Eligibility to sit exams
★ Students must attend all exam classes and any extra rehearsals to ensure they are exam ready. Whilst an understanding is given for sickness or school events, it is the students responsibility to catch up on any work delivered if classes are missed.
★ If your exam grade requires 2 ballet classes you must attend BOTH classes to ensure exam readiness and eligibility to sit that ballet exam level.
★ Grade 5 Ballet students require a character skirt and character shoes for their exam. Character skirts can be hired through the studio however you need to supply your own shoes. Please check the 2nd hand shoes for stock or go to Sequin City to purchase.
★ Major Ballet students (Sub Elementary - Premier) require Demi-Pointes and point shoes for their exam and classes and it is imperative these are purchased prior to class commencement.
★ Grade 5's will commence pre-point work and may require point shoes if deemed ready for point. Each student is assessed individually and readiness is determined on the individuals foot/ankle strength.
★ Certain levels require theory and it is imperative that students learn the theoretical components of the exam to ensure they achieve their best result. Additionally this gives a greater understanding of dance technique.
★ Practise may be required outside of class time for higher levels that require their own choreographic elements.
★ ADC highly recommend using the online learning platform for all grades to review work prior to class as this will assist in memory retention and better application of corrections.
★ Exam grades can not be skipped without Directors approval. Certain grades and genres have pre-requisites and this can be explained upon application.
★ Exam attire MUST be worn at EVERY exam class.
★ Hair MUST be worn in a Bun to ALL exam classes in ALL genres
★ All exam students need the required shoes for each genre.
★ Exams Fees are due in Term 2 and payment is required to ensure students are entered in to their exams.