At Absolute Dance, we have teachers who have trained under BATD; (BATD stands for the British Association of Teachers of Dancing). It is an organization that was established in 1892, and was the first professional organization to encourage professionals to organize and promote, improve and develop the art of dance as stated on the BATD.co.uk website. What does this mean for your dancer? It means that our teachers, both recreational and competitive are focussed on not only your dancer having fun, but also learning proper technique and developing skills in the proper progression.
The BATD Association, through its members, provides opportunities for dancers across the world to take examinations and receive dance scholarships. Our teachers, use the available BATD syllabus’ for the various disciplines of dance to base their teaching, (e.g., ballet, acro, jazz, tap), and each dancer can be considered for examinations based on their progression through the sills. The teacher would then suggest to the Executive they invite dancers who have attained the required levels in the syllabus to be examined by a BATD certified examiner.
At Absolute Dance, should a dancer be recommended to take an exam, the President will send an email, to the family of all the invited dancers at each level and in each discipline. This email will outline the examination date, cost, and prep class dates and costs, as well as the expected attire for the examination, e.g. a black bodysuit, and beige stirrup tights for an acro exam. Should your dancer not be invited to participate in any examinations, it does not mean that they have done anything wrong, or that they are poor dancers, it simply means that their skill development is not quite at the required level at this specific time. All dancers’ and students’ progress at different rates. Should you have any questions about the BATD exams, or the syllabus, etc., please contact our President directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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