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Education & Certification Department

EDC define standards across the widest variety of dance forms, examine performance for both professionals and non-professionals of all ages, develop the skills and professional practice of our members and promote the love of dance across a dynamic, global community, EDC is providing diplomas, certifications, medal tests as well as professional and non-professional examination.

Our clearly defined structure allows learning to take place in the context of safe dance practice and is designed to cater equally for those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as a performer or dance teacher and for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity.


Aiming to build up progressively, ensuring that steps and skills learned at lower levels prepare for more complex movements as the candidate progresses.

Grade Examinations may be taken in Classical Ballet (Cecchetti and Imperial methods), Modern Theatre, Tap, National Dance, Classical Greek, Classical Indian Dance, Modern Ballroom, Latin American, Disco Freestyle and Classical Sequence.

Class Examinations

Class Examinations may be taken in Classical Ballet (Cecchetti and Imperial methods), Classical Greek and Modern Theatre.

Medal Tests

These tests may be taken in Modern Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Disco Freestyle, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country & Western, Classical Greek, and National. 

The levels progress from Under 6, Under 8, Social Dance Test, Pre-Bronze Dance Test, to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Gold Star, and higher awards for Dancesport medals. Not all levels are applicable to all genres, please contact the appropriate dance faculty directly for further details.

Professional examination

Focused on delivering EDC Associate, Licentiate, or Fellowship teaching qualifications which give prospective dance teachers a solid grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to teach dance in a safe environment.

Dance program diploma

What is a diploma in dance? A diploma in this area of study typically offers students a combination of instruction that includes dance history and theory, the art of dance, and a variety of dance techniques. Lectures will likely be an important part of the education, giving individuals a solid base of information, and then a large portion of class instruction throughout the program will be devoted to practicing techniques. Styles can include classical, jazz, modern, ballet, and interpretative among others. Curriculum in dance production and choreography basics should be expected in most diploma programs.

Drawing on an intense interest in movement and expression, individuals who attend a diploma program in dance can utilize their skills in various arenas and potential career paths. Receiving high-level instruction in moving the body also produces confidence, which is important across many areas of life and the dance industry.

Receiving a diploma often brings students many benefits. With a one- to two-year program of study concentrated in a particular area of focus.

EDC Dance Center

Become approved European Dance Council - EDC Dance Center.

If your school is interested in becoming an Approved EDC Dance Centre, they would need to meet certain requirements. Applications to become an ADC EDC are welcome at any time, exclusive or non-exclusive for each country.

Educational content is provided by SnappDance




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