Exams are offered annually at Caper and are a great way for students to measure their skills and track their progress. The great thing about exams is that they allow a student to work towards their individual goals and work on a personal best. Students benefit from the formalised learning and progression in dance whilst avoiding direct competition with other students. Exams also can provide a pathway to qualifications in dance and career as a dance teacher.
All students who participate in an exam receive a certificate from the exam organisation, results and feedback plus a badge. All exam candidates are also awarded a medal from Caper for their efforts and a gift on the exam day. All this recognition is designed to encourage the students and foster their confidence and self esteem.
Caper has a 100% pass rate in exams since its inception. We are proud to offer exams as it makes accountable to set teaching standards and internationally recognised syllabus.
WHAT IF I DON'T DO EXAMS?
Exams are optional at Caper. Should they not undertake exams, students still receive the same level of training and inclusion that an exam student would receive. Exams do not interest everyone and most of our students opt not to participate.
However just the fact exams are offered is a great benefit to all students who attend Caper. You may not do an exam but you have the peace of mind that your your child is receiving training from an organisation that teaches to national and international guidelines and is willing for impartial accountability on our practices.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (BALLET EXAMS)
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus is taught in all ballet classes at Caper. All our ballet teachers have trained in RAD or are qualified with the RAD Teaching Certificate.
The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations, with its global headquarters in London and HM Queen Elizabeth II as patron. It is renowned for its commitment to improving the standards of dance teaching and encouraging children to learn to dance.
Caper offers RAD exams from the Primary level right up to vocational grades (Advanced).
GLENN WOOD TAP (TAP EXAMS)
Tap exams are offered to students in the Pre-Intermediate level (Year 2 and Year 3) and up.
All our tap teachers are trained in the GWT syllabus and we even have a GWT examiner, Kate Rodwell on our permanent staff. This means our teachers receive constant liaison, mentoring and training from an exam.