The UTD is a UK based examination board that was founded in 1976 by 21 founding members.
The association is well established as an awarding body with its members teaching throughout the UK and internationally .
We offer Non-Regulated Examinations, medal tests & professional teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Street Dance, Freestyle and
We also offer GQAL Regulated Examinations & Teaching Qualifications in Ballet & Tap. New for 2024 Modern!
We hold regular events to ensure our members meet the associations Continued Professional Development requirements including an annual open day and AGM.
We welcome those with teaching qualifications from other awarding bodies to join and experience the benefits of being a UTD Member. Teacher Training is available for those who meet the requirements
of our professional teaching examinations.
UTD EXAMINATION BOARD MISSION
- To focus the creative ability of everyone in the Association in making quality
whether teaching syllabi or standards our top priority.
- To regularly review ourselves to ensure we continually meet everyones expectations.
THE AIM OF THE UTD EXAMINATION BOARD IS TO
-The enjoyment of dance to all children from all walks of life
-Encouragement, advice and training to all teachers of dance
- An environment to improve the standard of both dancer and teacher
-An examination and performance award system which will train pupils in the art of
The UTD Examination Board is an 'Awarding Body' and a member of
Council of Dance Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)
Graded Qualification Alliance (GQAL)
The Theatre Dance Council International (TDCI)
Federation of Dance Awarding Bodies (FDAB)
Sports and Recreation Alliance (SARA)
One Dance UK