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Associated Board of Dance (ABD)

The Associated Board of Dance - ABD is an internationally recognised and accredited dance examination board.

ABD offers regulated examinations accredited by OFQUAL, Graded Qualifications Alliance (GQAL), The Board of Dance Qualifications & Training (BDQT) and British Dance Council (BDC).

We give a personal service to teachers, involving syllabi work either at our headquarters or at your studio and offer support, advice and an insight to dancers entering the profession as teachers, performers or choreographers.

ABD's aim has always been to treat you like an individual and not just a number. 

Teachers Training Courses take place around the country throughout the year - please email the office for more information.

Our syllabus has been written with great care, by leading teachers and choreographers. Examinations, medal tests and awards demand a high standard of work and are available in:


Ballet, National, Greek, Character.

Theatre Dance

Modern / Jazz, Tap, Freestyle, Soft Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Acrobatic and Contortion, Song and Dance, Lyrical, Cheerleading, Freestyle, Street & Hip-Hop.

Ballroom and Latin

Freestyle, Street & Hip-Hop.

Irish Dancing

Hard shoe, Light shoe and Ceili.


The ABD is a Corporate member of the British Dance Council (BDC), Graded Qualifications Alliance (GQAL), Theatre Dance Council International (TDCI), Board of Dance Qualifications & Training (BDQT) and Sports & Recreation Alliance (SARA) and is proud to be one of the leading Dance Associations within the industry.

Associated Board of Dance
Suite 222, Zellig, 
Custard Factory, 
Gibb Street, 
West Midlands 
B9 4AA

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0121 288 4166 Skype: abdltd

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

General Secretary: Darren Hodson
Examinations Secretary: Natalie Goddard
Compliance: Leigh-Ann James 

Additional Info

  • BDQT Accreditation: BDQT Accreditation


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