A Not-For-Profit organisation
The Associated Board of Dance Ltd (by guarantee)
ABD is a dance examination board that offers regulated examinations in dance core subjects which are accredited by GQAL & OFQUAL and offers accredited technical examinations and medal tests in all forms of dance.
ABD operates internationally – we give a personal service to teachers involving syllabi work either at our headquarters or at your studio and offer support, advice and an insight to dancers entering the profession as teachers, performers or choreographers.
Our syllabi has been written by teams of experts in their particular field and our examinations demand a high standard of work which have gained a reputation and respect within the dance industry for quality.
ABD are corporate members of 'The British Dance Council' (BDC), The Theatre Dance Council International (TDCI) and also fully accredited members of the "Board of Dance Qualifications & Training" (BDQT) - comparability studies are regularly held with other recognised dance awarding organisations to ensure quality is maintained across the board.
ABD offers examinations and medal tests in the following:
Ballet, National, Greek, Character.
Modern / Jazz, Tap, Freestyle, Soft Musical Comedy, Acrobatic and Contortion,
Song and Dance, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Cheerleading.
ABD's Contemporary Syllabus was launched in 2018
ABD's Commercial Syllabus is written and demonstrated by Josh Wharmby (E-Learning)
Ballroom and Latin American
Classical Sequence & Old Time
Street & Hip-Hop, Rock 'n' Roll, Salsa and Argentine Tango
Hard shoe, Light shoe and Ceili.
Speech and Drama
The Associated Board of Dance is a recognised 'Awarding Body' and is a member of the: