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Exam prerequisites

Exam prerequisites
Prerequisite qualifications for entry to vocational graded exams apply as follows:
Examination Prerequisite
Intermediate Foundation None
Intermediate None
Advanced Foundation Intermediate
Advanced 1 Intermediate
Advanced 2 Advanced 1
Solo Seal Advanced 2 (Distinction)

Equivalent ballet qualifications from the following organisations are accepted:

  • British Ballet Organisation (BBO / bbodance)
  • British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA)
  • Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
  • International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA)

Where, exceptionally, candidates enter for an exam and the prerequisite in the same session, the award of the exam will be dependent on the prerequisite also being passed.

For more information, please see Entering candidates for exams in our Specifications.