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Associated Board of Dance is offering a seven day Associate teacher training course in the West Midlands, leading to the Associate Teaching Qualification, AABD.

Running over seven Sundays you can then take the Associate examination in Contemporary.

Nicholson School of Dance

Address11, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT

When:

2nd Sunday of each month.
Each class will be 10am to 4pm - Please bring a towel and a packed lunch. 

January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th

Payment:

Fees are £60 per day payable in two installments of £210.

The first payment due on or before Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Second payment due Monday, April 1st.

Register and pay with this link - Registration

For further information and to book this course please contact the office on 0121 288 4166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7th October 2018 for the UK National Associated Board of Dance Medallist of the Year.

Venue: Holiday Inn, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5.  Doors open at 10am, first round 10.30am.

Tickets are £18 pp and available from principals.

Please contact Peter Nash, Ballroom President, with any queries @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:08

Contemporary Teacher Training

Contemporary Course North East
When: Sun, 11 November, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: Extravadance, Westoe Crown Community Hub Unit R9, Sea Winnings Way, South Shields NE33 3PE, UK (map)
 
Contemporary Course Edinburgh
When: Sun, 16 December, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: Dance For All, 106 St Stephen St, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ, UK (map)
 

This brand new syllabus has been written by Miss Clare Palethorpe who is an expert in Contemporary Dance and has been an AQA Examination Board moderator for the GCSE dance syllabus from 2006 to present.

The course is open to non-members also.

The syllabus is graded from Grades 1 to 5 and then follows on into the Associate teaching qualification – AABD. This syllabus is accredited by the "Board of Dance Qualifications & Training (BDQT).

Times: Usually 10am to 4pm – Bring water a packed lunch and a towel

Fee for the day: £55

CPD Points Awarded: 5 points

If you would like to attend, it is important that you book a place with the ABD office ASAP as places are limited. 

Click here to register for a Contemporary Course Levels 1, 2 & 3


There are 3 methods of payment:

Cheques made payable to ABD Ltd and sent to address above

Bank transfer: Sort Code: 20-07-71    A/C No: 40362611 – please state who you are on the form

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any queries:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 0121 288 4166 (Answered from 10am till 4pm)

 

Associated Board of Dance is offering a seven day Associate teacher training course, leading to the Associate Teaching Qualification, AABD.

Running over seven Sundays you can choose one subject of either Ballet, Tap or Modern Jazz - This course has been designed as a foundation for the 5-day intensive summer school for teachers with no prior knowledge of ABD syllabi.

You may feel confident enough to learn an additional subject during the Summer School - please discuss this with your teachers and they can advise you on an individual basis.

These seven Sundays are leading up to and preparing you for the ABD Summer School 19th to 23rd August 2019, which is a 5-day intensive course whereupon completing the course you can take the Associate qualification in either or a combination of Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz at the end of the week.
The course will be run in the Midlands.

The Sunday dates are Jan 27th, Feb 24th, March 31st, April 28th, May 26th, June 30th, July 28th.

The times will be 10 am until 3 pm

Fees are £60 per day payable in two installments.

You can pay and register with this link: Registration

The first payment due on or before Monday 7th January 2019. Second payment due Monday, April 8th.

Summer School Fees are £300 for the week (not including examination fees) and need to be paid by August 5th.

Associate Exam Fee is £116.00

All classes are taken by co-chief examiners Colin Lang FABD and Joanne Sullivan FABD.

For further information and to book this course please contact the office on 0121 288 4166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, 03 February 2017 13:25

ABD Welsh Festival of Dance 2019

Sat 15th & 16th June, 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th 

TDCI Championship event – 23rd June

ENTRIES IN BY END OF FEBRUARY - Please note the increased fee for solo entries which is now £4.50

We would like all of your entries as a priority before the end of February with payment invoices being sent out early April. It is imperative that we get these entries prompt so that we can issue a timetable as soon as possible. Please note, entries will not be accepted unless they are on the spreadsheet attached.
I have attached below the entry spreadsheet and prospectus.

Returning again are our Welsh Championships in both Junior and Senior Modern, Tap and Song & Dance. We are NOT hosting Ballet championships this year.

Championship entries are £10 per subject.

Please ensure that you send off for you 2019 membership direct to the TDCI as without this you will not be able to be picked!

The date of our championship is: Sunday 23rd June.
 
Click to download
 
 
 
 
Venue address:
Coleg Gwent 
Pontypool Campus
Blaendare Road
Pontypool
NP4 5YE

Look forward to hearing from you!

DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW - PROSPECTUS AND ENTRY FORMS

Thursday, 01 December 2016 16:44

Peter Nash - Ballroom President

Peter joined ABD 4 years ago and was instrumental in setting up the ABD Ballroom Southern Area and currently holds the position of Chairman.

Peter is a Fellow & Examiner of the ABD.

Under Peter’s chairmanship, the Southern Region has been extremely busy and successful holding competitions and events leading onto Southern Area scholarships being awarded to competitors and pupils of the Southern Region members.

Peter represents the ABD at the British Dance Council Board of Directors'  & Teachers' Committee meetings.

Peter is in great demand as a Judge and spends a lot of his time travelling up and down the country recommending ABD to fellow dancers.

March 9th 10th & 16th 17th

Our Midlands festival is fast approaching with 2019 dates being the: 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th of March. 

We would like all of your entries as a priority before Christmas with payment invoices being sent out early in the new year. It is imperative that we get these entries prompt so that we can issue a timetable early in the new year. 
 
TDCI Championship

Please ensure that you send off for you 2019 membership direct to the TDCI as without this you will not be able to be picked!

The date of our championship is: Sunday 10th March
 
Returning again are our Midlands Championships in both Junior and Senior Modern and Tap.

Championship entries are £10 per subject
 
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

 
You can pay for your ABD entries here:
 
 
DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW - ABD Prospectus & Entry Forms
 
VENUE DETAILS
 

Forest Arts Centre
Hawbush road 
Walsall
WS3 1AJ 
Friday, 08 January 2016 16:24

Please support this great cause.

One of our Theatre Members Lorraine George has written a book to raise funds for her charity The Rob George Foundation which she set-up with her husband in memory of their youngest son Rob whose life was cruelly cut short by acute myeloid leukaemia.

The foundation has two aims.

  • To financially or practically support young people with life threatening illnesses
  • To financially support young people in the worlds of Sport or Performing Arts who demonstrate enormous commitment, and/or ability, but can show that they are being stopped from fulfilling their full potential due to their financial situation.

The book is called ‘End to End – with love. X” It is available in paperback from Amazon for £15.99  and all proceeds will go to the Rob George Foundation and support young people when they need it most.

Four years in the life of an ordinary mother. A book from the heart, attempting to record what it is like to find your life out of your control. Share the uncomfortable juxtaposition of deep sadness alongside enormous fun and pride. On the one hand "End to End – with love. x" is a journey through the eyes of a mother, as her youngest son faces a life threatening illness. Intertwined with this runs an account of her journey, literally from the end to end of Britain, on a bike! This was a trip they had planned to make together. This is a true-life account of the surprising strength, determination and power that can be found deep within us. Life will never be the same again for this mother and her family. Perhaps it will inspire you too? Proceeds from the sale of this book will help support the work of The Rob George

http://www.amazon.co.uk/End-love-x/dp/1519712324

 

Further Information:

You can read more about Lorraine’s son and fundraising events on the Rob George Foundation website and social media sites below.

http://therobgeorgefoundation.co.uk/about-us/

F:  https://www.facebook.com/therobgeorgefoundation

T: https://twitter.com/RGFcharity

 

Four years in the life of an ordinary mother. A book from the heart, attempting to record what it is like to find your life out of your control. Share the uncomfortable juxtaposition of deep sadness alongside enormous fun and pride. On the one hand "End to End – with love. x" is a journey through the eyes of a mother, as her youngest son faces a life threatening illness. Intertwined with this runs an account of her journey, literally from the end to end of Britain, on a bike! This was a trip they had planned to make together. This is a true-life account of the surprising strength, determination and power that can be found deep within us. Life will never be the same again for this mother and her family. Perhaps it will inspire you too? Proceeds from the sale of this book will help support the work of The Rob George 

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 14:52

NEW Regulation Exam wear

As of September 2015 IDS now supply all of our exam wear. There is a two-year crossover period where both old uniform and new can be worn.

You can purchase from here https://ids.co.uk/abd/show/all

You can download the Exam Uniform List with the link directly below.

 

After due consideration, the ABD has decided to alter its Opportunity/Novice Ruling for
ALL Festival/Competition Entries

Solos

An Opportunity/Novice dancer is a dancer who has not been placed (1st –  4th ) in either a Stage or a Classical discipline (either in an Opportunity/Novice or Open section) in either an ABD organised festival/competition or any other festival/competition that they have previously entered.

 

A decision has been made regarding sections offered by the ABD and these will be as follows:-

Junior Stage
                     
Opportunity/Novice Solo

Junior Classical                
Opportunity/Novice Solo

Inter Stage                         
Opportunity/Novice Solo

Inter Classical                   
Opportunity/Novice Solo

Senior Stage                     
Opportunity/Novice Solo

Senior Classical               
Opportunity/Novice Solo

Competitors will be restricted to two (2) entries per age section and category.

Eg.        

Junior Stage
1st  Entry Tap & 2nd Entry Modern

Inter Classical
1st Entry Ballet & 2nd Entry Character

There will be NO Opportunity/Novice sections for Baby, Duets or Trios.

Troupes & Groups

There will be an Opportunity/Novice section for Troupes/Groups .

Here the ruling is the entered dance must not have been placed (1st – 3rd) in either a Stage or a Classical discipline (either in an Opportunity/Novice or Open section) in either an ABD organised festival/competition or any other festival/competition that it has previously taken part in.

Clarification of Categories

Stage Dances

Acro/Freestyle/Hip Hop/Lyrical/Modern/Own Arrangement/Soft Musical Comedy/Song & Dance/Tap

Classical Dances

Ballet/Character/Contemporary
/Greek/National

You can download this article in PDF format to email or print if needed with the link below.

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