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Expression, movement, freedom, power, agility, strength, grace, rhythm, dance. Dance is personal, dance is amazing, dance needs discipline and dedication, dance is fun, dance is the freedom to be yourself.
Dance is the use of gesture and movement to transform images, ideas, and feelings into meanings and is a natural means of communication and expression. If you enjoy music and it makes you want to move then you have begun to dance. If you want to know more about Modern Jazz, Classical Ballet or Tap dance, then contact us.
Perhaps you are thinking about dance as a career. Maybe you have already had lessons or perhaps you simply want to enjoy dance. During the past 35 years BTDA has been at the forefront of dance education, never afraid to take on new challenges in its efforts to raise both awareness and the standards of dance education.
The British Theatre Dance Association was established in 1972 and now has a network of teachers throughout the United Kingdom as well as overseas. This means that you are never too far away from a qualified dance teacher.
Our qualifications cover a number of levels within the National Qualifications Framework and can lead to a Level 4 Diploma in Theatre Dance. Vocational awards in theatre dance are new and can offer an extra dimension to the qualifications a dance student can gain. Vocational awards are available in Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz and Tap. General Graded examinations, available at levels 1, 2 and 3 of the National Qualifications Framework, are also available in different styles of dance including Acrobatic, Greek, and Lyrical. Our medal test system is a performance based award and enables you to perform in front of an audience and so gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence required to be a dancer. Beginners can start with a Bronze Medal and go on to gain high level awards for more advanced solo performances.
You are never too old to dance so even if you didn’t want to take dance as a career, it is a good option to keep you fit and healthy, encouraging confidence, self assurance, discipline and artistry, so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Contact the British Theatre Dance Association.