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CSTD and HKDSA Joint Exams


The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) and Hong Kong DanceSport Association (HKDSA) Joint Examinations are offered by CSTD and HKDSA. The HKEAA is appointed to administer the examinations in Hong Kong.



Examination Schedule

In August 2020, the examination dates and registration deadline are as follows:

Examination Dates

Registration Deadline

28 and 29 August 2020 15 July 2020



Examination Registration

Only holders of CSTD Teacher’s Certificate / Diploma or eligible teaching certificates and eligible organisation approved by Hong Kong DanceSport Association may enter candidates for the examinations. No private candidates are allowed to submit applications themselves.

The HKEAA will send letters and registration documents to all eligible teachers approved by the CSTD or HKDSA before the registration starts.



Entry Requirements

For details, please email to HKDSA directly.



Examination Syllabus

Teachers may obtain Examination Syllabus with details on the examination conditions, examination requirements, officials uniform and age requirements etc, from the CSTD or HKDSA.



Candidates' Personal Data and Correspondence

Personal data of applicants/candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted also be used for: (a) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in their admission processes; (b) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships; (c) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations to confirm the candidates' eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification; (d) certifying candidates' examination results in response to legitimate requests; (e) processing any refund or payment in relation to the Examination; and (f) conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable.

The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organisations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.
In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that applicants' /candidates' personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general within a reasonable period after completion of an examination, the HKEAA would have transferred all such data to the Examination Board who would then assume full control of such data. Applicants/candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

The HKEAA shall not be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, governmental action or intervention, or any other cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of CSTD/HKDSA or the HKEAA. The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damages which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures. All fees paid are not refundable and not transferable from one examination to another or from one candidate to another or for any other purposes.



Further Information

For details, please email to HKDSA directly.




Hong Kong Dance Federation

Tel: (852) 2967 8253
Fax: (852) 2967 1591
Address: Room 26B
Grandion Plaza
932 Cheung Sha Wan Road


Hong Kong DanceSport Association

Tel: (852) 2771 8171
Fax : (852) 2312 1196
Address: Unit D 20/F Block 3
Golden Dragon Industrial Centre
172-180 Tai Lin Pai Road
Kwai Chung 


Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority

Tel: (852) 3628 8787
Fax : (852) 3628 8790
Address: International and Professional Examinations Division
3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
For service quality assurance, our telephone conversation with the public may be recorded.



Registration Documents (can be downloaded during registration period only)

Registration Form / Registration Form (editable)

Summary of Examination Entries

Candidate Examination Entries

Notes to Applicants

Guidelines of Live Streaming & Recording for CSTD Examinations

Live Streaming & Recording for CSTD Examinations Consent form

Special Notice regarding COVID-19