EXAMINATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

What we offer

We offer a portfolio of examinations and qualifications in a variety of disciplines, for students of all ages and abilities – there is something for everyone.


CLASSICAL BALLET

A dance form combining elements of the English and French traditions of ballet. This discipline places an emphasis on the mastery of correct and safe technique, the vocabulary of dance, physical placement, spatial relationships, dramatic presence and artistic expression. As a form it requires the ability to make movement look effortless and graceful and the flexibility, strength, endurance, muscle memory, discipline, and attention to detail necessary to express
emotion and feeling.

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MODERN JAZZ

A popular dance form that makes extensive use of contemporary music. This discipline places an emphasis on the mastery of self-expression, energetic movement and response to rhythm and occasion. As a form it is athletic and physically demanding and requires high levels of co-ordination, concentration and stamina.

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TAP

A strongly rhythmical dance form that draws on music from many traditions. This discipline
places an emphasis on the mastery of using the feet as a percussive instrument, on the
response to rhythm, and on interpretation and expression. As a form it requires an
understanding of beat, time signatures and musical expression as well as high levels of
co-ordination, concentration and stamina.

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Acrobatic

A physically demanding dance form derived from acrobatic traditions of entertainment. This discipline places an emphasis on athleticism, agility, strength, control and balance, in order to ensure graceful and apparently effortless movement and sculptural representation. As a form it uses transitions in body shape to express feelings and emotions by exercising control over space and movement.

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Lyrical

A popular dance form that makes extensive use of contemporary music. This discipline places an emphasis on the mastery of self-expression, gracefulness and the use of movement to convey a sense of romance and style, in response to rhythm and lyrics. As a form it requires dancers to understand and interpret both lyrics and melody with increasing emotional maturity, physical flexibility and co-ordination.

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Greek

A dance form drawn from classical Greek traditions of dance. This discipline places an emphasis on the mastery of expression through poised, graceful and athletic movement. As a form it requires the ability to give physical expression to a range of emotions by using elements of mime and dance.

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Musical Theatre

Musical theatre combines music, song, spoken word, acting and dance/movement to tell a story. Encourage candidates to explore a range of different characters from musicals/films and look at the emotional content. Our programme of study encourages candidates to gain confidence and skills in order to become a “triple threat” at the same time as learning and having fun.

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Performance Awards

Performance awards provide opportunities for students of all ages and abilities to achieve. The awards include:-

  • Mime Awards
  • Rose Awards
  • Crystal Awards
  • Medal Test System

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ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINES

We offer the following additional programmes of study:-

  • Bollywood
  • Choreography
  • Educational Freestyle
  • Modelling
  • National
  • Speech & Drama

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"People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose. I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life"