The National Association of Teachers of Dancing is a company limited by guarantee. Its Articles of Association control it and a Rule Book has been framed within those articles. A full-time Office Manager and staff under the direction of the President and the Council of Management administer the Association. The latter are all democratically elected for a limited term of office but may offer themselves for re-election.

Professional examinations are available in all branches. Each of these has a syllabus of graded examinations and medal tests which can eventually lead to professional standards. Each branch is controlled, under the jurisdiction of the Council, by a technical sub-committee, which is re-elected at the biennial Examiners Meetings; Ballroom alternating annually with Theatrical. The Theatrical workshops are held in the Midlands, North and the South.

The Association produces a magazine twice a year, issued free to all its members. This updates them on forthcoming events, syllabus revisions, and Head Office information. It also includes stimulating, sometimes thought provoking, articles and general comment on the dance business and dance trends.

A number of technical publications are available from head office. The Association is truly international with a worldwide membership in many countries. Examiners regularly travel as far afield as Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam. The National is a member of and has representatives on the following bodies:

  • British Dance Council
  • Sports and Recreation Alliance
  • Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre

NATD Senior Examiners/Chairperson

Alternative Rhythms                            Phil Meacham

Ballet                                                   Valerie Le Serve

Ballroom & Latin American                  Mary Richardson

Classic Ballet                                       Eileen Bennett

Contemporary                                     Harita Stavrou

Freestyle, Street & Rock n Roll          Frances Dawson

Gymnastic Dance                               Beverley Hadley

Musical Theatre                                  Yvonne Creber

Modern Stage                                     Sharon Potter

National Tap                                        Julie Bates

Sequence                                            Audrey Bromage

Stage Branch Tap                               Yvonne Creber

Meet The NATD

Julie Bates

National Tap Senior Examiner

Audrey Bromage

Sequence Senior Examiner

Frances Dawson

Senior Freestyle Examiner

Beverley Hadley

Gymnastic Dance Senior Examiner

Valerie Le Serve

Senior Ballet Examiner

Phil Meacham

Ballroom Branch Examiner

Sharon Potter

Modern Stage Branch Senior Examiner

Mary Richardson

Senior Ballroom and Latin American Examiner

Harita Stavrou

Theatrical Branch Examiner

Our History

I have taught and entered many professional candidates and through doing so have come to appreciate what an inclusive and diverse organisation the NATD is, one that I am proud to be a member of!

S Barrett

The NATD is an integral part of our schools training and has been for 47 years. Students past and present have furthered their dance and performance training at highly acclaimed theatre schools throughout the country plus working professionally on London’s West End, cruise liners, Disneyland and in cabaret, performing and choreographing in the UK and overseas. All of the above are proving that the NATD theatrical syllabus stands the test of time whilst continuing to also move with the times for new generations of dancers.