Congratulations on fabulous October exam results - 100% pass rate!
Our next ISTD exam session will take place in February 2018
Exam timetables are now up on the school notice board
We enter pupils for examinations with the 
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

The ISTD is one of the leading examining bodies in the UK, and ISTD qualifications are recognised by all leading dance colleges and are accredited on the National Qualifications Framework.

Exams are not compulsory for our pupils, but most children enjoy having a goal to work towards.

We hold up to 3 exam sessions per year, scheduled just before half term holidays. We enjoy a 100% pass rate due to constant assessment and the ability to arrange more than one session per year. Children are only entered for exams when their group has reached the necessary standard to achieve a good pass.

Children are introduced to Ballet exams at age 5 as a Pre-Primary Class Examination, where the teacher conducts the class with only 4 pupils at a time, and the examiner observes and awards marks. This is a lovely way to introduce children to the exam situation and prepares them well for the next stage, when they enter the Studio in two's and the examiner gives all instruction.

Modern and Tap exams start in the same way, with a Primary Class Examination conducted by the teacher, and Grades 1 to 6 in groups of 4.

Pupils attending Jazz can take the Performance Awards - Bronze, Silver and Gold - and then progress to Jazz Choreography.

National exams start at Primary Grade conducted by the examiner, with 4 children making a group. Our children start National in the Junior classes, so are older taking this first exam.

Seniors have the opportunity to study for Vocational exams, preparing them for a career choice, or simply to gain the highest level qualification. We are one of very few part time schools in the country to offer classes at Advanced 1 level.

With all the changes in teaching qualifications, Miss Stacey and I have kept well abreast of developments and both hold Licentiate status with the ISTD. This is only one level away from becoming examiners ourselves.


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Throstlenest Avenue, Springfield, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 7AS. Tel : 07973 667696