School exams through the BATD (British Association of Teachers of Dancing) take place in December for all children in Pre-School class and above. 

Although the exams are NOT compulsory, we do recommend children take part in order to properly develop technique and progress through the grades. 

We start formally working towards exams in August though the preparation is all year round - pupils are often taught new steps from their next grade as part of the show work too.

Annual exams

McCarthy School of Dance Ltd
Registered in Scotland SC620776


Whether pupils opt to take part in exams or not, they are all fully prepared and taught to the highest standard. We take pride in our exam results which have reflected the fantastic progress all of our pupils have made. We are very proud to maintain an excellent record with over 85% of all entrants gaining 'top marks' (achieving HONOURS or HIGHLY COMMENDED).