Graded Exams
  A Definitive Guide to Graded Examinations across the Performing Arts


The following Awarding Organisations offer Graded Exams in Dance

BATD-Logo British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD)
Pavilion 8 Upper Level
Watermark Business Park
315 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 2SE
0141 427 3699
Founded in 1892
Ensign House
Juniper Drive
Battersea Reach
London SW18 1TA
020 8748 1241
Founded in 1930
BTDA-LOGO British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA)
The International Arts Centre
Garden Street
Leicester LE1 3UA
0116 262 2279
Founded in 1972
GQAL-LOGO Graded Qualifications Alliance (GQAL)
The International Arts Centre
Garden Street
Leicester LE1 3UA
01162 624 122
Founded in 2003
ISTD Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
Imperial House
22/26 Paul Street
London EC2A 4QE
020 7377 1577
Founded in 1904
IDTA International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA)
International House
76 Bennett Road
Brighton BN2 5JL
01273 685 652
Founded in 1967

National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD)
National House
Berkshire RG19 4PT
Founded in 1906

PTD  Professional Teachers of Dancing (PTD)
The Studios
Dorset DT6 6DY
01935 848547
Founded in 1992
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RSL Awards
Harlequin House
7 High Street
Teddington TW11 8EE
0845 460 4747
Founded in 1991

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Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
36 Battersea Square
London SW11 3RA
020 7326 8000
Founded in 1920


Russian Ballet Society (RBS)
PO Box 17319
Edinburgh EH12 1BB
0131 334 2031
Founded in 1923



Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance (SDTA)  
101 Park Road
G4 9JE 
01413 398 944 
Founded in 1934
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Spanish Dance Association


United Kingdom Alliance (UKA)
Centenary House
38/40 Station Road
Blackpool FY4 1EU
Founded in 1902

UTD  United Teachers of Dance (UTD)
58a High Street
West Midlands B46 1AZ
01675 463700

Founded in 1976