Wendy Bates School of Dancing


The exam papers are taken by the Examiner and are submitted to the NATD office, all results are securely recorded in line with GDPR regulations.

The exam papers will be returned to Miss Bates, we will then present them in class. The certificates, medals and trophies take longer to arrive.

For those who take exams in the summer term the certificate, medals and trophies will be awarded at the school’s annual presentation evening, which is held at the start of October.

Grading system


Pass (40 – 59)

Merit (60 – 79)

Distinction (80 – 100)

Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, Commercial

Pass (65 – 74)

Commended (75 – 84)

Highly commended (85 – 100)