DANCE EXAMINATIONS

We hold annual SFD & RAD examinations.  The students perform set exercises at our studio before a highly qualified external examiner in late July, early August.

Examinations help teach discipline, self confidence & commitment to work for, and achieve a goal.  These are wonderful life skills and serve our students very well. Exams begin approximately at age 6, and continue through to late teens. Teachers work closely with students to assess entry with the majority of students participating. Examinations are strongly encouraged for the values of learning a strong work ethic, patience and dedication.

A presentation evening will be held for all exam students at the end of term 3, where students perform short pieces from their examination. Each students receives a report, certificate & medallion in celebration of their wonderful achievements.

All students participating in graded ballet exams from 1-7 are required to participate in a minimum of two classical ballet classes per week for a minimum of one year before each examination. Students preparing for major examinations are required to participate in three classical ballet classes per week for a minimum of one year before each examination.