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Examinations

Examination results are always very pleasing and reflect the time, effort and dedication put into this. Examinations provide a carefully structured training system, ensuring that students are challenged in a safe, age-appropriate manner. They help provide short-term goals for students to aspire and work towards.

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) - Classical

We offer examinations from Primary – Grade 5 in the RAD Graded examination syllabus, and from Intermediate Foundation – Advanced 2 in the RAD Vocational examination syllabus. It is a great honour to be an RAD registered school, with qualified & registered teachers. Our studios are also the official Brisbane Northside venue for RAD Vocational (Major) examinations.

Excellent results are obtained in all levels of these examinations with entries due approx March/April. Classical is an essential subject ior every dance students wishing to excel. We offer our own vacation school (held in the 2nd week of the June/July holidays) for exam students, and fly interstate examiners up to conduct this workshop. Exam students are required to attend two classical classes in their level per week (Grades), and 4 classes per week (Majors). Distinctions are gained by more than 90% of candidates in grade exams and in Major exams again a very large percentage of Distinctions are obtained.

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COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY OF TEACHERS OF DANCE (CSTD) - MODERN JAZZ

We offer examinations in the Modern Jazz syllabus from Pre-Modern thru to Diploma level. This syllabus was created by one of our directors (Shelle Conroy), and it is now examined throughout the world.
The syllabus offers a structured and complete training system in jazz, including limbering, turns, leaps & routines. Routines in the upper levels have been choreographed by some of Australia’s top choreographers including Kelley Abbey, Marko Panzic, Cat Santos, Amy Campbell & many more.

Students are required to attend 2 jazz classes and 2 classical classes per week to be eligible for examination. Exams are held in early October, with entries closing early August.

Brilliiant examination results are obtained, with ‘Honours Plus’ (95% & over) being achieved by many students.

Examination students are required to attend our own vacation school (held in the 2nd week of the Sept holidays) in preparation for these exams.

Commonwealth society of dance (CSTD) - TAP

We offer examinations in the new Tap syllabus from Level 1 to Level 5, and in the existing tap syllabus Advanced levels thru to Diploma.

The syllabus offers a structured training system in tap, including barre & centre exercises, street tap & routines.

Students are required to attend 1 general tap class, and 1 examination tap class to be eligible for examination. Exams are held in early October, with entries closing early August.

Brilliant examination results are obtained, with ‘Honours Plus’ (95% & over) being achieved by many students.

Examination students are required to attend our own vacation school (held in the 2nd week of the Sept holidays) in preparation for these exams.

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