Exams are an optional extra that students may wish to consider. Exam give students a goal to aim for and achieve. The day itself is extremely fun and rewarding. While the word exam can be a little scary for some children the examiners are very friendly and try to make the examination as stress-free as possible.
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER EXAMINATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD?
The Australian Teachers of Dancing (A.T.O.D.) is a highly reputed dance organization with members worldwide. They are leaders in the field of dance education and provide an exciting, vibrant, professional and educational environment for dance studios.
Examinations with A.T.O.D. have a wonderful reputation for being an exciting and rewarding experience for students. Examinations are conducted in a group situation and the Examiner is professional, encouraging and friendly.
We find that children who participate in examinations each year gain confidence and learn important life skills such as learning to concentrate in an examination environment which assists with their school examinations and other similar situations. Participating in examinations also gives them a goal to work towards and an opportunity to receive an independent assessment of how they are progressing technically. Ultimately, the higher levels can lead to examinations for Teaching Diplomas.
Students enter the examination room in a relaxed yet disciplined manner in groups of up to 10 students for pre dance assessments, up to 8 students for Test/Level 1 – Bronze Star/Level 5, up to 6 students from Silver Medal – Gold Bar/Elementary/Level10 and up to 4 students for Intermediate – Advanced.
In the junior grades, exercises are seen altogether as a group or in pairs or line by line (with the exception of tap) and dances are seen in pairs.
A.T.O.D. prides itself on keeping examination fees to a realistic and affordable level with families in mind. On passing the examination, students receive an examination report/certificate and a medal from A.T.O.D.
We would like to encourage you to allow your child to join the growing number of students who learn, perform and excel within the A.T.O.D. system of training at Signature Cheer & Dance Studio.
We offer exams in all levels and genre of dance styles including
Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary.