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The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing Exams

 Date:10 May 2022


Updates on CSTD Exams - August 2022


The registration will be available at between 20 May and 22 June 2022. All the payment must be completed online. The examination period will be from 11 August to 31 August 2022. Please email if you have any questions.


 Date:10 May 2022


Updates on CSTD Exams - November/December 2021 Certificates


Thank you for your patience as we understood that the collection schedules for certificates have been delayed than originally planned. We are working closely with the CSTD Australia and the HKDF to expedite the process. The certificates are expected to be ready for collection in early June. Please email if you have any questions.



The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) Examinations are offered through the Hong Kong Dance Federation in Hong Kong and the HKEAA is appointed to administer the examinations in Hong Kong.



Examination Schedule

The CSTD Examinations are held twice a year. Details regarding the examination will be announced approximately three months before the scheduled examination date.

In August 2022, the examination dates and registration deadline are as follows:



Examination Dates

Registration Period

11 Aug to 31 Aug 2022

Online Registration: 20 May to 22 Jun 2022




Examination Registration

Only holders of CSTD Teacher's Certificate / Diploma or eligible teaching certificates may enter candidates for the examinations. No private candidates are allowed to enter themselves.

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

The teachers/schools register online at from 20 May to 22 June 2022. Please be reminded to complete separate applications for candidates who will be examined by different means (live streaming/ video recording), or at different venues (applicant picked sites/ public exam sites), or entering into pre-grade/ major-grade examinations. Applicants will be asked to make payment online as part of the registration process. From 2022 and onwards, the payment should be completed online by credit card. No crossed cheque will be accepted.



Entry Requirements

For details, please refer to syllabus book.



Examination Syllabus

Teachers may obtain a set of the CSTD Examination Syllabus with details on the examination conditions, examination requirements, official uniform and age requirements etc, from the Hong Kong Dance Federation.



Candidates' Personal Data and Correspondence

Personal data of 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 may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for: (a) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations 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; (f) conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and (g) marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.*

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 candidates' personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be referred 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, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.


Neither CSTD nor the HKEAA shall be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, adverse weather, epidemic, governmental action or intervention, riot or any other cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of CSTD 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.



*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the Registration Office.



Hong Kong Dance Federation

Tel: (852) 3758 2169
Fax: (852) 2967 1591
Address: Room 26B
Grandion Plaza
932 Cheung Sha Wan Road


Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

Tel: (852) 3628 8787
Fax : (852) 3628 8790
Address: International and Professional Examinations Division
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)