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Two More New Patrons:

Leanne Cope

Yvonne Gilmore

To find out more about all our patrons, please visit our Patrons page.

NEWS with IMMEDIATE effect, it will NOT be mandatory for entering teachers to complete this in order to enter students for examinations.

All teachers are very much encouraged to attend workshops/area events for their own professional development and any teachers returning completed CPD forms will receive a free certificate of recognition for display purposes.

Examiners will continue to complete mandatory CPD.

For more information please contact Annette Hufton.

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.

For more information on the syllabus and the available courses please contact Annette Hufton.

Children & Vulnerable Adults

Teachers and Examiners must be in possession of a current Disclosure & Baring Certificate. This replaces the former CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and ISA (Independent Safeguarding Authority).

The agreed renewal term for U.K. NATD entering members is 3 years.


The NATD are having a stand at the 2020 CYD teachers' convention on Sunday March 8th. The event takes place at Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA. More Details.

Dance Teachers Courses in 2020

Contemporary Grades 1-6 and Vocational
22nd/23rd February, Derby

Gymnastic Dance Teachers Course
29th March, Stourbridge

Contemporary Grades 1-6 and Vocational
25th/26th April, Thatcham

Gymnastic Dance Teachers Course
31st May, London

Auditions for the 2020 show will run from Feb - May 2020 and the contract period will be July 2020 - March 2021. Please note children must be available for this entire period. For more information about the roles click here.

To apply for an audition click here.

Due to postage price increases, postage & packaging is now:

  • Syllabus/DVDs/Merchandise = £2 per item
  • Exams up to £600 = £9.00
  • Exams £601 - £1500 = £11.50
  • Exams over £1501 = £15.00


If you have dance qualifications from another organisation then you can transfer them to us. The NATD would be delighted to accept your application.

To find out more becoming a member please call Kim on 01635 243683 or email to

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.


Come and meet the NATD at MOVE IT ExCel, London, March 13-15. We're on stand No 211.

Plans for the 2020 NATD Congress are well under way. The event will take place at Cheltenham Town Hall on the 21st/22nd and 23rd of August.

Click here to view the Congress Brochure.

University and Higher Education

We are continually developing links with universities and higher education establishments to support dancers looking for opportunities in the dance field and looking to generate a secure income.

Go to our Education page to find out more.

Performing Arts/PGCE

NATD has special membership rates for 3 years/teaching courses for you.

YOUR PLAN A or B - we can support you.

For more information /

NATD 2020 Medalist of the Year
11th/12th JULY
Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens

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..