Associated Board of Dance

A Not-For-Profit organisation

The Associated Board of Dance Ltd (by guarantee)

ABD is a dance examination board that offers regulated examinations in dance core subjects which are accredited by GQAL & OFQUAL and offers accredited technical examinations and medal tests in all forms of dance.

​ABD are corporate members of 'The British Dance Council' (BDC), The Theatre Dance Council International (TDCI) and also fully accredited members of the "Board of Dance Qualifications & Training" (BDQT) - comparability studies are regularly held with other recognised dance awarding organisations to ensure quality is maintained across the board.

ABD offers examinations and Medal Tests in the following:

  • Classical

  • Theatre Dance

  • Contemporary

  • Commercial

  • Ballroom and Latin American

  • Freestyle

  • Irish Dancing

  • Speech and Dramao


The Associated Board of Dance is a recognised Awarding Body and is a member of the:

BDC - British Dance Council, BDQT - Board of Dance Qualifications & Training, SARA  - Sports and Recreation Alliance, TDCI - Theatre Dance Council International.

GQAL - Graded Qualifications Alliance