These examinations are designed as an introduction to dance and comprise:

  • Introduction to Ballet
  • Pre-Syllabus (Tap and Modern)
  • Pre-Primary (Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern)
  • Primary (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theatre)

As a guideline, these examinations are intended for children aged 4-7 but may be taken by students of any age.

Pre-Graded Examinations are less formal than our regulated qualifications which begin at Grade 1. For Nursery Ballet and Pre-Primary, children are accompanied by their teacher or assistant. At Primary level, students undertake a more formal assessment (normally without their teacher present).