All ABT Certified Teachers are eligible
to present their students for examinations. For more information
on how to become an ABT Certified Teacher, click here.
The ABT Affiliate Teacher is a level of distinction
for ABT Certified Teachers that successfully present their
students for examinations. ABT Affiliate Teachers who have maintained their status and presented three (3) consecutive successful sessions of exams will achieve the level of distinction of ABT NTC Fellow. For a current list of Affiliate Teachers and ABT NTC Fellows, click here.
An adjudicator from ABT's Artistic Board
of Examiners will observe and evaluate the students in a
class that is prepared in advance by their ABT Certified
ABT Certified Teachers can fill out an 2018 Affiliate
Examination Request Form online at least 3 months in advance (4 months for exams outside the US).
Please note: A $100 deposit is required for all Student Examination requests. If ABT is able to accommodate your request, this deposit will be applied to your examination fees. If ABT is unable to accommodate your request, the deposit will be refunded. If you choose to withdraw your request once it has been approved, you will forfeit the deposit.
We recommend that you present a minimum of 3 classes, in
any level. It is possible to present students for examinations
at ABT’s headquarters in New York. Presenting teachers
will be contacted by the Affiliate Examinations Coordinator
to organize details of examinations. Please be aware that
examination scheduling is subject to the availability of
All participating students receive an evaluation rubric
outlining their proficiency both technically and artistically
with comments from the examiner. Students successfully passing
their examination will receive an official certificate listing
the level of the examination class that they took along
with their level of distinction. Students can pass successfully
on 4 levels: pass, pass with merit, pass with honors and
pass with high honors.
Presenting teachers will receive personalized feedback
from their adjudicator and a letter stating whether they
have successfully achieved or maintained their Affiliate
|Exam Lengths and Fees per student:
||Maximum class size
Primary A, B & C:
Level 1A & 1B:
Level 2A & 2B:
Level 3A & 3B:
Levels 4A/4B & 5A/5B:
Levels 6 & 7:
|| 1-hour class,
1-hour class, $55
1.25-hour class, $60
1.75-hour class, $70
2-hour class, $75
2-hour class, $85
If the total student examination fees exceed the minimum
fee per class, it will be reflected on the total invoice.
Additional exam fees that will be booked by the Student Examination Coordinator and invoiced to the school include:
- Transportation costs for the examiner, such as airfare, train fare or mileage costs if driving.
- Transportation fee of $50 to cover expenses of examiner traveling from home to local airport, etc.
- Per diem as exceeds New York City rate. Also, $25.00 bank fee for international teachers.
Students must wear the International
Dance Supplies ABT Training Program Uniform
Presenting teachers must agree to adhere to
the new 2018 ABT Student
Examination Guidelines. Only ABT Certified Teachers
can present candidates for the ABT NTC Examinations up to
the level in which the teacher is certified. The school
must email the following no later than
four weeks prior to the scheduled examination to email@example.com:
- List of candidates in height order (according to ABT
Student Examination Guidelines)
- Outline of the classes being presented (Sample Class
Outline provided upon request)
The examination class must follow the appropriate guidelines
for each ABT NTC level. The prepared class should focus
on correct alignment and placement, coordination, musicality,
technique, port de bras and artistic presentation demonstrated
with basic, clear combinations.
For questions, please call (212) 477-3030 ext. 1068 or