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.

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

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

NEW Preparation for Associate Contemporary Course - B'ham 29th March 2020

I am pleased to tell you that Contemporary exams will be regulated and accredited by OFQUAL, GQAL, and BDQT.

Clare Palethorpe is holding a one-off day to go over the Associate work; this is crucial if you are planning to teach the ABD Contemporary work in your school and/or if you wish to qualify in Contemporary dance.

The date is Sunday, March 29th in Birmingham, and being held at Ace Dance & Music, Floodgate Street, Birmingham. B5 5SL
Times 10am till 3pm. Please bring a towel, water and lunch.

I do hope you can attend this day as it will be very informative and prepare you for taking the Associate exam or prepare you to teach the work if you are already qualified in Contemporary via a university BA (Hons) for instance.
If you wish to attend, you need to book promptly via the link below:
If you don't book, you will lose your opportunity to attend this course as it will be the only one being held this year and numbers are limited.