ASSESSMENTS & EXAMINATIONS
PRE SCHOOL DANCE ASSESSMENTS
"The aim of the syllabi is to introduce small children to the magic and fun of mime, music and dance. The syllabi include activities that will enable the children to explore space, to develop musicality and to improve co-ordination in the desired genre chosen (in ballet, jazz and tap).
Some benefits of this program include, but are not limited to, the development of listening and social skills; improvement of fine and gross motor skills and the development of self expression.
The work has been written and prepared by Examiners of ATOD with many years teaching experience and with highly regarded teaching diplomas and qualifications to their names.
In the assessment the children are assessed on participation and involvement in the lesson. The children are not assessed on dance technique, ability or timing.
The teacher enters the exam room with the children, arranges them into their starting positions and takes the class as he/she normally would. The children are introduced to their special guest (the Examiner) who in turn welcomes them and asks them their names. The teacher may assist in the checking of each students name. All children will have a corresponding number on both the front and back of their school uniform to enable the Examiner to follow their movements throughout the class.
Participating in an assessment has numerous benefits. It enables parents and teachers to build confidence in the children by telling them how wonderful they are and how proud you are of them – they also receive a certificate and a medal. It is also an introduction to the assessment/examination process and is a fun and exciting activity to participate in." (Australian Teachers of Dancing)
Dream Dance Academy offers its ballet classes under the Australian Teachers of Dancing comprehensive, beautiful and progressive system of training. That aims to develop student’s strength and artistry through an anatomical approach to balletic technique. The program has been designed to technically develop students to individually reach their full potential, whether on a recreational, professional or teaching level.
HIP HOP EXAMINATIONS
The ATOD Hip Hop program is an exciting and innovative approach to hip hop for young dancers. Across the 12 levels there is a focus on correct technique including body placement and alignment together with the need for individuality and personal style in the execution of the work. The syllabi aims to progressively and systematically build strength, energy and dynamics through comprehensive warm-ups, stretches, isolations and combinations. The syllabus continues to develop as the culture of street dance and industry trends evolve.
Dream Dance Academy offers its jazz classes under the Australian Teachers of Dancing comprehensive, unique and progressive system of training. That incorporates all styles of jazz for example Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Lyrical. The program incorporates, but is not limited to, a comprehensive warm up, stretches, floor and corner work, turns, kicks and jumps, historical steps, the latest moves, combinations, progressions and dances that progresses systematically to build strength, energy and attack. Also includes the use of props and a theoretical component such as history and terminology. Furthermore, has been designed to technically develop students to individually reach their full potential, whether on a recreational, professional or teaching level.
Dream Dance Academy offers its tap classes under the Australian Teachers of Dancing technical, modern and structured system of training that covers a diverse range of styles. The program includes barre, centre, corner work, combinations and routines. Aims to develop performance qualities through use of head, arms and travelling combinations. It incorporates variations in tempo, style and ages. Furthermore has been designed to technically develop students to individually reach their full potential, whether on a recreational, professional or teaching level.