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.

Examinations and Medal Tests

Technical Examinations

Syllabi are taken in the following subjects:
Classical - Ballet, National and Greek.
Stage - Tap, Soft Musical Comedy, Acrobatic, Lyrical and Modern, Musical Theatre,
Ballroom & Latin American
Irish - Hard, Soft & Ceili

All examinations may be taken in all grades up to and including professional qualifications. Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Primary, Grade One to Five, Pre-Elementary, Elementary/Associate, Intermediate/Licentiate and Advanced/Fellowship.

Medal Examinations

These examinations can be taken in the above subjects, including Drama and Song and Dance, either as Solos, Duets, Trios, Quartets, Troupes or Groups - in full stage makeup and costume.

ADVERTISING PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications should be advertised in the following way:

Affiliated Members A.B.D. (AFF)
Student Members S.A.B.D.
Dancers Diploma A.B.D. (DD Elem)
  A.B.D. (DD Inter)
  A.B.D. (DD Adv)
Associate Members A.A.B.D.
Licentiate Members L.A.B.D.
Fellowship Members F.A.B.D.


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DANCERS DIPLOMA AND PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS EXAMINATIONS

The Dancers Diploma is not a teachers examination, and not a qualification to teach. It is a performers examination and not a technical examination, requiring teaching knowledge and a written project book together with references from two professional people, as is required in a professional teaching examination.

 

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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