Jazz Dance

Groundbreaking Assessment Jazz Dance

The PAA Jazz Dance syllabus has been specifically created to give teachers the creative freedom to build a bespoke curriculum around their own teaching styles and existing programme.

PAA offers the opportunity for candidates to earn a recognised and quality-assured qualification whilst learning one of the most popular forms of dance.




Regulated by OfQual, Qualifications Wales & CCEA

We're fully regulated by OfQual, Qualifications Wales & CCEA. Our Jazz Dance grades are internationally recognised.

Created by industry specialists

PAA Jazz Dance has been created by leading specialists within Jazz and Theatre Dance style and Techniques.

Performance focused

Students can develop as soloists or company dancers.

UCAS Points

UCAS points are available at grades 6, 7 and 8, supporting students progression onto University, or for a career in the performing arts industry.

Be truly creative

PAA Jazz Dance Technical Exercises can be free choice giving you creative control in your exam.

No membership fees

PAA Jazz Dance does not include any membership fees and free supporting materials are provided to help guide, inspire and motivate your students.

The Exam

PAA Grade Exams has been specifically designed to give teachers the creative freedom to build a bespoke curriculum around their own teaching styles and existing programme.

PAA candidates are assessed in two core areas of Jazz Dance:

Technical Exercises

Candidates will prepare a series of exercises that display a range of skills within the genre. Exercises encourage the development of strong jazz technique while embedding style and performance skills ensuring the development of fully equipped dancers.

The Performance

The Performance is the final element to the examination and can include any style or variation of Jazz Dance. Teachers have creative control over the content of the group performance creating a truly unique and tailored experience for students.

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Exam Periods

PAA examinations are open all year round and can be scheduled to fit with your existing programme. -

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Exam Fees

To make PAA examinations truly accessible, we operate a no membership fee policy, meaning we only charge an examination entry fee per candidate. (subject to a minimum fee for face-to-face and live video exams)

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