Dance exams and assessments motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Participation in exam helps to boost students’ confidence and gain a real sense of personal achievement. It also allows candidates to demonstrate their progress and receive feedback on where they can improve.
The certificates are issued by IDTA (International Dance Teaching Association) which is the governing body and is recognised worldwide.
The exams are not compulsory, however we would highly recommend taking them, so your little ballerina receives recognition for her development.
Information for students who are doing The Exam:
Date: 10th of June (Saturday)
Location: Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Road, Stratford, London, E15 4LP
Uniform: All pupils are expected to wear the correct clothing for ballet exam: correct ballet skirt, leotard, leather ballet shoes, and ballet socks and pink hairnet (for Grade 1 and above – wear pink ballet tights and pink hairnet).
Hair should be properly brushed and tied back in a bun. Use many clips and hair gel to make hairstyle neat and pretty. Here is the video tutorial how to do classical hair bun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SfN2LFiWQ0
Jewelry (nickles, earrings, etc.) must not be worn to the class or the exam!
How to book your exam:
To book your exam and order ballet socks with pink hairnet please visit our page ‘Pay For the Dance Exam’ under main menu ‘Booking’. Here is direct link https://lyricdance.com/product-category/pay-for-dance-exam/
Important! The last date when we can accept bookings for the exam is 21th of May, as we need to notify the IDTA examiner and book the total number of students participating in the exam session.
Timetable for Ballet and Tap Exams:
Exam is available for all levels from Budding Ballerinas.
Please arrive 30 min before your exam fully dressed in the ballet uniform and with the perfect hairstyle!
Budding ballerinas Rosette ballet awards 10.30am-11.00am
Preparatory Ballet 11:00-1:00pm
Preparatory Tap 1:00-1:15pm
Primary Tap 1:15-1.45pm
Primary Ballet 1:45-3.00pm
Medal Tests (Grade 1 & Primary) 3:00-3:30pm
Grade 2 Ballet 3:30-4.45pm
Please do not be late, as each group will enter the exam in a strict sequence.
Please note: time for your exam is approximate, so allocate some extra time for waiting.
No parents are allowed to enter the studio during the exam, which is a very formal event. It is important to comply with quietness when 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.
Don’t miss, book your exam before 21st of May! https://lyricdance.com/product-category/pay-for-dance-exam/
Good Luck in your Ballet and Tap Exams!