Examinations

Set out below are the two types of Ballet examinations that we offer. Please be assured that this is purely you and your child's choice whether to partake in them.  A Royal Academy of Dance Examiner will visit the studios where the students will perform their syllabus work on a specified day and be assessed.

 

R.A.D. Ballet Graded Examinations.

 

These can be taken from Primary onwards. Candidates go into the exam, in a group of 4 max,wearing a number 1 - 4 to identify the individual. All of the required barre and centre exercises in the syllabus are performed including 2 solos. Your child will receive an individual score, Pass, Merit or Distinction with a certificate and a medal. To achieve the standard required to take a graded examination ideally, from grade 2 upwards, they should take two classes a week or at least take a second class during the term of the examination.

R.A.D. Ballet Class Awards

 

These are for any grades pre-primary to Grade 8. The children go into the room as a class ( up to 8 candidates ) and are numbered. The exercises from the syllabus, barre and centre. One dance is performed as a pair. They do not have to perform anything as a solo. The child will receive a certificate and a medal. These are ideal for the once-a-week child, late starter or a child who is not so confident. The exam is structured as a class with the teacher in the room which reassures the student and gives a more familiar feel to the award. There is no mark given.

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