Exams and Performance Awards
Exams and Performance Awards begin at Pre-Primary level in the form of class examinations which are especially designed to encourage and develop young students. Initial exams and tests are informal and gently lead into Standard and Level examinations which are an individual’s record of achievement and ability and are an event to aspire to. These examinations are judged on an international level and standard. Classes are ongoing for students who participate for recreation.
Students will only be entered for exams when their teacher is confident that they have acquired a full understanding of the required level. Children will vary greatly in their development, absorbing knowledge and mastering skills at different rates to each other. It is important that the exam system enhances the learning experience, adding to their confidence and strengthening their self esteem. These qualities will be significant for some children and not for others. Please discuss any concerns with the teacher by phone or appointment. Special exam classes are offered for the more dedicated and serious students.
Classical ballet lays the foundation for professional dancers, including the best jazz dancers. It also provides the discipline required for many of life’s other pursuits. Whether ballet is studied for health, pleasure or as a future career its benefits are numerous and we suggest students study at least two classes per week when they reach Primary level in order to develop a strong, healthy and well poised body.
Our aim is to encourage the pleasure of classical dance throughout the community. By careful instruction we aim to ensure your child’s physical and emotional well-being, developing confidence, self-esteem and a healthy strong body in a friendly, nurturing environment. Our syllabus (Cecchetti) is recognised world-wide as training for dance professionals and we aim for the highest standards for our young dancers. (Visit www.cecchettiballet.org)
Dates for Cecchetti Exams – To be advised