NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF DANCING (NATD) UNITED KINGDOM
44-47 THE BROADWAY, THATCHAM BERKSHIRE , RG19 3HP , ENGLAND

 

BALLROOM- LATIN AMERICAN BRANCH

 
All Amateur examinations must be taken in designated order.
  AMATEUR MEDAL TESTS
 
The RAINBOW AWARD is an extreme attractive composite award for the children under the age of 8.
Candidate should achieve the following seven colours in order to complete each RAINBOW AWARDS.
     

RAINBOW AWARDS 1

 

1.

Violet

   

2.

Indigo

   

3.

Blue

   

4.

Green

   

5.

Yellow

   

6.

Orange

   

7.

Red

   
       
For children over the age of 8 years, beginner can take POPULAR DANCE TEST PART 1, 2 & 3. and then proceed to GRADE 1, 2 & 3.
Children can enter to the following examinations when they satisfy the following age requirements. Those who do not satisfy the age requirements but are interested to enter the following examinations should seek their registered teachers' recommendations and approval.
? All candidates under ageof 16 years should attain GRADE 1, 2 & 3 in the appropriate branch to take the follow examinations first except with special permission from Hong Kong Ballroom Dancing Council, then thsy can start from ONE DANCE TESTS .
 

JUVENILE (under 12)

JUNIOR (12 to 16)

ADULT (over 16)

  ONE DANCE TESTS

  ONE DANCE TESTS

ONE DANCE TESTS

  BRONZE

  BRONZE

  BRONZE

  SILVER

  SILVER

  SILVER

  GOLD

  GOLD

  GOLD

  GOLD CROSS

  GOLD CROSS

  GOLD CROSS

  GOLD BAR

  GOLD BAR

  GOLD BAR

 NATIONAL AWARDS

 NATIONAL AWARDS

 NATIONAL AWARDS

 NATIONAL AWARDS 2

 NATIONAL AWARDS2

 NATIONAL AWARDS 2

 NATIONALAWARDS 3

 NATIONAL AWARDS 3

 NATIONAL AWARDS 3

  PREMIER AWARDS

  PREMIER AWARDS

  PREMIER AWARDS

  •to Associate level

•  to Licentiate level

•  to Fellow level

RAINBOW AWARDS 1 & 2
(For Children under the Age of 8)
  RAINBOW AWARDS 1
This is an extremely attractive composite award for the under 8 years' age group. There are seven colours to be taken to complete each of the RAINBOW AWARDS (please indicate which Dance is to be taken and each award MUST be taken in the following order).

1.

Violet

2.

Indigo

3.

Blue

4.

Green

5.

Yellow

6.

Orange

7.

Red

  RAINBOW AWARDS 1
Candidates perform one ballroom dance and one Latin dance (solo or with a partner) both of the teachers choice. (Please refer to the suggested dancing figures in Page 10)
Rainbow record cards are issued with each award. There are kept by the teacher and returned when all seven colours are competed, to be exchanged for a nameplate and sun.
  For children under the age of 8 years, they should attain Rainbow Award 1 before proceed to examine Juvenile (under 12) Medal Tests Level.
  POPULAR DANCE TESTS & GRADE 1, 2 & 3
(For Children of or over the Age of 8)
All candidates under ageof 16 years should attain GRADE 1, 2 & 3 in the appropriate branch to take the follow examinations first except with special permission from Hong Kong Ballroom Dancing Council, then thsy can start from ONE DANCE TESTS.
  POPULAR DANCE TESTS (PDT) V Starter tests to give confidence to pupils.
  (Solo or with a partner)
Part 1 Any two dances with the suggested figures.
Part 2 Any three dances with the suggested figures.
Part 3 Any four dances with the suggested figures.
  GRADE 1, 2 & 3 V These are a non-technical link between the following tests
(Solo or with a partner)
  Grade 1 Any single dance in appropriate branch with the suggested figures.
Grade 2 Any two dances in appropriate branch with the suggested figures.
Grade 3 Any three dances in appropriate branch with the suggested figures.
SUGGESTED DANCING FIGURES FOR RAINBOW AWARDS 1 & 2, POPULAR DANCE TESTS, AND GRADE 1, 2 & 3

BALLROOM BRANCH

 

WALTZ

QUICK SOCIAL FOXTROT

•  LEFT CLOSED CHANGES

•  QUARTER TURN TO RIGHT

•  RIGHT CLOSED CHANGES

•  QUARTER TURN TO LEFT

•  NATUREAL TURN

•  PROMENADE

•  REVERSE TURN

•  SIDE STEP

 

 

SLOW SOCIAL FOXTROT

TANGO

•  QUARTER TURN TO RIGHT

•  WALK

•  QUARTER TURN TO LEFT

•  PROGRESSIVE SIDE STEP

•  PROMENADE

•  PROGRESSIVE LINK

•  SIDE STEP

•  CLOSED PROMENADE

 

LATIN AMERICAN BRANCH

CHA CHA CHA

JIVE

•  NEW YORK

•  BASIC IN PLACE

•  SHOULDER TO SHOULDER

•  FALLAWAY THROWAWAY

•  HAND TO HAND

•  HIP BUMP

•  TIME STEPS

•  LINK

 

 

RUMBA

SAMBA

•  NEW YORK

•  BASIC MOVEMENT

•  SHOULDER TO SHOULDER

•  WHISKS

•  HAND TO HAND

•  SAMBA WALKS

•  CUBAN ROCKS

•  RHYTHM BOUNCE

SUGGESTED DANCING FIGURES FOR RAINBOW AWARDS 1 & 2, POPULAR DANCE TESTS, AND GRADE 1, 2 & 3
JUVENILE(Age under 12) / JUNIOR(Age 12 to 16) / ADULT(Age over 16)
  All candidates under ageof 16 years should attain GRADE 1, 2 & 3 in the appropriate branch to take the follow examinations first except with special permission from Hong Kong Ballroom Dancing Council, then thsy can start from ONE DANCE TESTS.
    ONE DANCE TESTS Any dances with technical tests at Student Teacher level which may be taken from Bronze upwards.
  JUVENILE (Age under 12)
   

BRONZE Any two dances to Associate level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
SILVER Any three dances to Associate level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD Any four dances to Associate level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD CROSS Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD BAR Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDS Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDS 2 Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDS 3 Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
PREMIER AWARDS Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.

  JUNIOR (Age 12 to 16)
    BRONZE Any two dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
SILVER Any three dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD CROSS Any four dances to Fellow level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD BAR Any four dances to Fellow level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDSAny four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDS 2 Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDS 3 Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
PREMIER AWARDS Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
    ADULT (Age over 16)
   

BRONZE Any two dances to Fellow level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
SILVER Any three dances to Fellow level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD Any four dances to Fellow level in the appropriate branch subject with possession of one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD CROSS Any four dances with unrestricted figures in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
GOLD BAR Any four dances with unrestricted figures in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDSAny four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDS 2 Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
NATIONAL AWARDS 3 Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.
PREMIER AWARDS Any four dances to Licentiate level in the appropriate branch subject with one dance diploma of those examined dances.

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