Each variety of dance is supported by a technique that needs to be mastered by dancers. These techniques have been refined, sometimes over hundreds of years, to create an ideal of beauty. (Eyewitness DK 1998)
Starlight Academy of Dance and Performing Arts follow IDTA RAD ATOD Acrobatic Arts and LAMDA, along with non syllabus classes.
The International Dance Teachers Association
The International Dance Teachers Association is a modern, progressive and forward thinking Association. It provides a wide range of examination services that have been established over time and meet the needs of both the public, the professional performer and teaching aspects. The Association continues to work with the various Government agencies and representative bodies, in order to keep abreast of current trends and indeed, influence the progress of dance.
The Association is formed from a series of mergers taking from associations first formed in 1903, we will celebrate our centenary in 2003. With over 6,000 members throughout the world, qualified in all forms of Ballroom and Theatre subjects, it is a well-established international force.
Administration uses the most modern computerised techniques and systems in order to produce the quickest and most efficient examination service. It is continually being updated to improve the interaction between schools, colleges and it's head office in Brighton. Future developments will ensure that overseas services will be taking advantages of these systems.
The Association provides a wide diversity of training, tuition, seminars, support programmes and other activities dealing with issues from Rosettes to Fellowship and into education from mainstream schools to 'A' level. (IDTA)
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) is the oldest drama school in the United Kingdom. LAMDA examinations are designed with a range of skills that will serve children throughout their life, unlock the imagination, develop communication skills and build self-confidence and self-esteem.
LAMDA tuition can be delivered to an individual duo or group. LAMDA exams can be taken in Acting, Musical Theatre, Devised Performance (Improvisation) and Mime at all levels.
Exams are accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) giving equivalent points towards GCSEs, A Levels and UCAS Points.
The Royal Academy of Dance
The Royal Academy of DanceThe Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations.
They aim to promote knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. Seeking to accomplish this through promoting dance, educating and training students and providing examinations to set standards and reward achievement.
The RAD aim to be recognised internationally for the highest standards of teaching dance. A leader in continuing professional developmentin dance and as the professional membership body that supports and promotes dance teachers at every step of their career.
The RAD has a long history of improving dance training standards. It was founded in 1920 to re-invigorate dance teaching within the UK; however, over time it has expanded its influence and activities internationally counting currently more than 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes. With our examination syllabus being taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide, we help and encourage our teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students.