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.
**NEW FOR 2021 – JASON WINTERS CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE SYLLABUS**
✰ 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!
✰ 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!