Sat 19th & Sun 20th October 2019 - Belfast
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Modern / Song & Dance / Acrobatic
(Junior & Senior Only)
Baby & Juvenile
Ballet / Tap / Modern / Song & Dance / Acrobatic
Junior & Senior
Ballet / Tap
TROUPES / GROUPS
Cabaret / Classical / Acrobatic
TDCI Registration & ENTRY FORMS
TDCI - You must complete these 2 forms to enter:
You must register with the TDCI - Click here to download
TDCI Competition Entry Form - Click to download
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ABD Entry Form (Mac .Numbers File) - Click here to download
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
Address: 11, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT
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
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
7th October 2018 for the UK National Associated Board of Dance Medallist of the Year.
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: £65
CPD Points Awarded: 5 points
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:
Tel: 0121 288 4166 (Answered from 9am 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.
VENUE: ARABESQUE DANCE ACADEMY
Address: Broome Ave, Birmingham B43 5AL
The times will be 10 am until 3 pm
Bring all of the necessary Programmes of Study, a notepad and packed lunch. Any questions please call the office on 0121 288 4166.
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.
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.
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.
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
You can read more about Lorraine’s son and fundraising events on the Rob George Foundation website and social media sites below.
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
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:-
Competitors will be restricted to two (2) entries per age section and category.
1st Entry Tap & 2nd Entry Modern
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
Acro/Freestyle/Hip Hop/Lyrical/Modern/Own Arrangement/Soft Musical Comedy/Song & Dance/Tap
You can download this article in PDF format to email or print if needed with the link below.