Pole Dance Community Grading

How to register for membership and grading:

Students must join the Pole Dance Community in order to be tested live at the studio.


First – sign up online with the Pole Dance Community E-membership here
Cost 20£ (approximately $26 USD)
Then send us your welcome letter confirming your student membership to verify you have registered.


All ETED students must start their testing at level one and progress in sequence to their final level.
Make an appointment with your instructor for your grading when you are ready to be evaluated.

  • Cost of E-Membership through the PDC 20£ (approximately $26 USD)
  • Cost of first testing for level one = $10 paid to ETEDance (limited time offer)
  • Cost of testing for each subsequent level: $15 paid to ETEDance (limited time offer)
  • Annual cost of PDC membership renewal through the PDC: 10£ (approximately $15 USD – does not include the cost any gradings during subsequent years)


All ETED students receive an award medal for each level they complete.


You can purchase the Pole Dance Community app for your android or IPhone with the list of moves for each level! Cost is $3.49

***Anyone can join the Pole Dance Community and test at ANY level they wish, skipping the lower levels.
Your first grading with the PDC will be free but must be done by submitting an online video or testing for a higher fee with a local studio/instructor.
If you wish to test with ETEDance contact us for a one on one grading at the rate of $30 per grading.


How to prepare for your Pole Dance Community Grading: (Advancement Accreditation Program)

Warm up: To pass the warm up element you must successfully complete at least 5 of the 7 boxes.
Link to information about warming up and cooling down


Isolated  Moves: You need to demonstrate 10 chosen from the chosen level of the syllabus. Each move will me marked on a scale from 1-10. Please see the scoring guidelines for more detail.


Routine: You must demonstrate your chosen 10 moves within a routine. You may wish to add additional moves to your routine from other levels of the syllabus. Extra transitional moves will get you a higher score. The routine will be marked on three sections below, each given a score of 1-10. You need to score a minimum of 15 to pass this element. Please use the scoring guidelines to help you.

  • Transitions – creative linking between the moves with proper form of transitions used
  • Fluidity – Is the routine smooth and appealing to the eye. In general, are lines maintained throughout. Do moves flow smoothly from one to the other without hesitation or choppiness or repetition?
  • Creativity – Does the performer put their own style on the routine? Do they find interesting ways in and out of their moves? Have they choreographed something original or different?

Cool down: You need to complete at least 5 out of the 7 boxes to pass this element.
***Plan on 30 – 45 minutes per grading

Scoring Guidelines:

A score of 1-2 = Limited – beginner, reserved, restrained, multiple faults.
A score of 3-4 =  Basic – fundamental, simple, beginner. Several faults.
A score of 5-6 = Intermediate – average, passable, competent. Few faults noted.
A score of 7-8 = Advanced – above average skill, complexity, or creativity. No errors.
A score of 9-10 =  Master – expert, authority, mastery. Extreme control.
A score of 10 is rarely used so the maximum mark awarded would normally be 9.5.

View sample of grading sheet by clicking here to fully understand what to expect at your grading