It is recommended that candidates attend as many extra classes as possible in preparation for their exam to both improve their memory and confidence and to reinforce their dance technique so that they can perform to the best of their ability on the day of the exam.
The school follows the ISTD Tap syllabus where exams are offered with classes ranging from 5 years to adult.
The newly revised ISTD syllabus is strongly influenced by American and Rhythm tap and is both fun and challenging for young dancers.
We are registered with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and we follow the RAD guidelines and syllabus for classical ballet.
From Primary, pupils progress through the RAD syllabus and develop their understanding of ballet technique with the emphasis on enjoyment.The newly revised grades are both challenging and creative, in style and music, and include the introduction of Character work.
Exam Dates :
Ballet exams 1st October confirmed
Tap Exams beg of Dec date TBC
All senior grades and vocational exams are included on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)