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Due to the rules on social distancing and the continuing risks from COVID-19 we will not be opening London and Regional Centre’s for the foreseeable future.

More information on COVID-19 here

Peak Period Dates

Peak periods are the busiest times in the year, so if you can organise exams outside of these dates there will be more availability.

Autumn Term 2020 14 November – 23 December
Phase 2 
Non-Peak Period 2020
1 September – 13 November
Phase 2 
Peak Period 2020
14  November – 23 December

London Centre

Please read the below notes carefully before submitting applications to the London Centre.

Examination Dates: Dancesport

Please email applications to


Level Examination Dates Closing Dates
All levels TBC TBC


Examination Dates: Theatre Faculties

Please email applications to

Autumn Term 2020

Level Examination Dates Closing Date
Grades & Class Examinations TBC TBC
Vocational Grades TBC TBC
DDE (Unit 4)* Licentiate / Fellowship TBC TBC
Cecchetti Classical Ballet
(All Levels)
Classical Indian Dance
(All Levels)

*DDI & DDE (Unit 4):

Applications for these examinations can only be accepted if candidates have a specific reason why they cannot be entered at the Approved Dance Centre (ADC) with which they are registered.

  • Applications received after the advertised closing dates will only be accepted if there is space available or if a cancellation occurs. Telephone applications cannot be accepted.
  • The London Centre is designed to accommodate teachers entering Grade and Class examinations who have a total entry of under 3 1/2 hours. Regretfully entries of more than this cannot be accepted.
  • Teachers may stipulate the reason for any impossible dates on their application form if necessary. We will attempt to allocate your examination accordingly, however, this cannot be guaranteed. With particular reference to Fellowship and Licentiate examinations, it is hoped that applicants will make themselves available for all the advertised dates.
  • Please contact the Centre Examinations Administrator to verify dates for Professional Cecchetti exams and all National and Classical Greek exams.
  • Please note: Teachers must provide their own music for Tap Grade 4 and 5, Popular Tap Tests, Tap Medals, Jazz Awards, Modern Advanced 1 and Advanced 2. Free music must be on either an iPod/MP3 player or the original CD. Copied CDs are not always reliable therefore unacceptable for exams.
  • Candidates taking exams at London Centre, must only be escorted by one adult.

For queries regarding London Centre examinations or to request an application form, please contact HQ via email


Centre address:

The Lowford Centre, Portsmouth Road, Burlesdon, Southampton SO31 8ES

With immediate effect, all entries for the Southampton Centre must be submitted directly to Sally Upton. Please see below for examination dates and deadlines for receipt of applications. Please indicate on your application whether you will be requiring a CD Operator/Pianist for your entries. To request application details or to discuss entries, please contact Sally Upton at 

Autumn Term 2020

Level Examination Dates

Closing Dates

Imperial Classical Ballet / Grades TBC TBC
Imperial Classical Ballet / Vocational* TBC TBC
Modern Theatre and Tap Dance / Vocational and Grades TBC TBC

*Vocational exams are held on the day for Ballet with a pianist. All other exams will have a CD/iPod/Phone operator.

Regional Centres

UK Region Organiser / Entries to

Christine Axon
5 Oakwood Drive, Bolton
Lancashire BL1 5EE

T: 01204 841 389


Maureen Headford
4 William Road, Queens Park
Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7BA

T: 01202 393 032


Kathy Plaster
344 Dance Centre, Alexandra Park, Fishponds,
Bristol BS16 2BG

T: 0117 9655 660


Samantha Watkins
Chichester College, Westgate Field
Chichester PO19 1SB

T: 01243 786 321 or 01243 782 297


Eve Leveaux
The Old Mill Studio, Lynton Street
Derby DE22 3RW

T: 01332 371 016

Devon / Southwest

Deborah Bond
King Street Studios, King Street, Newton Abbot
Devon TQ12 2LG

T: 01626 367 010

East Dorset

Louise Sampson

T: 07884 315687

Guernsey / Jersey Applications need to be made through Quest. Please contact for any queries.

Gaynor Owen
Bemrose House, Long Lane, Fazakerley
Liverpool L9 7BG

Please contact Gaynor if teachers have any Imperial Ballet entries

T: 0151 521 4188


We are currently seeking a new Exam Centre Organiser for Manchester. In the meantime, please contact:

North Wales

Helen Barton
Mount Norris, Gors Avenue, Holyhead
Wales LL65 1PB

T: 01407 769 818

Scotland Cecchetti Centre

Maureen Christie
The Studio, 19 Westbourne Gardens
Glasgow G12 9UL

T: 0141 339 9637

Scotland Central Region Applications need to be made through Quest. Please contact for any queries.
Scotland Northern Applications need to be made through Quest. Please contact for any queries.
West Midlands Centre

Joanna Brangwin
3 Wiltell Estate, Upper St John st
Staffs WS14 9DX

T: 01543 415 354 / 07852 920 427


Samantha Bell
ElliTe Studios, The Dancer, 8 Peterson Road
Wakefield WE1 4EB

T: 0845 652 5361 or 07908 808 696

Please send applications 10 weeks in advance.

Faculty Key: CB = Cecchetti Ballet, CG = Classical Greek, IB = Imperial Ballet, MT = Modern Theatre, ND = National Dance, TD = Tap DanceTBC