Advanced Labanotation
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Labanotation Exams
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Exams are administered upon completion of elementary, intermediate or advanced courses. The courses can be taken through the DNB's correspondence courses or at other educational institutions, like university or college. To earn Elementary and Intermediate certification, an exam grade of 85% or higher is required. Students who do not pass the exam have one more chance to earn the certificate by taking a back-up exam. See Studying Advanced Labanotation for Advanced exam requirement. Exams may be requested at

Dance Notation Bureau will post and update the list of students who pass the exam as soon as the exam is reviewed.



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Elementary Labanotation Exam: $100.
Intermediate Labanotation Exam: $100.
Advanced Labanotation Exam: $200 for exam grading ($100 for each grader).
Advanced Labanotation Exam: $250 for reading project.
Advanced Labanotation Exam: $200 for written project.
Certificate: $25 each (Certificate is suitable for framing, not required for certification.) Note: Please contact the DNB for additional postage and handling fees on foreign mail.

Please note that there will be additional $100 to take the back-up Elementary exam and intermediate exam. Please contact for payment method.