Assessments

 

About the assessments

The Academy offers a unique and friendly assessment program for Ballet, Jazz and Tap (for all students from Beginner Level). The program is designed to create a safe environment for students to perform at their most optimum levels. It has proved to build self esteem and confidence in students.

 

Students are taught a wide range of dance work throughout the year including technique, but a lot about how the body works (anatomy and nutrition) as well as dance history and stage craft. Through their training, students become articulate and skilled pre-professionals.

 

Assessments are held annually in Term 3 with an external assessor and apart from giving the students drive and focus in their training, it is also a great feedback tool for parents, students and teachers to have confidence that the standard of teaching is of a high national standard.

 

About the assessment

The assessments are designed to encourage students to strive for excellence within their level of ability and to focus on the concept of growth and overall development rather than comparing one student with another.

 

Students do the assessments in small groups, against set criteria. Teachers also provide feedback on the student's dedication and effort during the year which makes up a small part of their grade.

 

On the day

On arrival the student should welcome the assessor. The assessor will endeavour to put the candidate at ease and allow the assessment to be stress free and a valuable learning experience.

 

The class teacher will conduct the assessment.