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Exams

The School follows Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational examinations for ballet. Please see the Royal Academy of Dance New Zealand website for more information on the academy  

Class expectations for students wishing to participate in examinations are:

BALLET

Pre Primary, Primary, and Grade 1 should attend one class per week.

Grade 2 should attend one class per week in Term 1, and two classes per week from Term 2 onwards.

Grade 3-5 should attend two 1-hour ballet lessons per week.

Grade 6-8 should attend a minimum of 2 1/2 hours of ballet lessons per week.

Vocational students are expected to attend at least 3 classical classes per week. It is advisable for students to attend holiday seminars in Auckland in January, May or July

JAZZ
Jazz students should attend one class per week, and MUST also attend pre exam classes in the school holidays and some weekends immediately prior to examinations.

CONTEMPORARY
Contemporary students should attend one class per week, and MUST also attend pre exam classes in the school holidays and some weekends immediately prior to examinations.

The School follows the NZAMD (New Zealand Association of Modern Dance) for American Jazz, and Contemporary examinations. Please see the NZAMD website for more information on the association.

All examination candidates MUST attend the pre exam classes in the weekends and the seminar during school holidays immediately prior to the exams.