I started to dance at the early age of 4 some 56 years ago.   I am now fully qualified…
I began my dancing journey at the age of 5 at Chester’s School of Dance, Fleetwood Lancashire, under Principal Hazel…
Peter joined ABD 4 years ago and was instrumental in setting up the ABD Ballroom Southern Area and currently holds…
Joanne began dancing at the age of 3 at the "Circle School Of Dance" taught by her mother, Jacqueline Loats.At…
Lee trained at Pattison's Academy and the Shirley Thompson Academy in dance, music and drama from the age of 5…
Colin Lang (Fellow + Senior Examiner ABD) is our Theatre Dance President. Colin has been associated with the entertainment profession…

Meet the team.


Colin Lang, Joanne Sullivan, Peter Nash.

Business Advisor

Lee Clark


Examinations Secretary – Francesca Sullivan

Compliance - Leigh-Ann James

Memberships / Admin - Deina Rodrigues

General Secretary / I.T. / Promotions – Darren Hodson

Examiners (Theatre)

Joanne Sullivan, Colin Lang, Caroline Haines, Leigh Ann James, Sue Bibb, Vanessa Spencer, Helen Barwell, Charlotte Davies, Ann Marie Bentick, Jenny Bowen-Whittles, Venessa Chapman, Samantha Phillimore, Valerie Voisey, Valerie Nurse, Louisa Shaw, Melanie Hadfield, Mandy Ellen.

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