Jazz, Ballet, Singing, Drama, Penrith Dance School at Emu Plains NSW

4735 7797

Examination Opportunities

Intermediate Ballet Exam 2020

As a studio who values the growth & technical development of our dancers of all ages, it’s our pleasure to offer examinations to students in CLASSICAL BALLET, TAP & CONTEMPORARY.

YCD follows both ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (Ballet) & GLENN WOOD TAP SYLLABI and we offer graded classes for all ages and levels.


✰ We encourage all students to enter examinations. By entering exams our students have firm goals & something solid to work toward during the year. Exams provide a great opportunity to be recognised by an outsider of our studio (an industry professional). and in the case of R.A.D Ballet – graded against others across the globe!

✰ The exam process of preparing, practising, presenting and achieving – provides such wonderful life long skills which help in so many other areas of our children’s lives – therefore we feel the benefit of exams is invaluable. Students become more accountable for their work & effort in class when there is a clear goal & deadline,… this accountability is the key to success – not only in dance class – but in life!

✰ As BALLET is such a technically based genre, all ballet students hoping to do a Ballet exam will be required to enrol in an additional weekly ballet class.This is absolutely necessary to ensure exam readiness

The Royal Academy of Dance is the most highly recognised ballet syllabus worldwide & we recommend any of our dancers consider picking up an extra weekly class in ballet to advance their technique, even if not planning to do an exam!

Exam Day 2020

✰ Exams are the stepping stone to a teaching qualification! So going through the examination process will open many doors of opportunity for our students who wish to pursue a career in dance as a teacher.

✰  Our vast experience as dance educators shows that formal exams present a unique opportunity for students to display & take pride in their hard work. Our exam students always find their exam experience uplifting, beneficial & extremely rewarding.

✰  At the end of the year all exam students are invited to receive their results at a Presentation Party. We LOVE celebrating such significant achievements – this is well deserved recognition for our exam dancers and great fun to wrap a year of hard work!

TAP EXAM DAY 2020 – With Mr Glenn Wood himself as examiner!


I would highly recommend YCD to any parent. My daughter joined this year & was welcomed by all from day 1. Amazing teamwork & comradeship shown from all students & such a big improvement in skills has been great for my girls confidence! As a parent I also don't feel like I'm just an ATM like some other studios we've been at over the years! Thanks YCD :)
I cannot recommend this school enough. The teachers & students treat each other like one big family - with each child's interest at heart. This is what makes this dance school stand out from others. We have been to previous dance schools before but YCD is definitely a step up from the rest. It's also much more affordable for families, which is an added bonus! XX
Wonderful family community. Excellent value for money. Very efficient & clear communication at all times. Approachable, warm, friendly & experienced teachers / staff. Totally recommend for a professional yet fun & loving family experience.
My daughter has been dancing at YCD for 4 years & absolutely loves it! All teachers are fantastic and she has learnt to dance beautifully. I can't recommend YCD enough, super professional and very friendly!
YCD isn't just a dance studio, it's a place children are made to feel comfortable and confident. YCD is extremely family oriented and embraces all who are there.
Very family friendly place. Very professional. They give kids confidence at what ever level they are at.
YCD is such a friendly and welcoming place. A highly professional studio.