Why are exams important?

Whether you study Ballet, Jazz, Tap or Acro, the exam process gives each student a goal to work towards, within their non-competitive class, and allows them to achieve it.


Discipline: It takes a great amount of discipline to study theory and work hard in class to reach the technical requirement for each grade level.


Self Esteem: Achieving your goals heightens self-esteem and by doing this in a shared classroom environment it increases your students respect for and teamwork amongst fellow students.


Recognition: With continued education into the Professional levels, the student can achieve Membership into a recognized Dance Organization (such as the B.A.T.D., British Association of Teachers of Dancing) 


Exams are valuable because they provide the development of strong technique, artistry and quality of movement. Exams instill strong moral character, values and a passion for excellence.


The B.A.T.D. is a Council of Dance Education and Training (CDET) Validated Awarding Organization.

Classwork is extremely important, syllabus work complements and expands the student's knowledge and abilities.

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