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Although 2020 has been a rather traumatic year for the Arts World, here at the UTD we are proud to have taken the opportunity to sieze the moment and push forward with our partnership with GQAL - Graded Qualifications Alliance.
We have done this in order to continually provide our members with new challenges and opportunities to enhance their own Teaching skills and offer their students regulated examination work.
The early part of 2020 saw our UTD Examiners partake in their GQAL Examiner Training & this is on-going, with refresher courses for the Examiners no doubt required!
GQAL representatives have recently visited the UTD Head Office to provide initial training in the use of Exam Track.
All GQAL syllabi is currently undergoing an update, which as can be imagined with the stop start year this has been, has proved a little difficult to gain momentum with but it is a work in progress.
As an Association we are extremely pleased to now be able to provide you all with this opportunity and hope that you see this as the huge positive step forward that we do!
New for our Members - Dance Teaching Qualifications
The Awards are offered at Three Levels
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*MEMBERS - Please take a look at the Members section for a little more information, more will be added as we move forward with finalising this work*
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UTD SELF-REGULATED SYLLABUS UPDATES
So we are now in the middle of 2021 and how lovely it has been to slowly get back into 'LIVE' 'FACE TO FACE' examination sessions with our members and their schools! A little differently as we follow and adhere to the restrictions still in place but we are getting on with it all the same......at last!
So, as we start to get back into the swing of things we need to tell you about some exciting updates that you will now see being implemented into UTD Syllabus and Marking systems.
*******ALL BALLET UPDATES WILL BE PUT INTO PRACTISE FROM 1st SEPTEMBER 2021, THERE WILL BE A 12 MONTH OVERLAP PERIOD & OLD WORK AS LISTED ABOVE WILL BE OBSOLETE BY 1st SEPTEMBER 2022*********
New crit sheets MUST be used for ALL examination sessions. They MUST be printed double sided in order to be accepted by Head Office.
New and updated crit sheets can be found in the Members section on this website.
Please refer to the new/updated price lists for Syllabus and Examinations that was sent to ALL principals earlier this year.
Please note the changes to the marking systems now in place for Musical Theatre, Street and Performance Awards. This has been done to maintain continuity with all other genres.
TRAINEE EXAMINER ANNOUNCEMENT:
UTD Examination Board are excited to announce the arrival of a new Trainee Examiner:
Mrs Victoria Dolan, who was recently announced as UTD Head of Ballet, has chosen to step into her Examiner's shoes and will be commencing her training this month!
Victoria's knowledge and expertise in the world of dance will not only be of value to candidates and teachers she will be Examining in the future, but to all involved within the UTD.
We welcome her as an Examiner and very much look forward to working with her during her training and Examiner status.