2020 Assessment info

Here are the timetables for Jazz, Contemporary & Hip Hop exams this year.  BBO ballet exams are 20/21 September

MOCK ASSESSMENT TIMETABLE :

Mock exams are compulsory & hugely beneficial to rehearse assessment protocols (below) & ensure polished, fast & smooth examinations. Dancers receive written feedback on their knowledge of work, performance & dress standard.

All students MUST arrive 15mins beforehand ready to go, so you are prepared & we can keep on schedule.  See schedule below

See Assessment Protocols below for uniform requirements.

CLASS DATE TIME ASSESSOR
Jazz Intermediate 1  Sat 13 June 10:30-11:30am Anna
Jazz Intermediate 2 Tues 16 June 6:30-7:30pm Anna
Jazz Intermediate 3 Sat 13 June 11:35-12:35pm  Anna
Jazz Advanced 1 Sat 13 June 11:35-12:35pm Riki (studio 2)
Jazz Solo Seal Sat 13 June  1-2pm  Anna/Riki 
Contemporary L8 Thurs 18 June 5:30-6:30pm Anna
Contemporary L10 Thurs 18 June  6:45-7:45pm Anna
Hip Hop L9 Sat 13 June 10:30-11:30am Holly (studio 2)

 

FINAL ASSESSMENT TIMETABLE :

All students MUST arrive 30mins beforehand ready to go, so you are prepared & we can keep on schedule.  See schedule below

Sat 27 June, 2020

CLASS Groups & names DATE ARRIVE TIME ASSESSOR
Hip Hop Level 9 Tamara, Daisy, Jasmine Sat 27 June 11:30am 12-12:40pm Mrs Horo
Contemporary Level 8  Charlotte, Ruby, Hazel, Georgia  Sat 27 June 12:45pm 1:15-2:10pm Mrs Horo
Contemporary Level 10 Holly, Jaimee, Cecilia, Zoe, Aimee Sat 27 June 1:45pm 2:15-3:30pm Mrs Horo

 

Sun 28 June, 2020

CLASS Groups & names DATE ARRIVE TIME ASSESSOR
Intermediate 1 Grace, Vanessa, Charlotte, Annelise, Tayla, Ana Sun 28 June 8:30am 9-10:05am Mrs Horo
Intermediate 2 Ava, Mathilda, Laura, Ella, Amelia, Ruby Sun 28 June 10am 10:30-11:35am Mrs Horo
Intermediate 3 Isabella, Tayla,  Aimee Sun 28 June 11:10am 11:40-12:45am Mrs Horo
Advanced 1 Jaimee Sun 28 June 12:55pm 1:25-2:20pm Mrs Horo
Solo Seal Holly & Cecilia Sun 28 June 1:55pm 2:25-3:25pm Mrs Horo

 

Assessment protocols

Candidate Preparation:

  • JAZZ UNIFORM = Dance Wanaka singlet (new red/black singlet with DW logo); black 3/4 leggings, jazz shoes. HAIR in a french braid or bun, neat, secured back and off face. No wispy bits – please use lots of hairspray and grips! Fringes are acceptable but must be clear of the eyes. 
  • CONTEMPORARY UNIFORM = Dance Wanaka Ava singlet (red/black with DW logo); black 3/4 leggings. Bare footed. HAIR in a french braid, neat, secured back and off face. No wispy bits – please use lots of hairspray and grips! Fringes are acceptable but must be clear of the eyes. 
  • HIP HOP UNIFORM = ankle length black baggy pants, DW hoody vest, black socks & clean street shoes.  Hair braided or in neat pony tail with no wispy bits.
  • HAIR = must be well groomed, neat, secured back and off face. Bun or french braid is required. No wispy bits – please use lots of hairspray and grips! Fringes are acceptable but must be clear of the eyes. Students Int 1 upwards must have their hair french plaited or in a bun - so secure for turns.
  • No jewellery (incl watches, earnings), nail polish, stick on tattoos please.
  • Any underwear worn should not be seen from beneath uniform (incl bra straps).  Black crop tops can be purchased from shop.
  • Candidates will wear numbers on the front & back of their singlet.
  • light make up is permitted for senior students only (not compulsory) 

Examination room:

  • Candidates must enter the room briskly, stand in their positions and greet the examiner - "Good morning or Good afternoon (examiners name here) "
  • Transitions to starting positions should be made quickly & silently
  • Students may ask a question by raising their hand
  • Students may be expected to present travelling steps, amalgamations and dances in groups of 2 or three (or possibly individually from Intermediate levels)
  • Students must be able to count themselves in with the music. 
  • Candidates must move back to the centre of the room at the completion of the examination for a bow to thank the examiner
  • If a candidate does not conduct themselves in the appropriate manner during an examination, the examiner has the right to instruct the candidate to leave the room
  • MEDICATION = inhalers & medical requirements are permitted in the examination room 
  • A box of tissues will be available in the examination room for candidates with winter colds
  • Fluids & towels = water bottles, knee pads and towels are permitted in the examination room for students Elementary & upwards
  • Bathroom = students should use the bathroom before entering the examination room & preferably not while the examination is in progress.  This creates time delays.
  • Mirrors and windows will all be covered
  • The examiner will be sitting at a table in the front of the room

Assessment results

Those sitting under full examination criteria receive results based on the following marks:

50-55.5 = Pass

66-75.5 = Commended

76-85.5 = Highly Commended

86-95.5 = Honours

96-100 = Honours with Distinction