These awards provide an opportunity, incentive and encouragement for all those who enjoy dance as a leisure activity. Students perform a series of dances choreographed by their teachers which build in length and complexity, culminating in the presentation of solos. The students may perform dances of different genres and styles (Classical, Tap, Modern including lyrical, Disco, Character, National and Song and Dance) within one Award but styles must not be missed within a single dance.

 

Nursery Awards
Nursery Rhyme - Present a nursery rhyme
Nursery Character - Presents a short story

Medal Awards
Bronze 1 - Present 1 Bronze Medal dance
Bronze 2 - Present 1 new Bronze Medal dance
Bronze 3 - Present 1 new Bronze Medal dance
Bronze 4 - Present 1 new Bronze Medal dance
Silver - Present Bronze 4 & 1 Silver Medal dance
Gold - Present Bronze 4, Silver + 1 Gold Medal dance

Bar Awards
Bronze - Present 2 new Bronze Bar dances
Silver - Present 2 Bronze & 1 new Silver dance
Gold - Present 1 Bronze, 1 Silver & 1 new Gold dance

Star Awards
Bronze - Present 2 new Bronze Star dances
Silver - Present 2 Bronze & 1 new Silver dance
Gold - Present 1 Bronze, 1 Silver & 1 new Gold Dance

Shield Awards
Bronze - Present 1 new slow & 1 new quick tempo dance
Silver - Present 2 Bronze & 1 new free-tempo Silver dance
Gold - Present 1 Bronze, 1 Silver& 1 new free-tempo Gold dance

Cup Awards
Cup A - All new: 1 slow, 1 quick & 1 free-tempo dances
Cup B - All new: 1 slow, 1 quick & 1 free-tempo dances

Trophy Award - All new: 1 slow, 1 quick, 1 free-tempo & 1 mixed tempo dance

 

 

These awards are designed to be a level of attainment for students who enjoy their dance but do not wish to undergo the demands and commitment needed for Pre-Graded, Graded or Vocational Graded Examinations. Alternatively, they can be a helpful preparation for students who are working towards an Examination.

Performance Awards are available across genres as follows:

Ballet

Tap

Modern

Jazz

Pre-Syllabus

Pre-Syllabus

-

-

Pre-Primary

Pre-Primary

-

-

Primary

Primary

Primary

Primary

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 8

-

-

Intermediate Foundation

Intermediate Foundation

Intermediate Foundation

Intermediate Foundation

Intermediate

Intermediate

Intermediate

Intermediate

Advanced 1

Advanced 1

Advanced 1

Advanced 1

Advanced 2

Advanced 2

Advanced 2

Advanced 2

 

 

 

 

bbodance is an Awarding Organisation able to offer qualifications which are recognised by Ofqual. These examinations follow the traditional system of dance training (Grades) and are simultaneously aligned with the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Graded/Vocational Graded 

RQF (Ofqual)

Grade 1

1

Grade 2

1

Grade 3

1

Grade 4

2

Grade 5

2

Grades 6-8

3

Intermediate Foundation

2

Intermediate

3

Advanced 1

4

Advanced 2

4

 

The above are available in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre or Contemporary (subject to demand). 

Examination Fees 2018/2019

 

These examinations are designed as an introduction to dance and comprise:

  • Introduction to Ballet
  • Pre-Syllabus (Tap and Modern)
  • Pre-Primary (Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern)
  • Primary (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theatre)

As a guideline, these examinations are intended for children aged 4-7 but may be taken by students of any age.

Pre-Graded Examinations are less formal than our regulated qualifications which begin at Grade 1. For Nursery Ballet and Pre-Primary, children are accompanied by their teacher or assistant. At Primary level, students undertake a more formal assessment (normally without their teacher present).