017 and 2018 for professionals and student teachers to enable them to qualify in these fantastic rhythms.

Click here to read more.

New President

Annette Hufton is the new NATD President.
Click here to find out more.

Are you interested in being part of the new series of Britain's Got Talent? Contact Alex Wright on 0207 691 6569 or email

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.

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.

Click here to


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' Courses

February 25th/26th 2017

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

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.