Each bbodance syllabus, irrespective of genre, was created to nurture and encourage students to appreciate the joy of movement. All bbodance syllabi focus on providing students with a secure grounding in technique, musicality, and artistry. Each level of study increases in complexity, demand, and rigour.

  • Level 1 (Grades 1-3) enables students to perform basic dance vocabulary with musical and spatial awareness.
  • During Level 2 (Grades 4-5 and Intermediate Foundation), students progress to demonstrating secure technique via more complex movement sequences and a wider range of vocabulary. The relationship between music and dance is refined and a sense of individual performance is introduced. 
  • During Level 3 (Grades 6-8 and Intermediate), students are able to perform complex movements with a clear understanding and sustained sense of coordination and alignment. Their musicality is sound and sense of performance assured. 
  • Finally, during Level 4 (Advanced 1 and Advanced 2), students perform with a mastery of technique combined with an inherent expressive quality that is the mark of a professional dancer. They demonstrate individuality communicating via confident performances and through audience awareness. These qualities are at or near the level of a professional dancer in order to gain entry to vocational training.


All bbodance Level 3 Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations carry UCAS points.
 To check the points each grade carries, please use the UCAS Tariff Calculator.

All bbodance syllabi, in written and video form, are accessible online, for free, for all our Registered Teachers and Associate Members. Syllabus transcripts and music are also available for purchase in the bbodance shop.


To learn more about our syllabi, watch the showreels and join us for CPD. Everyone is welcome!