PAA Ofqual

Regulated by OfQual, Qualifications Wales & CCEA

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

PAA Industry

Created by industry specialists

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

PAA Jazz Dance

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.

PAA Creative

Be truly creative

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

PAA No Fees

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.

Technical Skills

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.

How It Works


Download the syllabus for free

Download the PAA Jazz Dance syllabus for free to see how you can incorporate these qualifications into your teaching offering.


Take Advantage of Innovative Resources

PAA offers a range of resources to help you teach the syllabus. With suggested repertoire and supporting audio, PAA gives you the tools to start teaching today.


Book An Exam Day

Once your students are prepped and ready, book an exam day where our PAA examiners will assess your upcoming show or performance. PAA qualifications are the ideal way for students to be awarded for their hard work.

Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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