Examinations

 

 

Examinations are the best way for students to consolidate and record their experience with a qualification so that they can progress and venture into teaching or a dance career.

Examinations give the students targets that strengthens confidence, discipline and improves their overall dance ability.

Students in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern have the option of participating in the exam. Once you pass your exam you progress to the next level.

The Academy recommends that students who would like to gain more from their classes, become more qualified, learn a skill and be marked accordingly should participate in the Examinations.

 

Classical Ballet

 

The most classical form of dance. Provides students with a foundation for all types of dancing and technical ability. It consists of barre and centre work, dancer's technique, poise, grace and balance.

 

Jazz

 

A stylised form of dance that focuses on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance. Consists of jazz warm-up, stretching and body isolations followed by across the floor progressions and centre floor work. Common jazz steps include ball change, leaps, pirouettes and step ball change..

 

Tap

 

Style of dance that focuses on expressive foot rhythm, percussion, sound clarity and variety in speed. Consists of barre work, across the floor progressions and centre floor work.

 

Funk

 

 An urban fast and fun style of dance that includes locking and popping movements to today's modern music.

 

Hip Hop

 


Contemporary

 

 

 

Acrobatics

A style of dance that has evolved as part of the hip hop culture and can be referred to as street dancing. This style of dance is seen in today's music videos and dance clubs.

 

Contemporary dance derives from modern and post modern dance. It focuses on such things as centering, alignment, gravity, breath, contraction, release, fall and recovery, suspension, balance and off-balance, tension and relaxation, opposition and emotion.


The specialized art of jumping, tumbling, and balancing, requiring agility and skilful control of the body.

Acrobatics is most often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements. Some Acrobatics moves include contortionisms, cartwheels, handstands, front aerial, back walkover and barani's.