Exams & Assessments
We can see the enjoyment and confidence that dance offers the dancer in your family! During Terms 1 and 2 our sequential syllabus program content, including creative and artistic studies, are taught in each lesson. This class content builds so that each student can build on foundations and progress to the next level, where a broader and more complex study of dance can be achieved. Like all worthy accolades, recognition and acknowledgement of started is achieved via Exam, Class Award, or Presentation Class.
Committing to and performing in an exam can be daunting, but also incredibly rewarding; exams help us manage and monitor our progress, motivate us to reach new goals, and celebrate our achievements.
Exam entries for 2019 are now closed. Please contact our office for late entries.
These exams build on the elements covered in the graded syllabus, focusing on the performance of ballet to an advanced standard, and is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in dance. Training includes Pointe work.
Our SFD tap exam is a much sought after accreditation. Our students enjoy the tap syllabus as it builds upon rhythm and percussive skills, and adds different musical and creative styles at each level as it progresses.
The SFD Jazz exam is usually our student’s favourite syllabus as the music is often refreshed to include the ever changing jazz styles including hip hop, lyrical and acrobatic elements. Technique is a major element of jazz exam success and ballet training provides an excellent base for our students to thrive as they progress through jazz levels.
In both tap and jazz there are 10 levels of SFD to complete the training to current dance industry standards.
The Class Awards are conducted with their classmates and their class teacher in front of the examiner to achieve independent validation of the standard your dancer has attained. This experience gives a lovely sense of achievement without the pressure of a graded mark.
All students perform their syllabus to an examiner, and on completion will receive a certificate and medal. Class Awards are a great experience for an exam first-timer, giving your child a similar environment to that of an exam.