Our Australian Teachers of Dance exams for classical ballet, tap and jazz are held at our studios. The Acro exams will be an internal examination. The timetable will be published close to the date in September.
Exam preparation and exams:
You will receive a form from your teacher if your student is likely be ready for the exams. Here is some important information for you.
Your dancer will be required to arrive at the studio 1 hour prior to their exam. We will not meet in the waiting room. We will meet in the unoccupied studio.
Can you please help your student attach their numbers prior to departing from the studio? The pins will need to go down the front and back of the leotards so... parental help is best:-)
Please ensure that your dancer has the correct uniform and shoes. Ballet students will require stockings with no holes. Tap, Jazz and Contemporary students will require the correct shimmer tights. All girl dancers will require a matching ribbon.
The examiner will deduct points for underwear showing. Please ensure that you find high cut underwear or don't wear any. But the biggest give away is bra straps showing. Even tan and clear straps should be well hidden under the leotards. (The examiner said she used to sew a bra into her leotard). Get creative... and keep all underwear...UNDER :-)
No Jewellery, watches, fake tattoos, make-up etc should be worn. On the day of our auditions a student was covered with Henna tattoo and this really distracted us from their performance.
All students please have neat and clean dance shoes. Senior ballet students do not require demi pointes. These can be used in class to strengthen feet but are not an exam requirement.
All students should get a group and single photos before leaving the studio.
All ballet students from Bronze Medal upwards need to hand in their theory book on the day of the exam. Please ensure it is named so that it can be returned.
Here is the hair tutorial if you need a refresher....
For those of you who haven't done exams before, the following booklet will give an idea of what the exam day will look like.
Exams will run from Thursday the 21st to Saturday the 23rd of September. We will hold our practice exams from Monday the 18th through to Wednesday the 20th of September. Please see the timetable below for your exam and practice exam times.
Your practice exam will be at the same time of day as the real exam.
If your exam is at 9am on Thursday the 21st of September, your practice exam will be at 9am on Monday the 18th of September. Exams on Friday the 22nd will have a practice exam on Tuesday the 19th. Exams on Saturday the 23rd will have a practice exam on Wednesday the 20th.
Acro exams will be held from 5:00pm on Saturday the 23rd of September. Practice acro exams will be from 5:00pm on Wednesday the 20th.
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