Important information about the ballet exam.
These exams are designed to provide the children with both a goal and a subsequent sense of achievement, and we find that pupils show great excitement when receiving their certificates afterwards.
We always advise to take part in an exam if our ballet school teacher has stated that your child is ready to do them. The exams are entirely optional, and there is no requirement to do them unless your child wants to, however it is highly recommended as kids develop a great deal of confidence by participating.
If your child want to do the exams…
Here is important information regarding the ballet exam, please read it carefully.
Scheduled date for the exam: 20th of June 2015
Address: The exam will be conducted in one of the Lyric Dance Studio branches, located at the Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Road, Stratford, London, E15 4LP
Dance examination board: IDTA (The International Dance Teachers’ Association)
The International Dance Teachers’ Association is one of the world’s largest dance examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale, with over 7,000 members in 55 countries. The Association celebrated its centenary in 2003.
The IDTA has developed a range of examinations suitable for all ages and levels of experience and achievement. In our ballet school this year we offering following exams: Rosettes ballet and tap exam; Primary General, Preparatory, Primary Grades & Medal test. The level of exam which the pupils will attend depends on their age and level of experience.
How the exam is conduct…
The IDTA will appoint an professional examiner to attend the school on the requested date to conduct the examinations. The exam report forms will be completed by the examiner and returned to IDTA Head Office for processing. The final report results will be returned to the school principal with the appropriate certificate and award for distribution to our students.
The exam is conduct in a separate room (at Sarah Bonnell school it will be the Drama studio).
No parents are allowed to enter the studio during the exam, which is a very formal event. We have a special parents’ watch days/performance were we will welcome parents to attend and see achievements of our students.
Students enter the exam together with the teacher (Rosettes exam, Primary General) or by themselves (Preparatory, Primary, Medal test)
It is important to comply with quietness close to the studios during the exam time. Therefore we ask parents to either wait at reception, or to leave the school and come back after the exam.
No photos or videos are allowed during the exam and classes.
Please do not be late, as each group will enter the exam in a strict sequence. To enter the dance studio please follow the timetable, which mentioned when you choose level of exam on our page Pay For Dance Exam https://lyricdance.com/product/dance-exams-20th-of-june/
We would appreciate if you could please arrive early to assist us in co-ordination, and ensure your child is fully dressed in the correct ballet uniform, and with the perfect hairstyle!
How to prepare child to the dance exam…
All kids who are attending the exam must be in a complete and correct ballet outfit (skirt and leotard should be exactly the same for all kids in a group + new satin shoes, socks and pink hairnet (you will also need to use these shoes, socks and pink hairnet at the end of year performance). For tap exam black tap shoes is compulsory. Here is the link where you can order the uniform for the exam. https://lyricdance.com/product-category/buy-dance-uniforms/
Jewelry must not be worn to the class and the exam!
Hair should be properly brushed and tied back in a bun. Use many clips and hair gel to make hairstyle neat and pretty. Order special Pink hairnet from Lyric Dance Studio website. https://lyricdance.com/product/hairnet/ Here is the example of hairstyle for ballet exam and performance:
Please note: The teaching staff reserve the right to refuse participation in class, exam or performance to any pupil if they are inappropriately dressed and no refund will be given, so please make sure your ballet uniform is clean (and if possible ironed) and shoes are not dirty!
Fees to do the exam…
There will be an additional charge for doing the exam, to cover the cost of the IDTA examiner, and to purchase the compulsory formal exam ballet shoes, socks and hairnet.
To find the cost of the exam please click here and choose the level your child going to take: https://lyricdance.com/product/dance-exams-20th-of-june/
To order the satin ballet shoes, socks and pink hairnet please click here: https://lyricdance.com/product-category/buy-dance-uniforms/
Please arrange the payment for the exam and related uniform before 8th of June.
Please note: late payments will not be accepted, as we need to prepare and book everything in advance. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Good Luck to all our little ballerinas!