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NATD Twitter Feed
Twitter is a fantastic way to keep in touch with us, ask questions, offer feedback and for us to keep you up to date with our latest news.



Kevin Page Overseas

NATD CEO Kevin Page has recently returned from examining in Thailand and Hong Kong.

Above - Walter Wat, (Multi-Branch Examiner & NATD Asia Representative) and Mr Page on the peek on Hong Kong Island.

Above - students from Bangkok in Thailand. Stood to the right of Mr Page (centre), is Niti Vetchavisit, who successfully passed his Preliminary Student Latin American.

Click here to see more photos from Kevin's travels in Hong Kong.




NATD Contemporary Work
Credited for Success

Throughout 2017 Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama attended three dance competitions in Northern Ireland and Ulster receiving a total of:

  • 41 x 1st Places
  • 18 x 2nd Places
  • 14 x 3rd Places
  • 1 x 4th Place
Victoria Lagan (owner of Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama) was awarded the "Producer of the Year" Award at the Northern Ireland Championships.


           
First NATD Gymnastic Dance Course

From the recent Teachers Training Course in the West Midlands. Teachers holding specific qualifications are now able to enter students for Graded Gymnastic Dance examinations having successfully completed this course.


Medallist of the Year 2018

It is early days but we do have some dates for you diary. As more information becomes available regarding qualifiers, rules etc we will update the pages. In the meantime click here to go to the MOTY 2018 Events Diary.

Photographs from the 2017 Finals Weekend.


New NATD Examiners


Classique Ball

NATD President Miss Annette Hufton with dancers from Strictly, Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara.


Tango Argentino Roadshow Birmingham

On a sunny autumn morning in Birmingham over 20 people congregated at the Broadway Dance Centre to get the inside track on the wonderful sizzling Tango Argentino. The course was expertly delivered by Antony Bazin and his wife Sniedze, who balanced a high level of technical instruction together with a first-class delivery.

Click here to read more...

Tango Argentino Roadshow
Whitby

Click here to see the report from the Alternative Rhythms secretary.


Application for Ordinary Membership

Extraordinary members are not entitled to the same privileges as Ordinary members.

Full membership of the Association (Ordinary Membership) can be given to those who have become members through NATD examination (Associate, Licentiate & Fellow).

Please find full details and a link to the Ordinary Membership Application Form by clicking here.

You will need your membership login name and password to access these pages.


Contemporary Syllabus DVD

The pack contains 2 DVDs showing all the set exercises from Grade 1 to Intermediate. DVDs are not available separately.

Click here to visit out shop pages and order your copy today.



The end of the current 3 year period is December 31st 2017. All U.K.examiners Ballroom and Theatrical MUST complete CPD . Please download a form from the Teachers' area on the website and send or scan to annettehufton@natd.org.uk

A confirmation of successful completion of CPD will be sent by e-mail. An optional display certificate is available from Head Office for £5.00. Please contact the office if you would like one.

Teachers are encouraged to participate in the scheme as it is a useful promotion of your skills as a teacher. The certificate can then be renewed every 3 years. Attendance at all NATD meetings and congress count to the 300 points. For other qualifying courses please contact Annette Hufton.


           

  • 28 Jan 2018   Open to All
    Ballroom Qualifier for Medallist of the Year 2018.
  • 28 Jan 2018   Midlands
    Ballroom Qualifier for Medallist of the Year 2018.
  • 04 Feb 2018   London Theatrical
    Modern Stage Teacher Training Day
  • 11 Feb 2018   North Midlands
    Medallist of the Year Qualifiers - Northern
  • 11 Feb 2018   Open to All
    Medallist of the Year Qualifiers - Northern

Elections To The Council Of Management

The NATD are always looking for enthusiastic and forward thinking teachers to become members of the NATD Council of Management. If you think you have got what it takes then please apply to Lyn Foster for an application form.

Closing date for all applications 28th February 2018 for election from 2019 onwards.


NEW 2018 Gymnastic Courses
One day courses on the NATD Gymnastic Dance Graded Syllabus, to be held as follows:

London 15th April 2018

Stockport 15th April 2018


NEW 2018 Contemporary Courses
We now have dates in 2018 for Contemporary Dance Teachers courses covering Grades 1-6 and Intermediate Foundation / Intermediate / Associate.


NATD Level 4 Diploma
in Dance Teaching

This qualification was extremely well received at its launch on September 3rd and is now available to all teachers who are NATD members.

The Introduction, Specification and Templates are available to download.

Click here to go to our Exam Specifications page where you can download all the relevant documents..


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Completion of Teachers
Feedback Form

The NATD are committed to improving the service it provides to all the teachers that enter their students for examinations. It is important to our organisation that feedback from the teacher is given after every examination session. This information is then looked at to ensure that our Examiners are providing the correct service to our entering teachers.

The feedback forms have been in existence for some time now, some teachers complete them regularly but some unfortunately do not. With effect from 1st May 2017 the NATD will no longer release results to teachers unless the feedback form has been completed. This can be done manually and returned with your payment or it can be done electronically if your chosen method of payment is via BACS.

Kevin Page
Chief Executive


2017 Derby Contemporary Course

A superb weekend with a Contemporary Teachers' Course in the beautiful Peak District at Claire Dobinson's new studio premises.


NATD Contemporary Syllabus
NATD is delighted that their Contemporary Syllabus has been officially recognised by Ofqual.

This is currently the only recognised Contemporary syllabus to be eligible for UCAS points.

The syllabus continues to be very popular with students and teachers with the courses very well supported. We are delighted with the latest recognition and the status that it gives the genre.

Our Teachers' Courses for the Grades and Vocational work are open to anyone holding an Associate qualification (or equivalent) in Ballet or Modern Dance, a Licentiate in Freestyle or who hold a degree in Performing Arts/P.E. The next courses will be held later this term-please contact head office to join the waiting list.

For more information on the syllabus and the available courses please contact annettehufton@natd.org.uk.

Annette Hufton
President, Quality Assurance Manager
& Child Protection Officer


Syllabus DVD Snippets


Please access the links below to see mini clips of our current Theatrical syllabi.

More information available on our Exams page or contact Head Office.

Syllabi and DVDs may be purchased from the NATD website Products page.


AdultFit Syllabus

NATD is delighted to launch the new "AdultFit" syllabus in Ballet and Tap for adults aged 16 years and over which is available now. The syllabus encourages a positive approach to exercise for adults and everyone is rewarded for taking part.

The syllabus arrangements have deliberately been left to the teacher, in order to allow maximum flexibility depending on the candidates' ability and experience. All candidates will receive a diploma.

Thanks to the Senior Examiners and committees involved for their support in the development of this work. It would be excellent to have a strong take up of this syllabus and hopefully teachers and students will be inspired by the new work.


IMPORTANT
Children & Vulnerable Adults

Dear member,

With regards to obligations and responsibilities when having contact with children & vulnerable adults, everyone needs to be fully conversant with current legalisation in that it applies to ALL individuals teaching / coaching children and vulnerable adults.

It is essential that you MUST be in possession of a current Disclosure & Baring Certificate. This replaces the former CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and ISA (Independent Safeguarding Authority). This not only helps to ensure the protection of children but also offers a degree of protection and accreditation to all members of the dance teaching profession.

Kevin Page, Chief Executive


G Dance Productions to carry out further research and development into inclusive ballet teaching approaches.

Click here to find out more about GDance.