General Graded Examinations In Theatre Dance

These qualifications offer learners the scope to study several dance disciplines enabling them to develop a comprehensive understanding of dance and performance providing a firm foundation of technique that can be progressively built upon. The General Graded Examinations are not age related and are open to a wide range of learners. They are aimed at anyone who is capable of safely reaching the required standard.

There are 8 grades covering RQF levels 1-3 and these are available in a range of dance disciplines:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Modern Jazz
  • Tap
  • Lyrical
  • Acrobatic
  • Greek

For a copy of the specification/syllabus please click on the PDF icon to the right of this page.

Programmes of study leading to these qualifications are available from the following organisations, for further information please access their website direct from the relevant icon to the right of this page:

British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA), offer programmes in:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Modern Jazz
  • Tap
  • Acrobatic
  • Lyrical
  • Greek

Associated Board of Dance (ABD), offer programmes in:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Modern Jazz
  • Tap

Entries for these qualifications must be made through a registered teacher with the organisation offering the relevant programme of study. To find out how to become a registered teacher, please contact the organisation direct.

Assessment for these qualifications is external.

In addition GQAL offers Vocational Graded Qualifications.