BTDA Exams and Awards

At The Lynden School of Dance, we are committed to guiding our dancers through a journey of growth, expression, and artistic achievement. An integral part of this journey includes offering access to the prestigious British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) examinations and awards, including the creative BTDA Mime Awards and the celebratory Rose Awards. These opportunities do more than chart progress—they enrich the dance experience, build enduring confidence, and instill a love for performance.

The Value of Accredited Examination Boards

Choosing an accredited examination board like the BTDA is crucial for several reasons. It guarantees that the curriculum and examinations are held to the highest standards of quality and integrity, ensuring that your child's dance education is comprehensive, recognised, and respected globally. Here's why it matters:

  • Quality Assurance: Accreditation means the BTDA meets specific educational standards, providing a structured, progressive training system that is both challenging and rewarding.
  • Recognized Qualifications: BTDA exams are acknowledged by educational institutions and dance professionals worldwide, opening doors to further educational opportunities and careers in dance.
  • Comprehensive Development: These exams are designed not just to assess technical skill but also to nurture artistic expression, musicality, and performance prowess, contributing to a well-rounded dancer.

BTDA Exams: Building Blocks of Confidence

Our BTDA examination offerings span Classical Ballet, Tap, and Modern Jazz, welcoming students from a spirited 2½ years to their late teens. Participating in these exams bolsters confidence through:

  • Performance Preparedness: The experience of preparing for and participating in exams teaches students to manage nerves, presenting their skills with poise and confidence.
  • Feedback for Growth: Constructive feedback from BTDA examiners provides valuable insights, helping dancers understand their strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Achievement and Recognition: Each exam passed marks a significant achievement, celebrating the student's dedication and hard work while boosting their self-esteem.

Beyond Exams: Mime and Rose Awards

Our dedication to creative expression shines through in the BTDA Mime Awards and Rose Awards, providing platforms for storytelling and early accomplishments in dance. These unique awards encourage self-expression and creativity, fundamental components of a dancer's confidence and artistic voice.

Why Accreditation Matters in Your Child's Dance Journey

Incorporating an accredited examination system into our curriculum underscores our commitment to providing a dance education of the highest standard. It ensures that our students' hard work is recognised on a national and international level, providing them with a solid foundation for whatever path they choose to pursue in the future, whether in dance or in broader educational and professional fields.

Personalized Paths for Every Dancer

We recognise the individual journey of each dancer at The Lynden School of Dance, offering flexibility in engagement with BTDA exams and awards. Participation is wholly optional, acknowledging that each child's development and confidence grow at their own pace. 

At The Lynden School of Dance, we cherish the unique journey of every dancer, supporting their growth towards becoming confident, expressive, and joyful artists. Through the structured achievements of BTDA exams and awards and the personal milestones celebrated within our classes, we are here to nurture the next generation of dancers, ready to express themselves on the world stage.

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We're delighted to invite everyone to our "Vacation Vibes" two-day dance workshop at Everest Community College, Basingstoke, scheduled for August 5th & 6th from 10 AM to 4 PM. 🎭👯‍♂️
This event is perfectly suited for children aged 5 to late teens, and is open to both Lynden members and non-members alike. No prior dance experience? No worries! It’s an excellent opportunity for your child to explore the world of dance, make new friends, and gain confidence through performance. 🌟
📌 What’s Included:
• Two days filled with professional dance instruction
• An opportunity to perform on a large stage
• An exclusive "Vacation Vibes" performance T-shirt
• A grand finale performance for friends and family to enjoy!
💷 Cost: £90 per participant
🌟 Benefits for Your Child:
• Creativity and Expression: Children will engage in creative movement and self-expression through dance.
• Physical Fitness: Dancing enhances flexibility, coordination, and overall fitness.
• Confidence Building: Performing on stage significantly boosts self-esteem and confidence.
• Social Skills: Participants will develop teamwork, cooperation, and communication skills.
• Memorable Experience: They'll create lasting memories and may even discover a lifelong passion for the arts.
Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, as it helps us gauge community interest and ensure the success of special events like "Vacation Vibes." Hosting such events involves substantial costs, and your support is essential for making them possible. We encourage you to share your honest thoughts—whether positive or negative—as this feedback is crucial for understanding what you and your children enjoy and for shaping future programmes. Please don’t hesitate to share your views; your input is vital for us as we strive to provide enriching experiences for our young dancers. Your involvement not only aids in our improvement but also helps shape the future of Lynden. We appreciate your engagement and look forward to making "Vacation Vibes" a resounding success, with the hope of offering more such opportunities in the future.