Students have different reasons for learning to dance; because of that, we provide different pathways for vocational training and dance for pleasure, so that all types of students can be rewarded for their achievement and dedication.

  • For students who desire to undergo rigorous dance training and progress to higher Grades and university or Vocational study, we offer examinations certified by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales.

    They are:

    o   Graded Examinations
    o   Vocational Graded Examinations

    To prepare students under 7 years old for Graded Examinations, we also offer Pre-Graded Exams certified by our internal board.

  • For students who wish to evidence their learning but not take on a full Graded or Vocational Graded Examination, we have designed exams certified by our internal board. They focus on artistry, musicality, and creativity.

    They are:

    o   Performance Awards
    o   Freestyle Dance Awards


Regardless of the route they take, all students are awarded for their achievements through a Certificate and, where relevant, a mark breakdown. Students gaining a Freestyle Dance Award receive a badge, medal, or other tokens of success. bbodance is an inclusive organisation – our examinations and assessments are available to everyone. Students with disabilities, special needs, or learning difficulties will be given the support they need in order to succeed.