What are exam’s all about?

What are exam’s all about?

Evolve offers each child the opportunity to participate in annual examinations which are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to those on the threshold of a career in dance. Our school runs examinations through The New Zealand Association of Modern Dance, a respected and well known part of the New Zealand dance industry. Examinations allow our pupils to develop musicality and artistry, reward their hard work and set goals to which they can aspire. Whether you want to take on a new challenge, build confidence, keep fit, move to music, measure progress, improve your technique, or perform, then our examinations are for you!

Although exams are not compulsory we strongly encourage them to keep our pupils focused on moving forward and growing as dancers. Our usual classes are structured to cover all examination work during the year.

Junior examinations are run very similar to all other exams with a few exceptions. Miss Hoera will accompany our 4 and 5 year-olds into the exam and help them along. This ensures they have a familiar face in the room which will keep them stay relaxed and excited to show the examiner all our amazing dancing. These junior exams also allow parents to enter the exam room at the very end to watch the presentation of ribbons. This is always a special moment to remember. These young pupils will not get a ranked mark just yet but an acknowledgment of participation and achievement with the ribbon and personalised report card.

In preparation for examinations our intermediate & senior pupils are given an intensive coaching during the school holiday period and all pupils are given a mock examination prior to exam time every year. Our coaching week and mock examinations are compulsory for any pupil wanting to enter examinations. They enable us to polish and fine tune their work in order for our pupils to reach their full dancing potential. You will be able to check out our coaching week timetable on the next page. Remember not all classes are required to attend coaching week so if you don’t see your class on the timetable and you don’t have a coaching week item on your invoice, you do not have coaching week. If you are required to attend coaching week but are unavailable we can offer private lessons to catch up. You will need to book a half hour private lesson for every hour of coaching week missed at the cost of $30 per private lesson.

I would love to provide you with the mock exam timetable now however this cannot be created until I have all entries in. I can tell you that mock exams always run on a Sunday and will be aiming to get them all in on the following dates: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of June.

Actual exam will be held in week 10 of term two (5th – 10th of July). This timetable will be confirmed around May once the NZAMD has everything in order. 

I have created and sent an exam invoice to everyone to ensure you know the exact cost of this years exams. If you decide not to enter this invoice will of course be voided. There are measures put in place in the event exams are unable to run at the expected time due to covid-19. There will be no loss of fees and the exams will take place at a later date. Please click here to view examination fees.

Evolve is very proud that all of our pupils achieve high marks year after year. This shows how well prepared we are for each exam and with great marks for attitude all round, they must have had fun!

Evolve offers each child the opportunity to participate in annual examinations which are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to those on the threshold of a career in dance. Our school runs examinations through The New Zealand Association of Modern Dance, a respected and well known part of the New Zealand dance industry. Examinations allow our pupils to develop musicality and artistry, reward their hard work and set goals to which they can aspire. Whether you want to take on a new challenge, build confidence, keep fit, move to music, measure progress, improve your technique, or perform, then our examinations are for you!

Although exams are not compulsory we strongly encourage them to keep our pupils focused on moving forward and growing as dancers. Our usual classes are structured to cover all examination work during the year.

Junior examinations are run very similar to all other exams with a few exceptions. Miss Hoera will accompany our 4 and 5 year-olds into the exam and help them along. This ensures they have a familiar face in the room which will keep them stay relaxed and excited to show the examiner all our amazing dancing. These junior exams also allow parents to enter the exam room at the very end to watch the presentation of ribbons. This is always a special moment to remember. These young pupils will not get a ranked mark just yet but an acknowledgment of participation and achievement with the ribbon and personalised report card.

In preparation for examinations our intermediate & senior pupils are given an intensive coaching during the school holiday period and all pupils are given a mock examination prior to exam time every year. Our coaching week and mock examinations are compulsory for any pupil wanting to enter examinations. They enable us to polish and fine tune their work in order for our pupils to reach their full dancing potential. You will be able to check out our coaching week timetable on the next page. Remember not all classes are required to attend coaching week so if you don’t see your class on the timetable and you don’t have a coaching week item on your invoice, you do not have coaching week. If you are required to attend coaching week but are unavailable we can offer private lessons to catch up. You will need to book a half hour private lesson for every hour of coaching week missed at the cost of $30 per private lesson.

I would love to provide you with the mock exam timetable now however this cannot be created until I have all entries in. I can tell you that mock exams always run on a Sunday and will be aiming to get them all in on the following dates: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of June.

Actual exam will be held in week 10 of term two (5th – 10th of July). This timetable will be confirmed around May once the NZAMD has everything in order.

I have created and sent an exam invoice to everyone to ensure you know the exact cost of this years exams. If you decide not to enter this invoice will of course be voided. There are measures put in place in the event exams are unable to run at the expected time due to covid-19. There will be no loss of fees and the exams will take place at a later date. Please click here to view examination fees.

Evolve is very proud that all of our pupils achieve high marks year after year. This shows how well prepared we are for each exam and with great marks for attitude all round, they must have had fun!