Examinations

Why Are Dance Examinations Important?

ADAPT examinations and the examination process encourages each and every student to work harder so they may achieve their best personal potential and through ADAPT training help them to maintain that potential throughout their dance training years.

ADAPT examinations allow students to enjoy quality technical training, supporting good competitive values along with enhancing stronger performance abilities.

ADAPT examinations are a “goal” setter.  They are a memorable experience and present an opportunity for students to be critiqued and evaluated by professional dance master examiners on a yearly basis.

ADAPT examinations offer certification and successful candidates receive graded certificates.  High achievers also receive a special “Medal Of Merit Award”.

ADAPT examinations and training will help students to build stronger character, integrity and lasting moral values for their future.


Dance Examination Information

ADAPT EXAMINATIONS

ADAPT examinations are available to all students of ADAPT examination schools. ADAPT Certified Teachers who wish to enter students into the examination process have to apply for an "examination date". If a dance teacher chooses to teach the ADAPT Syllabus dance work, it is the teacher's responsibility to attend ADAPT teacher courses. Dance teachers must keep up with syllabus revisions and, at all times, uphold the ADAPT standard.

 

EXAMINATION ATTIRE

Female candidates taking the Junior or Pre-Intermediate Tap or Jazz examination must wear a studio leotard, beige tights, hair in a bun with no bangs and the proper shoes. Intermediate candidates must wear a black leotard, black tights, hair in a bun with no bangs and the proper shoes. Pre-Advance / Advance candidates must wear professional audition attire for examinations. Ballet candidates must wear a dark leotard, pink tights, and hair in a bun with no bangs, and the proper ballet shoes. 

Male candidates must wear dark pants and a T-shirt for tap or jazz exams with the proper shoes. Male ballet candidates must wear a white T-shirt, black tights and the proper ballet shoe. 

 

EXAMINATION RESULTS

There are two examiners critiquing four to six candidates in each examination class. ADAPT Examination marks are as follows:

 

PASS

(60 - 66 percent)

PASS PLUS

(67 - 74 percent)

COMMENDED

(75 - 79 percent)

COMMENDED PLUS

(80 - 84 percent)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

(85 - 89 percent)

HIGHLY COMMENDED PLUS  

(90 percent & above)

 

Successful examination candidates receive an ADAPT certificate along with an evaluation report. Students who receive a Highly Commended Plus mark also receive the ADAPT "Medal of Merit" for their high achievement. Examination results are final and each student’s evaluation is totally at the discretion of the ADAPT examiners. Students must successfully pass the third level of each dance division before proceeding into the next division.

 

TAP & JAZZ

    BALLET

Division

Levels

    Division

Levels

PRE-JUNIOR

1 Level Only

    PRELIMINARY 1

1 Level Only

JUNIOR

1 - 2 - 3

    PRELIMINARY 2

1 Level Only

PRE-INTERMEDIATE

1 - 2 - 3

    CLASS

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

INTERMEDIATE

1 - 2 - 3

 

 

PRE-ADVANCED

1 Level Only

 

 

ADVANCED

1 Level Only