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. For a current list of Affiliate
Teachers, 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 Affiliate
Examination Request Form at least 3 months in advance
by either emailing the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mailing it to:
American Ballet Theatre, Attn: Affiliate Exams
New York, NY 10003
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:
Levels 4 and 5:
Levels 6 and 7:
|| 60-minute class,
60-minute class, $55
75-minutes class, $60
1 hour 45-minute 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 fees that will be invoiced to the school include:
- Transportation costs for the examiner, such as airfare
or train fare.
- Hotel accommodations for the examiner.
Students must wear the International
Dance Supplies ABT Training Program Uniform.
Presenting teachers must agree to adhere to
the ABT Affiliate
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:
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. A candidate that has not
reached the appropriate age will not be adjudicated.
For questions, please call (212) 477-3030 ext. 1068 or