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Why take exams 
• To attain your personal best 
• To learn dance in a safe and fun environment 
• To have a goal to work towards 
• To receive recognition   

Benefits to Students
• Provides a sense of accomplishment.
• Teaches students about goal setting.
• Provides incentive to work harder.
• Instills the importance of technical training in dance.
• Provides an opportunity to enhance performance quality alongside solid technical training.
• Results in certification. Candidates who successfully complete their examinations hold the certification for that level.
• Allows students to know precisely what level they are working at from an internationally standardized syllabus.


Benefits to Parents
• Examinations by internationally recognized and standardized organizations provide parents with a third-party assessment of their dancer’s progress and dance training.
• Assures parents that the physical studio space that their child is dancing in is one that is safe for dance. Our organization sets and enforces standards for studios so as to ensure that dancers are not being injured through their training.
• In order for a dance studio to enter students for examinations by AIDT, that studio must employ teachers who have undergone the certification processes by the AIDT and maintain a certain standard of training (as established by exam candidates’ results) to keep that status. This provides parents with an assurance of an internationally recognized standard of dance training against which the studio is constantly being measured

But Why Should My Child Take The Exam?

The syllabus for each level is designed specifically for enhancing the dancer’s development at a safe pace in order to prevent injuries and to form proper dance technique. Forcing flexibility and/or strength components before the dancer’s body is ready is known to cause long term effects.

There are a number of contributing factors to consider such as maturity level, comprehension capabilities, attention span, motor skills and coordination. Dancers who move up before they’re ready risk delays with progression, which can turn a positive experience into a negative one. We aim to focus on each student’s growth by ensuring proper placement, but a positive experience is essential!


What Will My Child Receive After Taking the Exam?
Each candidate will receive copy of the examiner’s notes and comments. The dancers will also receive certificate or a medal as symbol of their accomplishment. 



Professional Teaching Degree
Dancers progressing through each exam level and into the higher grades will be eligible to complete their Associate qualification which will provide them with teacher qualifications. 

Dance Exams are an excellent way for your dancer to be guided through a standard syllabus which provides them a goal to work towards and the building blocks necessary to achieve that goal. Dance exams allow your dancer to delve deeper into the world of dance and provides accountability to their training. Your dancers will also develop improved physical training, goal setting, respect and discipline as well as confidence.



The exam process allows your dancer to be graded by an outside examiner and compared to an international standard of dance technique. 

Examinations progress students through a goal-setting syllabus of strong technical dancing alongside artistic expression. The syllabus is continually updated in order to offer the most current and up-to-date standards for jazz, hip hop and tap dancing. This allows students to not just receive the best foundations for their dance technique but will also allow them to always be on trend in an ever-changing dance world. By using an outside syllabus, you know that your dancer is being graded against an international standard of dance technique rather than the teacher’s personal likes/dislikes. This removes a lot of the subjectivity that can appear in other dance events such as recital or competition.


Improved Physical Training:

Dance exams allow your dancer the ability to improve their dance technique and their artistic expression. By allotting more training hours your dancer will develop the ability to implement corrections quickly, have a better understanding of their technique and increase their flexibility, core strength and power. When more attention is directed into class, the results will speak for themselves. Dancers love working on adding more words to their terminology for their dance exams!


Goal Setting:
There is nothing more gratifying to see then when a student finally masters their goal. Dance Exams allow dancers to make a clearly defined goal for themselves within their training. The use of a set syllabus enables the use of all of the primary foundations of technique to guide the dancer into their goal without injury or delay. By setting clearly defined and measurable goals, your dancer will be soaring through their dance exams!


Respect & Discipline:
These students attend class twice a week in proper dress code and hair neatly tied back, always on time and always with a smile on their face. Our exam dancers have a deep respect for their chosen genre of study, for the teachers and for themselves. They come to class with a “Can-Do” attitude and work outside of the studio to perfect their technique and study their theory for the following lesson.

A sense of responsibility is also evoked within the young dance students, to be in control of something for themselves, something that they understand they can do and are very capable of, that the outcome is dependent on them.

Children who do dance exams gain a greater sense of confidence and determination not only in their dance training but in their personal lives as well. Dance Exams allow dancers the opportunity to learn how to speak to strangers (their outside examiner) and present themselves in a professional manner. These skills will come in handy when it is time for a job or university interview for the dancer! 

Dance Exams also highlight to your dancer the importance of showing up and putting the work in. It is not possible to just “wing” a dance exam. Dancers must put their time in, in order to be adequately prepared for their examination.

Dancers love being able to work together as a part of team to build one another up for their dance exams.
Achieving your goals heightens self-esteem and by doing this in a shared classroom environment it increases your students respect for and teamwork amongst fellow students.

Partaking in exams gives you a good sense of where you are technically and where you need to improve. 

Everything in life has a standard, a bar, a grading system. The majority of us excel in life when goals and challenges are put in front of us. Through dancing from an early age and participating in exam sessions we are able to learn this life process and find our coping skills. More importantly we develop ways of coping with many other challenges that also come our way. As the dance lessons get increasingly more difficult in ability level, we as dancers are therefore improving and the dance certificate assures us of that. 



Getting a Dance Teachers qualification will enable you to improve your standing within the workforce. Here are five awesome benefits of upgrading your education:

1. Expand your skillset
You can acquire new skills, as well as refreshing and updating your knowledge. Although you may already feel confident in your current abilities, completing a qualification allows you to expand your current knowledge whilst learning completely new skills and gaining more experience.

2. Open doors to other courses and qualifications
After completing a qualification, you then have access to more courses and qualifications that have prerequisites. Therefore building your skills and knowledge even further. 

3. Broaden your career opportunities
In completing further studies more career opportunities will open up, giving you variety in your career choices. Being qualified for a variety of different positions gives you more chances of finding a position that will suit your lifestyle. It will benefit your career growth.


4. Improve your chances of career progression
Nobody wants to remain static. They want to learn, grow, and enjoy their daily activities; otherwise, their job would become stale. Gaining a qualification can help you to progress in your current role by adding more skills to your arsenal and helping you to try something new.


5. Feel empowered
Aside from all these career and financial benefits, completing a qualification gives you sense of self-fulfillment and accomplishment. Benefits of getting a qualification will leave you more motivated in life as well as your career!
Overall, benefits of getting qualifications will give you an advantage in many aspects of your life and you should jump to take advantage of any opportunities that come your way.

It gives you more credibility
Holding a formal qualification can help your work seem more credible. This is especially beneficial to freelancers. Your qualification can help you to find more business because dancers as well as their parents often feel reassured that they’re in the hands of a fully qualified professional.


It’ll add to your resume
Whether you’re looking for your first job or your next one, obtaining a formal qualification can do wonders for your resume.

What Can Certification Do For You?
If you are looking for a way to give your studio a competitive advantage we offer a cutting-edge curriculum in jazz/modern , tap,
hip-hop, preschool and anatomy devised especially for studio teachers. The syllabi will give you and your staff a safe and effect
method of teaching dance.  

This program presents a syllabus that is effective and fun for your students! The curriculum provides a challenging yet easy to grasp
dance training for beginner through advanced levels.

Why Is Certification Important?
This is your opportunity to differentiate yourself from other dance teachers or studios. Certification can help you create a unique distinction as you will now be certified to teach dance! Furthermore continuing education is the key to being the best dance studio and the best teacher in the industry. Knowing the basic disciplines Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Modern is essential but in the industry of dance today you must also offer alternative information.

As a teacher you need to keep up to date with the latest information in your specific subject of study. This keeps you competitive in the field in which you teach.  We provide a training program that offers anatomy for dancers including prevention of injury and proper cross training and body conditioning methods that are imperative today in this new world of  multiple disciplinary movement. We are far from the days of tradition when it comes to movement. But, there is nothing like tradition to create strength and foundation. How do you begin training with your youngest dancer? How do you stay competitive in
the industry with the oldest and most advanced dancer? Foundation is the key. It is important not to skip the fundamentals of movement. Holding your dancers to the task of learning the basics of any dance style is similar to learning the basics in school reading, writing and arithmetic. Without these fundamentals you cannot succeed in life. It is much the same in dance.

For Dance Studio Owners where every type of dance discipline is offered becomes more of a challenge. It is important to be informed about all of the dance forms that are offered at your studio and that you may be called upon to teach. Not only knowing the “latest and greatest” but also, the foundation from where all of this movement has come from is essential to avoid injury and to achieve proper training for your students. AIDT will provide you with continuing education through their website, social media, newsletters and revision conventions. Our teachers are required to complete a First Aid Course through an
accredited association on application. 

You know how important it is to have a safe syllabus or programme to follow that will also help build strength, coordination and flexibility. Plus you will learn hundreds of hours of class content that will keep your classes fresh and fun for years to come! Unqualified teachers can cause children untold physical damage. They lack the training in anatomy and physiology.

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