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

GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Preliminary Student examination is for the beginner and is compulsory. All Professional examinations should be in the following order:
PRELIMINARY STUDENT STUDENT TEACHER (CERTIFICATE)
ASSOCIATE LICENTIATE FELLOW
PRELIMINARY STUDENT
Candidates must be 16 years of age or over. Successful candidates are permitted to teach Rainbow Awards, Popular Dance Tests and Grade 1, 2 & 3. The objective of these examinations is to provide experience for candidates in preparation for their student Examination. They do not represent a qualification as a teacher.
STUDENT TEACHER
  Candidates must be 16 years of age or over. Successful candidates are permitted to attend teachers' seminars on payment of the appropriate admission fee. The objective of these examinations is to provide experience for candidates in preparation for their associate Examination. They do not represent a qualification as a teacher.
ASSOCIATE
  Candidates must be 17 years of age or over with Student Teacher certificate.
LICENTIATE
  Candidates for the Licentiate examination must be over 21 years of age with Associate degree and must have had at least 2 years teaching experience immediately prior to their application.
FELLOW
  Candidates must have been full Licentiate (Member) of the branch concerned for at least three years with Licentiate degree.
PRELIMINARY STUDENT STUDENT TEACHER (CERTIFICATE)
ASSOCIATE LICENTIATE FELLOW
BALLROOM - PRELIMINARY STUDENT
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidates will be required to dance with a partner as man and lady the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quick Step and Social Rhythm.
THEORY
Candidates will be expected to dance and explain the following figures:-

WALTZ

TANGO

LEFT CLOSED CHANGES

WALK

RIGHT CLOSED CHANGES

PROGRESSIVE SIDE STEP

NATUREAL TURN

PROGRESSIVE LINK

REVERSE TURN

CLOSED PROMENADE

 

 

FOXTROT

QUICK STEP

FEATHER STETP

QUARTER TURN TO RIGHT

THREE STEP

PROGRESSIVE CHASSE

NATURAL

FORWARD LOCK

 

NATURAL TURN

 

 

SOCIAL RHYTHM

 

QUARTER TURN TO RIGHT

 

QUARTER TURN TO LEFT

 

PROMENADE

 

SIDE STEP

 
BALLROOM -STUDENT TEACHER (CERTIFICATE)
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidates will be required to dance with a partner the Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep.
THEORY
  Candidates will be expected to define the following terms:-
Positions of Feet, Alignment (including Direction in the Tango), Amounts of Turn, Rise & Fall, Foot works, C.B.M., C.B.M.P., and Sway.
  To give a simple description of Forward and Backward Walks, Hold, Time and Tempo of each dance and a selection of the following terms: Natural Pivot, Pivoting Action, Closed Turn, Open Turn, Heel Turn, Heel Pull, Brush Step and the Hold as applied to the various dances.
  To give one precede and follow to each specified figure.
  Technical analysis and solo demonstration of the specified figures as Man and Lady is confined to Positions of Feet, Alignment, Rise & Fall, Footwork, Contra Body Movement, Timing and Counting in Beats and Bars.
STUDENT TEACHER:
  Waltz Figures 1-6 of the Appendix
Foxtrot Figures 1-5 of the Appendix
Quickstep Figures 1-8 of the Appendix
Tango Figures 1-7 of the Appendix
   
BALLROOM V ASSOCIATE
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidate will be required to:-
  Dance with a partner the four Standard dances
  Dance solo to music, as Man and Lady, an amalgamation of two or three of the specified figures of the examiner's choice in any of the four standard dances.
  Start an imaginary class to music. The dance(s) to be of the examiner's choice.
THEORY
  Candidate will be required to:-
  Define Time, Tempo, Hold.
  Have a knowledge of Technical Terms, Balance, Deportment and the application of the following basic principles to every specified figure:- Counting in Slows & Quicks, Counting in Beats, - Counting in Beats & Bars, Positions of Feet, Footwork, Alignment, Amount of Turn, Rise & Fall, Sway, CBM, Forward and Backward Walks, Description of figures, Two Precedes and Follows.
  Answer simple questions on Class Teaching methods
ASSOCIATE :
 

Waltz Figures 1-16 of Appendix
Foxtrot Figures 1-8 of Appendix
Quickstep Figures 1-16 of Appendix
Tango Figures 1-13 of Appendix

BALLROOM V LICENTIATE (MEMBER)
DEMONSTRATION
  A higher standard of dancing will be expected than for the Associate.
THEORY
  Candidates will be examined on the Associate Syllabus PLUS the addition of the specified figures listed below. Candidates will also be required to explain and give a practical demonstration of their methods of teaching.
LICENTIATE
 

Waltz Figures 1-24 of the Appendix
Foxtrot Figures 1-19 of the Appendix
Quickstep Figures 1-22 of the Appendix
Tango Figures 1-20 of the Appendix

BALLROOM V FELLOW
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidates must be prepared to demonstrate and explain the figures included in the Associate and Membership Syllabus, but a deeper knowledge will be required together with the ability to teach both professionals and amateurs at a high level. They will also be asked to describe teaching methods to a Private Pupil and all grades of Classes. Candidates must also have a working knowledge of the following named variations (see appendix)
FELLOW
 

Waltz Figures 1-30 of the Appendix
Foxtrot Figures 1-25 of the Appendix
Quickstep Figures 1-27 of the Appendix
Tango Figures 1-27 of the Appendix

PRELIMINARY STUDENT STUDENT TEACHER (CERTIFICATE)
ASSOCIATE LICENTIATE FELLOW
LATIN - PRELIMINARY STUDENT
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidates will be required to dance with a partner as man and lady the Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive , Samba and Paso Doble.
THEORY
  Candidates will be expected to dance and explain the following figures:-

CHA CHA CHA

JIVE

BASIC MOVEMENT

BASIC in PLACE

NEW YORK

FALLAWAY ROCK

SPOT TURNS TO LEFT OR RIGHT

FALLAWAY THROWAWAY

HAND TO HAND LINK

 

CHANGE OF PLACES RIGHT TO LEFT

 

 

RUMBA

SAMBA

BASIC MOVEMENT

BASIC MOVEMENT

NEW YORK

WHISKS

SPOT TURNS TO LEFT OR RIGHT

SAMBA WALKS

HAND TO HAND

RHYTHM BOUNCE

  VOLTA MOVEMENTS

 

 

PASO DOBLE

 

SUR PLACE

 

BASIC MOVEMENT

 

CHASSE TO LEFT AND RIGHT

 

DRAG

 

DEPLACEMENT

 
PROMENADE LINK  

 

LATIN -STUDENT TEACHER (CERTIFICATE)
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidates will be required to dance with a partner the Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive and Cha Cha Cha.
THEORY
  Candidates will be expected to give a simple description of Hold, Time & Tempo, Balance and Rhythms of each dance. To give one precede and one follow to each specified figure. Technical analysis and solo demonstration of the specified figures as Man and Lady is confined to: Simple Descriptions, Positions of Feet, Amount of Turn, Footwork, Timing, Counting in Beats, Counting in Beats and Bars.
STUDENT TEACHER (CERTIFICATE):
 

Rumba Figures 1-9 of the Appendix
Samba Figures 1-7 of the Appendix
Paso Doble Figures 1-10 of the Appendix
Jive Figures 1-8 of the Appendix
Cha Cha Cha Figures 1-9 of the Appendix

LATIN V ASSOCIATE
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidate will be required:-
  1. To dance with a partner the five Standard dances.
  2. To dance solo to music, as Man and Lady, an amalgamation of two or three of the specified figures of the examiner's choice in any of the five standard dances.
  3. To start an imaginary class to music. The dance(s) to be of the examiner's choice.
THEORY
  Candidate will be required:-
  On their knowledge of the technique of Latin American Dancing.
  On the application of the following basic principles to every specified figure. Holds, Balance, Time, Tempo and Rhythms of each dance. Counting in Beats & Bars, Positions of Feet, Alignment, Amount of Turn, Footwork, Leads, Description of Figures, Precedes and Follows.
  Candidates will be required to answer simple questions on the methods of Class Teaching.
ASSOCIATE :
 

Rumba Figures 1-16 of the Appendix
Samba Figures 1-16 of the Appendix
Paso Doble Figures 1-16 of the Appendix
Jive Figures 1-14 of the Appendix
Cha Cha Cha Figures 1-15 of the Appendix

LATIN V LICENTIATE (MEMBER)
DEMONSTRATION
  A higher standard of dancing will be expected than for the Associate.
THEORY
  Candidates will be examined on the figures as specified below in addition to those in the Associate Syllabus. Candidates must also explain and give a practical demonstration of teaching methods.
LICENTIATE
 

Rumba Figures 1-21 of the Appendix
Samba Figures 1-23 of the Appendix
Paso Doble Figures 1-24 of the Appendix
Jive Figures 1-20 of the Appendix
Cha Cha Cha Figures 1-23 of the Appendix

LATIN - FELLOW
  Candidates must be prepared to demonstrate and explain the figures included in the Associate and Membership Syllabus, but a deeper knowledge will be required together with the ability to teach both professionals and amateurs at a high level. They will also be asked to describe teaching methods to a Private Pupil and all grades of Classes. Candidates must also have a working knowledge of the following named variations (see appendix)
FELLOW :
 

Rumba Figures 1-26 of the Appendix
Samba Figures 1-31 of the Appendix
Paso Doble Figures 1-30 of the Appendix
Jive Figures 1-27 of the Appendix
Cha Cha Cha Figures 1-29 of the Appendix

ASSOCIATE LICENTIATE (MEMBER) FELLOW
DEMONSTRATION
  Candidate will be required:-
  To dance with a partner all the figures in the syllabus.
  To dance solo to music as Man and Lady an amalgamation of two or three of the figures of the examiner's choice.
  To start an imaginary class to music.
    Must obtain Ballroom degree with the same level.
THEORY
Candidate will be required to:-
Define Time, Tempo, Hold, Balance.
Have a knowledge of Technical Terms, Deportment and the application of the following basic principles to every specified figure:- Counting in Beats, Counting in Beats and Bars, Positions of Feet, Footwork, Alignment, Amount of Turn, Rise and Fall, Sway, CBM, Description of Figures, Two Precedes and Two Follows
Answer simple questions on Class Teaching methods
ASSOCIATE, LICENTIATE, FELLOW SPECIFIED FIGURES

- ASSOCIATE Level

Figures 1 V 4 of the Appendix of the Viennese Waltz

- LICENTIATE (MEMBER) Level

Figures 1 V 7 of the Appendix of the Viennese Waltz

- FELLOW Level

Figures 1 V 7 of the Appendix with higher Level of the Viennese Waltz.

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