Pupils can take examinations in all genres once they meet the required standard and age. CM Dance is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. (ISTD)
Children aged 5 can take a class test with their teacher, once they reach 6 they may take their first exam independently. Pupils are not expected to take exams - they may move classes with their peers if they wish. ISTD examinations are recognised by Ofqual and from Grade 1 level are recognised as being equivalent to GSCE's etc.
Grade 6 and above are worth UCAS points. There is a cost for taking exams as they are examined by an ISTD examiner who will attend the studios. Ballet exams will generally be carried out with a live pianist.
Pupils are required to wear tidy uniform for exams with their hair suitably dressed for dance. No jewellery or temporary tattoos are allowed.
CM Dance has a 100% pass rate with all of our students in our December 2017 Modern exam session achieving a merit or distinction. All children who know the work and can demonstrate it may take exams once they can show a solid knowledge and dance to the best of their ability and the limitations of their body.