Start delivering PAA Jazz Dance today

Download the syllabus specification and supporting material for free.

PAA Jazz Dance further continues our long-standing commitment to industry relevance and academic rigour by offering aspiring dancers an innovative approach to the introduction and development of a diverse range of authentic Jazz Dance techniques and styles.

Jazz Dance grades with a difference

Accredited by OfQual, Qualifications Wales & CCEA

We're fully accredited 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

Key Assessment areas of the syllabus

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

PAA candidates are assessed in the 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.


Completing a PAA Grade is a rewarding experience, we'll get you on your path to success in no-time. To get started, simply download the free syllabus and supporting materials below.


Download the syllabus specification and supporting material for free.

Download supporting materials

UCAS Points

For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can supersize your university application, earning those all-important UCAS points. Learn more.


See our Jazz Dance exam fees page for more info.


See our Jazz Dance exam centres.

Map of the UK with a centre icon on top of it