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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.



Inclusive Dance
Bursary Opportunity


The Inclusive Dance Training course provides an ideal foundation for the first step into the world of Inclusive Dance.

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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.




Dance Day Celebrations
April 29th 2018

On the 29th of April Dance Day is celebrated all over the world by millions of dancers.

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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.



           



General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

New changes to GDPR come into effect from 25th May 2018. Information is being sent out to teachers and examiners regarding these changes.

EduCare are currently offering An Introduction to General Data Protection free of charge. All members are urged to take advantage of this offer. Click here to go the EduCare webpage where you can claim the free course.

Get more details of courses run by Educare by clicking here.


NATD Privacy Notice

The NATD is committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with the original Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) effective from May 2018.

Click here to read what to expect when the NATD collects personal information.


Important Information for Teachers

New details of Teacher's Discount for 2018 are available in the members area. Have your login details ready and click here to go to the members Examination Guidelines page to read the article.


Miss Eileen Meacock MBE

It is with sadness that I write to inform you that Miss Eileen Meacock MBE passed away on 24th April. A truly great lady, NATD Patron, Past President of the Association, Senior Theatrical Examiner and Chairman of the London Theatrical Area for many years. Heartfelt sympathy to members of Eileen's family, close friends and colleagues at this very sad time.


NATD Gymnastic Course in London

Congratulations to all the teachers and examiners who attended the Gymnastic Dance Graded Syllabus Course in London. Everyone had a great day and left with lots of new ideas.


NATD Gymnastic Course in Stockport

Congratulations to all the teachers who attended the Gymnastic Dance Graded Syllabus Course in Stockport. Everyone was enthusiastic and many joined in-do watch the clip working with ribbons.


NATD Contemporary Dance Course

Congratulations to the latest Teachers who completed the Contemporary Course in Richmond in March despite battling the snow from "the beast from the east."


The Angela Rippon Annual Award

Angela Rippon is one of the NATD's high profile Patrons. Our 2018 Special Award is being named The Angela Rippon Annual Award.

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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


Tango Argentino Roadshow

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.

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Tango Argentino Roadshow
Whitby

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

           


Situation Vacant - Kuwait

2 Dance Teachers are required including a full time NATD Contemporary Teacher able to teach Beginners and up to NATD Intermediate Level.

This is an amazing opportunity due to the current teacher moving on. If you can offer further genres this would be an advantage.

Click here to find out more.


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 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


NATD in Kuwait

Yvonne Creber in Kuwait at the recent exam session with some students from the British Academy of International Arts taught by NATD Contemporary teacher Claire Findlay


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



The current 3 year period is from January 2018 to December 2021. All U.K.examiners Ballroom and Theatrical AND Entering Teachers 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.

All 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.


NATD Social Media Policy

The NATD uses FaceBook and Twitter social media sources. These are secured and controlled by the NATD.

Click here to read our Social Media Policy.


NATD Equal Opportunities Policy

The NATD is committed to equality of opportunity for all its members and their students.

Click here to read our Equal Opportunities Policy.