Examinations

Exam Dates 2018

 

They will be around this date so please mark your diaries.

Intermediate Foundation/Intermediates

The exam this year will be held at the New Zealand School of Dance the rough dates will be:

Wellington (1st) Session 9-12 May  Closing date: 8 March

Wellington (2nd) Session 28 Aug - 09 Sep Closing date: 14 June

Grades Primary – Grade 5

17-28 September  Closing date: 05 July

 

What is involved in participating in an Exam with Wellington Ballet?

Pre –Primary

No exam

Primary

Children will be expected to learn the Royal Academy set exercises and dances.  They will enter the exam with me and no parents will be allowed to watch.  They will need to attend 6 extra lessons a during term 3.  An exam fee is paid to the RAD and there will be a charge for extra lessons.  The exam venue will be Khandallah Bowling Club. 

Grade 1 – Grade 3

Children will be expected to learn the Royal Academy of Dance set exercises and dances. They will enter the exam in groups of 4.  Nobody is permitted to watch the examination.  They will be expected to do two lessons a week during term 2 & 3.  They will be graded out of 100 for their effort and awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.    An exam fee is paid to the RAD and there will be an extra charge for the pianist.  The exam venue will be the Khandallah Bowling Club.

Grade 4 – Grade 5

Children will be expected to learn the Royal Academy of Dance set exercises and dances. They will enter the exam in groups of 4.  Nobody is permitted to watch the examination.  They will be graded out of 100 for their effort and awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.  They will be expected to do two lessons a week during the whole year.  An exam fee is paid to the RAD and there will be a charge for the pianist. The exam venue will be the Khandallah Bowling Club. 

Intermediate Foundation (2 year study period) & Intermediate (1 Year)

Children will be expected to learn the Royal Academy of Dance set exercises and dances. They will enter the exam in groups of 4.  Nobody is permitted to watch the examination.  They will be graded out of 100 for their effort and awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.  They must do 2 lessons per week.  There may be  holiday lessons. An exam fee is paid to the RAD and there will be a charge for the pianist. The exam venue will be the New Zealand School of Dance

Advanced Fountation

Children will be expected to learn the Royal Academy of Dance set exercises and dances. They will enter the exam in groups of 4.  Nobody is permitted to watch the examination.  They will be graded out of 100 for their effort and awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.  They must do 2 lessons per week.  There may be  holiday lessons. An exam fee is paid to the RAD and there will be a charge for the pianist. The exam venue will be the New Zealand School of Dance

Jazz

Children may have the option of taking exam and performance class.  If they do exams they will need to do two lessons per week either ballet or Jazz. Taking part in the end of year show.

Class Awards

Wellington Ballet recognises that not all students will wish to take part in examinations. The school offers children the opportunity to receive a class award. The award, presented as a certificate at the end of the year, recognises student’s achievements for the year.