Dupont Dance Stage School


Examinations are the benchmark for measuring the technical ability of a pupil and their progress in a subject.

Pupils do not have to take exams but they are highly popular. All of our pupils tend to take them, enjoying the feeling of application and the sense of achievement and technical development as they progress.

Exams can be taken from the age of 5 upwards. We strive for pupils to reach Advanced Level 2 before they leave at the age of 18.

Exam Sessions

There are 3 exam sessions per year: Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Pupils will be entered to take their exams once a year, or when the teachers feel they have mastered the examination board's requirements fully.

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Dupont Dance Stage School is affiliated to the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) for Ballet and the ISTD (Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing) for Tap, Modern, National and Classical Greek.

The RAD and ISTD are accredited by the QCA (Qualification and Curriculum Authority) in England and the CDET (Council for Dance Education and Training)

Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing


The ISTD is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with the widest range of dance genres available.

Royal Academy of


The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations, with its global headquarters in London. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to dance.