Examination Courses are a dancing industry standard of tuition is a structured format
In a recent survey of past and present World Champions, nearly all had completed technical examination courses. Some dancers even completing their exams as both leader (man) and follower (lady)!
Students commence at the Bronze level and work their way up through Silver, Gold, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond. The pinnacle of the examination program is the Platinum level where a student is required to complete 10 dances for their examination.
Routines of a suitable difficulty level for each examination level are taught and then danced on one of our "Examination Days". A qualified adjudicator asseses the performances, and awards are presented for a satisfactory standard at that level.
At each higher level, the routines become more difficult, and a higher level of technique and styling is also expected.
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In our Examination Courses we teach the following styles:
- Latin American
- Street Latin
I am not sure I am ready for Exams?
Examination courses provide a systematic, graduated approach to learning all dance styles, much like "belts" in Karate. They provide great goals for each student to work towards. Our casual group classes and examination courses are designed to complement each other.
I don't want to do the examination but still want to do the course.
If you do not what to dance in front of an examiner, you can complete the course(s) without completing the examination(s). Towards the end of each course we provide you with a progress check and feedback. If you are ready we recommend that you complete the examination, but it is always your choice.
How much does it cost?
Course prices vary depending on the level of the course. We run group courses to the Gold Level then private lessons for Emerald and above or group courses if there are sufficient students. Students at the same advanced level can also share private lessons.
- Bronze - $140.00 (10 x $14.00 direct debit payments)
- Silver - $170.00 (10 x $17.00 direct debit payments)
- Gold - $200.00 (10 x $20.00 direct debit payments)
- Private Lessons - $80.00 per hour (discounts available for direct debit)