examinations guide 

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Once you are an iD member you can enter your students into the iD examination system.
 
We pride ourselves on offering an approachable and pleasant examination experience to help every candidate perform to their full potential ensuring your school receives healthy exam results.

We offer examination in person and online through Zoom, for more information about our online exams email our office. 

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All our examiners are friendly, approachable industry professionals and are there

to give an inspired examination experience.


To enter students you must complete our examination form available from head

office at least 2 months prior to your requested exam session. Your session will

then be confirmed and an examiner will be designated to you along with the exam

forms and details of the day. 

A minimum number of applicants will be required. 

For more information please contact our head office.

 

iD does not supply music for examination training.

Please download the music playlist for each exercise below.

Links to Spotify and iTunes are on each video on the App along a with Spotify playlist on the attached to the music download guide below.

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FEEDBACK

We feel it is vital to know after an examination that each dancer receives feedback on

1 - What they are doing well

2 - What needs to be improved.

 

Each student will receive a written feed back form for along with their certficate.

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STAR AWARDS

 

A great introduction for young aspiring dancers before they take their exams.

 

       STAR BRONZE       

3-4 Years

£15

 

STAR SILVER 

4-6 years

£17

 

STAR GOLD 

7-8 years

COST: £20

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

DANCE ELEMENT:

Technique exercises: teachers can either create a basic exercise or change any from grade 1

Choreography is to be adapted from the grade 1 set dance

 Choose a small section that is age appropriate

STAR BRONZE

3-4 Years

 

All to be performed as a group

Up to 8 people can attend to form a group

 

STREET DANCE 

Perform 2 basic technique exercises set by the teacher

Perform 2x8s of choreography, set by the teacher that could be repeated 

Group Freestyle 

 

CONTEMPORARY 

Perform 2 basic technique exercises set by the teacher

Perform 2x8s of choreography, set by the teacher that could be repeated 

Group Improvisation 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE 

1 poem chosen by the teacher 

1 song (no longer than 1 min)

1 acting game 

 

 

STAR SILVER 

4-6 years

 

All to be performed as a group

Up to 8 people can attend to form a group

 

STREET DANCE 

Perform 2 basic technique exercises set by the teacher

Perform 4x8s of choreography, set by the teacher that could be repeated  

Group Freestyle 

 

CONTEMPORARY 

Perform 2 basic technique exercises set by the teacher

Perform 4x8s of choreography, set by the teacher that could be repeated 

Group Improvisation 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE 

1 poem (to be performed as a solo read from script)

1 song (no longer than 1 min)

1 acting game 

 

 

STAR GOLD

7-8 years

 

All to be performed as a group and as a solo

Up to 8 people can attend to form a group

 

STREET DANCE 

Perform 2 basic technique exercises set by the teacher

Perform 4x8s of choreography, set by the teacher that could be repeated  

Group and solo Freestyle 

 

CONTEMPORARY 

Perform 2 basic technique exercises set by the teacher

Perform 4x8s of choreography, set by the teacher that could be repeated 

Group and solo Improvisation 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE 

1 poem (memorised)

1 song (no longer than 1 min)

1 vocal warm up exercise 

1 acting monologue (memorised)

 

 

Star Certificates for will be given on the day by the examiner 


 

            

 

  STUDENT TEACHERS

       CERTIFICATE                 

Recommended age 16-18
Based on all the grades

 

  FULL TEACHERS

            CERTIFICATE                       

Recommended age 18 and above
Grades 1-5

 

 ADVANCED TEACHERS

        CERTIFICATE              

Recommended age 18 and above
Based On Intermediate / Advanced grades   

You must achieve your full teachers certificate before applying.

 

 

   MEDAL TESTS 

THESE can be taken in any of the following dance genres:
Ballet / Tap / Jazz/ Contemporary / Street / Lyrical.


Dances are to be no longer than two minutes. Examiner can request to see the same dance up to three times.
Medal tests can be taken as a solo dancer / duo / trio or group.

Any styles can be danced.
Costumes are to be worn with full hair and makeup. Medal tests are encouraged for all ages.
The Medal test examinations are used as performance preparation for competitions and theatre performance.
You are welcome to take your own photo with the examiner if requested before the day.

   

DUET - TRIOS - QUARTET and GROUPs 

                   
 GOLD MEDAL TEST 
       2-4   people                         (Max 4 min Dance)       
5-10 people                         (Max 5 Min Dance)
11     people and over         (Max 6 min Dance)
PLATINUM MEDAL TEST
        2-4   people                        (Max 4 min Dance)        
5-10 people                        (Max 5 Min Dance)
11     people and over        (Max 6 min Dance)
DIAMOND MEDAL TEST
        2-4   people                        (Max 4 min Dance)        
5-10 people                        (Max 5 Min Dance)
11     people and over        (Max 6 min Dance)

 

Medals will be presented to the candidate on the exam day.
 
Dances are to be choreographed by the teacher or student.
  
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Grading System

 

 GRADE ONE                             Recommended Age 6/7
 GRADE TWO                             Recommended Age 8/9

      GRADE THREE                         Recommended Age 10/11
      GRADE FOUR                           Recommended Age 12/13
      GRADE FIVE                             Recommended Age 14/15

ELEMENTARY                          Recommended Age 16
    INTERMEDIATE                        Recommended Age 17    

  ADVANCED                               Recommended Age 18  

 

       This is only a recommendation, we believe students should be

graded on their ability NOT age.
  

 

   how we grade you 

Ungraded ............................................0-49
 Pass .....................................................50-59

 Commended ......................................60-69

 Highly commended ...........................70-79
  Honours ..............................................80-89
    Distinction ...........................................90-100

Dancers Exams

 

Each school wishing to enter students for an exam session is determined individually on location and number of students wishing to take the exam.
A minimum fee is required for exam session to held.

 

DANCERS Certificates will be posted to the teacher after the exam.

TEACHER CERTIFICATES
iD EXAMINERS 
 
CONTEMPORARY
Ryan Jenkins
Jenni Inglis 
Dianne Wye
Tiffany Annan
STREET DANCE
Matt Walker 
Damien Anyasi
Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton
Kieron Providence 
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