Coronavirus (Covid-19)

ABD headquarters
Following the government’s announcement outlining more stringent measures to combat coronavirus, we have taken the decision to close ABD headquarters until further notice.  
ABD staff will be working from home and still able to respond to queries via email and telephone 0121 288 4166.
Office hours are Monday to Friday 09.00 to 16.00

Shop & Online Streaming
Online orders may still be placed as usual through our online shop but will be despatched only once our operations resume. 
Any orders for online streaming are able to be processed and we are currently working to add more of our DVD library to the currently available titles.

Examinations
The ABD suspended all ABD examiner travel on 17 March until 30 April 2020.
The safety of our teachers, candidates, parents, examiners and ABD staff is paramount. We will postpone and reorganise all exams where possible.

If you have questions please contact Natalie on admin@abd.dance

We will continue to communicate with you regularly throughout this global pandemic.

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Welcome to the ABD website

A Not-For-Profit organisation

The Associated Board of Dance Ltd (by guarantee)
ABD is a dance examination board that offers regulated examinations in dance core subjects which are accredited by GQAL & OFQUAL and offers accredited technical examinations and medal tests in all forms of dance.

ABD operates internationally – we give a personal service to teachers involving syllabi work either at our headquarters or at your studio and offer support, advice and an insight to dancers entering the profession as teachers, performers or choreographers.

Our syllabi has been written by teams of experts in their particular field and our examinations demand a high standard of work which have gained a reputation and respect within the dance industry for quality.

ABD are corporate members of 'The British Dance Council' (BDC), The Theatre Dance Council International (TDCI) and also fully accredited members of the "Board of Dance Qualifications & Training" (BDQT) - comparability studies are regularly held with other recognised dance awarding organisations to ensure quality is maintained across the board.

ABD offers examinations and medal tests in the following:

Classical
Ballet, National, Greek, Character.

Theatre Dance 
Modern / Jazz, Tap, Freestyle, Soft Musical Comedy, Acrobatic and Contortion, 
Song and Dance, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Cheerleading.

Contemporary 
ABD's Contemporary Syllabus was launched in 2018

Commercial

ABD's Commercial Syllabus is written and demonstrated by Josh Wharmby (E-Learning)

Ballroom and Latin American
Classical Sequence & Old Time

Freestyle
Street & Hip-Hop, Rock 'n' Roll, Salsa and Argentine Tango

Irish Dancing
Hard shoe, Light shoe and Ceili.

Speech and Drama

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Cyprus Ballet Students - We are so proud of them !

A selection of images from our Cypriot members students:

It's never been easier to join the ABD

Why not become part of the fastest growing dance examination board in the UK.

We have a vibrant young membership and offer great teacher support and training courses throughout the country, as well as festivals, competitions and opportunities to perform in a professional environment.

If you are qualified with another association, you can transfer your qualifications to ABD without taking an examination. 

You can apply for your full membership here: Membership Application



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