When is my child Eligible for examination entry?

Once they have completed a minimum of two terms excluding show term in the exam class.

What do I do next?

Contact Exams Administrator to register for the exam assessment day. (Date to be published)

Do I need to enrol in extra classes/coaching?

Attending a second class per week in each genre in the term before examination entry and assessment. This is essential to enable CCDA to give the support needed to achieve.

How do I know my child is ready?

The teachers will decide who is ready, and which students require more input.

CCDA Exam Policy

How is readiness decided?

Assessment in each genres syllabi, they are wishing to be examined in.

When will my child be assessed?

They will be invited to attend the assessment day at CCDA dance basement studio in the term before the examination entry.

What happens after assessments?

Students will be notified by the Examinations Administrator if they are ready to be entered.

What do I do next?

Confirm acceptance of exam entry place to the Exams Administrator.

When do I pay the examination fees?

Fees must be paid in within 7 days from Fees notification NB. Term fees must be up to date or a pupil will not be entered.

What happens if my child is unable to take the examination?

In the case of illness fees of 50% will be carried over to another session by the examination board on production of a doctor’s letter.

In the case of dispute or difference of professional opinion between teachers, Miss Katherine will mediate.

Why is a mock examination needed?

To ensure that the student is up to the standard required and the student is fully prepared.

N.B. At the mock examination, I reserve the right to withdraw any pupil not up to the required standard. (NB: fees cannot be refunded if the entry has already been made to the examinations board)

NOTE: Entry cannot be guaranteed until all conditions have been met. You should not presume entry until you have been included on the final official timetable.

Code of conduct for all examination pupils.

Taking a dance examination regardless of genre requires that all pupils should:

  1. Greet the examiner appropriately, either good morning or good afternoon.
  2. Only speak when spoken to by the examiner.
  3. Under no circumstances should candidates chat with each other.
  4. When another candidate is dancing, candidates should wait quietly,( no talking or fidgeting ) and not in the eye line of the examiner.
  5. When instructed in free work, candidates should mark this through as the examiner instructs. In this situation only it is permitted to ask for clarification if the instructions were not clear.
  6. Water may be taken into the examination by senior students, but only used when the examiner indicates a water break.
  7. At the end of the examination, pupils should thank the examiner, by reference or by a set bow.
  8. On leaving the room after being dismissed by the examiner, pupils should say thank you and goodbye.
  9. Any props, pointe shoes or other examination items needed should be placed away from dance area at the start of the examination.
  10. If you are very hot in the examination, you may ask to remove your wrap over and in very exceptional circumstances (extremes of weather) you make ask if it is possible to open a window.
  11. Any students who are asthmatic may ask to use their inhaler if needed. Please note the examiner should be made aware that you have this with you.

Please remember dance examinations are no different to any examination situation, and incorrect behaviour could be interpreted as a form of cheating. It would also reflect poorly on the candidate and on CCDA as a School.