bbodance has devised a safe and developmental programme of study that focuses on technique, artistry and performance skills. bbodance offer regulated examinations at the following levels:
• Level 1 — Grades 1-3
• Level 2 — Grades 4-5, and Intermediate Foundation
• Level 3 — Grades 6-8, and Intermediate
• Level 4 — Advanced 1 and Advanced 2
The Specifications support bbodance Registered Teachers in their understanding of the content, requirements, and assessment modes for each examination. They are designed to be used for the planning of qualification delivery and preparation for examinations. Each specification provides the aims, objectives, and assessment criteria for all bbodance regulated qualifications, along with the benefits for learners, recommended Total Qualification Time (TQT), and Guided Learning Hours (GLH).
Please download a copy of our specifications for use in your planning, delivery and examination preparation:
Level 1 Specification (Grades 1-3)
Level 2 Specification (Grades 4-5, and Intermediate Foundation)
Level 3 Specification (Grades 6-8, and Intermediate)
Level 4 Specification (Advanced 1 and Advanced 2)
The qualifications detailed in the specifications can be completed in a variety of dance genres. bbodance has created syllabi in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary to offer students the opportunity to complete examinations in the dance styles they enjoy. Our syllabi provide a comprehensive structure designed to encourage the enjoyment and learning of dance for students of all ages and abilities, recognising their progress and achievement in dance.
All bbodance Level 3 Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations carry UCAS points. To check the points each grade carries we recommend that you use the UCAS Tariff Calculator.
All syllabi and resources are free to access for bbodance Registered Teachers and Associate Members. Syllabi transcripts are also available for purchase via our online shop. If you would like to know more about becoming a bbodance Registered Teacher or Associate Member, please see the benefits and eligibility criteria outlined here.
bbodance offers training days for dance teachers (Members and non-Members) where you can learn syllabus content and how to utilise the specifications. Visit our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) page for details of upcoming training days and events.