Dance Examination Procedure
Full information, invite and payment request is sent out to dance parents many months in advance. We will give you a proposed examination date to begin with (usually a weekend) and we will then allocate you a specific day and time closer to the exam itself when communication has been made with our allocated examiner.
On the examination day students will arrive 1 hour before their exam time, their hair will be presented in a style suitable for the exam and they will be dressed in their usual tidy class uniform, unless otherwise stated. For Ballet exams the girls are required to have clean ballet shoes with elastics. They must fit snug and not be oversized.
An external examiner from the International Dance Teacher's Association will conduct the exam. Students will be entered in groups of up to 3 for a full exam or up to 8 for a rosette, star dance or class award.
Students enter without a teacher for the full exam or with a teacher for class awards/rosette & stardance awards.
The examiner will only ask for the exercises or in some cases free work, the examiner will not demonstrate.
The examiner may in some classes ask questions relating to the syllabus and terminology.
There will be exam coaching sessions prior to the exams and it is vital that these are attended, as well as extra timetabled classes where available.
100% class attendance is expected on the run up to exams.
If I don't feel the student is quite ready after exam coaching but before the timetable is submitted I will withdraw the student from their exam and the exam fee will be refunded. If a student has failed to attend regular classes and/or extra coaching classes we have the right to remove a student from the examination timetable and no refund will be issued.
Examinations take a lot of organising and can only take place if there are enough students to make up a whole day. Once the exam timetable has been submitted cancellations cannot be made this is usually 8 weeks prior to the exam date.
Once the exam invoice has been paid this is non-refundable.
Exam Coaching Fee …...£6.50 per 30 min session (minimum of 2 for a full exam.)
Exam Fees (set by I.D.T.A)
Prices are subject to change and reflect an annual price increase within the IDTA fees.
Preparatory Grade, £18.00
Primary Grade, £25.00
Grade 1, £29.50
Grade 2, £33.50
Grade 3, £36.00
Grade 4, £39.00
Grade 5, £46.00
Performers Level Exams
Advanced 1, £99.66
Advanced 2, £112.95
Classical Award 1, £62.59
Classical Award 2, £62.59
Classwork Assessment Primary Grade, £12.00
Classwork Assessment 1, £12.00
Classwork Assessment 2, £12.00
Classwork Assessment 3, £12.00
Classwork Assessment 4, £14.00
Classwork Assessment 5, £14.00
Rosette awards are available for 4-8 year olds to collect each colour
Ballet - Beige, £12.00
Ballet - Cream, £12.00
Ballet - Turquoise, £12.00
Ballet - Wine, £12.00
Gym - Aqua, £12.00
Gym - Cream, £12.00
Gym - Lime, £12.00
Gym - Orange, £12.00
Modern - Black, £12.00
Modern - Gold, £12.00
Modern - Green, £12.00
Modern - White, £12.00
National - Pink, £12.00
National - Purple, £12.00
National - Salmon, £12.00
National - Wine, £12.00
Tap - Aqua, £12.00
Tap - Blue, £12.00
Tap - Red, £12.00
Tap - Salmon, £12.00
Theatrecraft - Emerald, £12.00
Theatrecraft - Mauve, £12.00
Theatrecraft - White, £12.00
Theatrecraft - Yellow, £12.00
Stardance awards are available for 8-13 year olds to collect badges per exam session
Ballet - Beige, £18.00
Ballet - Turquoise, £18.00
Gym - Lime, £18.00
Gym - Orange, £18.00
Modern - Gold, £18.00
Modern - Green, £18.00
National - Pink, £18.00
National - Purple, £18.00
Tap - Blue, £18.00
Tap - Red, £18.00
Theatrecraft - Mauve, £18.00
Theatrecraft - Yellow, £18.00
Medals are available in Acrobatic Dance, tap, modern jazz, freestyle & street dance.
These can be taken solo, duo or troupe at the discretion of the teacher.
One Dance - Blue, £13.50
One Dance - Green, £13.50
One Dance - Pink, £13.50
One Dance - Scarlet, £13.50
One Dance - Yellow, £13.50
First Gold Bar, £20.00
Second Gold Bar, £21.00
Third Gold Bar, £33.50
Star 1, £24.00
Star 2, £17.00
Star 3, £17.00
Star 4, £17.00
Star 5, £28.00
International Certificate 1-30 , £18.50
International Supreme Certificate 1-30 , £18.50
International Award Part 1, £50.00
International Award Part 2, £54.00
International Award Part 3, £58.00
International Award Part 4, £60.00
International Supreme Award 1, £52.00
International Supreme Award 2, £56.00
International Supreme Award 3, £59.50
International Supreme Award 4, £64.00
President's Award 1 , £38.00
President's Award 1 (certificate only), £18.50
President's Award 2, £38.00
President's Award 2 (certificate only), £18.50
President's Award 3, £38.00
President's Award 3 (certificate only), £18.50
President's Award 4, £38.00
President's Award 4 (certificate only), £18.50
IDTA examinations are accredited by Ofqual
Where are the exams held?
HSD Main Studio, Peterborough One Retail Park, PE1 4YZ
What time do we need to arrive?
At least an hour before your exam time.
How long is the exam?
It depends on which grade but generally between 10-15mins
What does my child need to wear?
Usual class uniform, freshly washed and pressed. If doing ballet exams clean, well fitted shoes are required with elastic
How long do the results take to arrive?
4-6 weeks depending on the time of year.