Exams, competitions and shows

Our summer shows take place at Lawrence Batley Theatre, with Christmas performances at Birchencliffe Comunity Centre


Our shows provide ATD students an opportunity to perform in a professional theatre, gain confidence and to experience the thrill of performing to a live and appreciative audience.

It teaches students commitment, stagecraft, and gives them an opportunity to showcase their skills.


ATD are affiliated to IDTA and RAD examination bodies with grades to majors and teaching qualifications available. 

Students of all ages are encouraged to take examinations. We feel it’s very important for students to gain positive learning outcomes. Every class they attend that builds their personal skill levels to enable them to have confidence to take examinations up to and including Major Examinations.  

We consistently achieve a very high pass rate in examinations with students reaching as high as 99%

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Competitions are available to students who wish to take their hobby more seriously.

Competitions require a commitment from both students and parents.
We offer and compete in competitions locally and regionally.

The purpose of competitions is to provide an opportunity to receive judgement from industry professionals, gain knowledge and benefit from participating with like-minded students.

Miss Dance of Great Britain and Dance Master UK

We have entered Miss Dance of Great Britain for many years with lots of students gaining places in the finals.  
I am incredibly proud to have had multiple runners up and 3rd places along with the success of 3 Miss Dance Winners.

Our boys have also done extremely well gaining 2 runners up and a 3rd place at Dance Master UK.

History of Miss Dance and Dance Master Winners.

Danielle Williams 3rd place
Harriet Brooks Top 6
Lucie Horsfall Winner
Amelia Fielding 3rd place 
Amelia Fielding Winner
Phoebe Roberts  Top 6
Maddie Lawton Top 6
Maddie Lawton 3rd place
Eloise Gledhill Runner up two consecutive years
Leah Darby Winner
Felicity Nunn   Top 6
Jessica Sierant  Top 6
Victoria Quinlan Finals
Ebony Arthur Finals
Lucy Buckley Finals

Dance Master UK
James Redman  Runner up
Pupil awarded 3rd place
Pupil awarded Runner up