Childrens' Examinations have been devised to engender a sense of worthwhile achievement for children who dance for recreation and children who wish to make dance a career. Grades from Pre-Primary upward progressively develop children’s technical ability, giving them a sense of dance combined with a sense of natural grace and poise, also appreciation of dance and its relationship to music. In Ballet they perform short classical variations and national dances, and are encouraged to develop their imaginative qualities through the use of mime.

At SJ Academy of Dance we encourage our students to take examinations provided by the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. The child's teacher decides when a child is ready for an exam. This is usually after four or five terms of study. It is essential to have a good knowledge and understanding of the syllabus and additional coaching classes are provided before the examination to ensure the child is confident. We are aware that for various reasons some children are unable to take examinations and of course these children are moved up to the next grade when appropriate.

UCAS points

We are delighted to announce that UCAS tariff points for Graded and Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance at Level 3 are confirmed.
What this means is that candidates who have achieved a Pass or higher at Grades 6-8, Intermediate or Advanced Foundation can use their exam result as contributing towards their points tariff when applying to a university or Higher Education institution in the
UK.

CELEBRATING SJ EXAMINATION SUCCESS 2018

We are very proud of all our students who work extremely hard to obtain excellent grades and would like to recognize exceptional achievement  shown by those students who have gained 90 marks or over during the year.

We also recogise the outstanding teaching and support given by our teachers to all our students so that they can achieve these  exceptional marks.

          NAME                                GENRE                                        HONOURS              
ELLA JAMES INTERMEDIATE MODERN  2018                  94
MOLLIE STROUD GRADE 6 TAP  2018 90
MOLLIE STROUD INTERMEDIATE MODERN 2018 95
SADIE BARNES  GRADE 4 BALLET 2018 92
MOLLIE STROUD  GRADE 7 BALLET 2018 92
DAISY BAKER  GRADE 8 BALLET 2018 95
MIA PALMER GRADE 3 MODERN 2018 90
POPPY TITHERIDGE GRADE 5 MODERN 2018 90
LUCY TAYLOR GRADE 5 MODERN 2018 90
GEMMA HALLAM GRADE 5 MODERN 2018 93
MILLIE HOLLOWAY GRADE 5 MODERN 2018 91
JESSSICA HASWELL GRADE 6 MODERN 2018 90
MIA BALDUCI GRADE 6 MODERN 2018 91
LUCY CHARLTON GRADE 6 MODERN 2018 90
ISABELLE DICKSON- LEGGIT GRADE 6 MODERN 2018 90
GRACE CURTIS GRADE 2 TAP 2018 90
MIA BALDUCCI SILVER JAZZ 2018 91
EVIE WATERIDGE INTERMEDIATE TAP 2018 92
ELLA JAMES GOLD JAZZ 2018 90
MILLIE HOLLOWAY BRONZE JAZZ 2018 90
DAISY BAKER  ADVANCED 2 TAP 2018 93