Dance Examinations

The Chelmsford Dance Centre holds regular examination centres per year in conjunction with the NATD, ABD, ISTD & IDTA. CDC is also a major Exam Centre for the South East.


The associations have a series of medal examinations aimed at all ages. These tests are relatively inexpensive and non-time consuming. Each candidate dances their examination dance/s with one of the teaching staff in front of an examiner for approximately three minutes. The examiner will mark a report form giving helpful and encouraging advice on how the pupil can develop further.  This report form together with your certificate and medal will be sent ti the studio a few weeks afterwards.


All candidates will be required to take the pre-test in front of our principal who himself an examiner so that helpful comments and advice can be offered prior to the main examination to enable high-quality preparation, to hopefully help you to achieve a better result in the main examination. There is no charge for this pre-test.


Examination sessions and Pre-Tests are usually held on a Sunday.  As a general rule of thumb, the examinations and pre-tests fall between 0900 and 1500.

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Your Exam
Sunday 15 May
Sunday 12 June

Please remember that we are unable to accommodate specific time requests.  If you are planning to take an exam, please keep the date free!

Save The Dates for your next exams!

Sunday 6 November 2022 (Pre-Test Sunday 9 October 2022)

Sunday 26 March 2023 (Pre-Test 26 February 2023)

Sunday 11 June 2023 (Pre-Test 14 May 2023)