Professional Teachers of Dancing 

 The Teacher Friendly Dance Society

The Professional Teachers of Dancing (PTD) offer a wide range of examinations and medal tests in a variety of genre. Our examinations provide students with qualifications accredited  by UK Regulatory Authorities.  The structure of the PTD examinations is designed to encourage those who wish to pursue dance as a professional career, or for those who purely use dance as a leisure activity. 


Teachers wishing to hold an examination session must be fully paid up members of the PTD.


Examinations are organised through Head Office.


An outline of our syllabus work of Graded, Vocational and Medal Tests are available free of charge from Head office. Email: [email protected]




Grade examinations may be entered  in Classical Ballet (set and unset), Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Lyrical.

Grades 1-5 are accredited by Ofqual, but some genre have additional grades prior to Grade 1, for example Preliminary and Primary.




These tests may be taken in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap and National. The levels progress from Preparatory to Professional Award.




These performance exams may be taken in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Solo Song, Character, Hip Hop, and Song and Dance. Students perform in appropriate costume and stage make up. Groups may also be entered.




The Vocational Grades are accredited by Ofqual and include Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation and Advanced.


The PTD offer Student Teaching, Associate and Licentiate examinations (non Ofqual).


 We also offer a Diploma in Dance Teaching (Ofqual accredited).


Syllabi can be purchased from the PTD shop.