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ISTD MODERN/JAZZ & TAP DANCE EXAMINATIONS



JAZZ AWARDS - This is an alternate to the Graded syllabi, children are awarded Medals in this       examination.


Bronze

Silver

Gold


These Medals are designed to promote an appreciation and enjoyment of jazz dance, through both understanding and performance. The syllabus seeks to develop the skill and understanding of modern jazz dance by developing the physical ability to communicate through movement in an expressive and artistic way.



GRADED MODERN EXAMINATIONS


There are six practical examination grades, numbered from 1 to 6, in order to indicate the increasing order of difficulty.


Grades 1, 2, & 3

Candidates demonstrate an increasing vocabulary of movement in the chosen technique. An understanding of the technique is reflected in the ability to coordinate simple movements to produce combinations of steps and quality of movement.


Candidates communicate an increasing confidence in performance. They are able to interpret music and display sensitivity to musical content and style. Candidates' performances show a developing spatial awareness, an ability to work with others and responsiveness to an audience.


Grades 4 & 5  

Candidates demonstrate consolidated technical skills and an increased range of movements in sequences of increased length and complexity. They show a clear understanding of mechanics and purpose of the required vocabulary.


Candidates show the ability to sustain an appropriate sense of style throughout more complex sequences and an increased sensitivity to varying musical qualities. Technical facility and improved spatial awareness lead to an increased assurance of presentation.


Grade 6

Candidates demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the vocabulary of a particular style through a wide range of movements performed with technical strength. Along with confidence, candidates convey self-awareness, resulting in a sensitive personal interpretation of musical mood.


Candidates demonstrate a mature awareness of audience as well as subtleties of performance combined with expression and fluidity of movement involving dynamics and use of space.



INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATION

Intermediate Foundation reflects the ways in which candidates will begin to make the transition from expressive and personal motivation for dance to a disciplined attitude necessary for a dance professional. Candidates will build upon skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to an increasing vocabulary of movement and artistic understanding showing increased confidence and assurance


The following examinations reflect the ways in which candidates make the transition from expressive and personal motivation for dance to a disciplined attitude necessary for a dance professional. Candidates build upon a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to an increasingly refined vocabulary of movement and artistic interpretation showing an increased confidence, assurance and sensitivity. In addition an increasing understanding of professional contexts will be demonstrated and applied in performance and practice.


INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED 1

ADVANCED 2



ISTD TAP DANCE EXAMINATIONS


Tap Dance makes a distinctive contribution to the education of all students, through using movement, which is one of the fundamental modes of human expression. It offers a range of learning opportunities and enables participants to enjoy physical expression as well as develop intellectual sensibilities. As they work together in Tap Dance, candidates learn about co-operation and develop an understanding of the shaping of movement into artistic forms of expression.

Graded Examinations in Tap Dance are concerned with progressive mastery in defined stages within the context of safe dance practice.


There are six practical examination grades, numbered from 1 to 6, in order to indicate the increasing order of difficulty.


Grades 1, 2 & 3

These grades reflect the ability to understand and use and apply relevant knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to an increasing vocabulary of movement and artistic awareness.


Grades 4 & 5

These grades reflect the ability to build upon skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to an increasing vocabulary of movement and artistic understanding showing an increased confidence and assurance in application, knowledge and understanding


Grade 6

This grade reflects the ability to build upon a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to an increasingly refined vocabulary of movement and artistic interpretation showing an increased confidence, assurance and sensitivity in application.

Studio Locations: Threemilestone, Truro & St Austell 
Tel: 01726 400616 - office@capitolschoolofdance.co.uk
Studio Locations: Threemilestone, Truro & St Austell
Tel: 01726 400616 - office@capitolschoolofdance.co.uk

All content is copyright CSoD 2013 - Website Administrated by CSoD - Photographs used within the site are with kind permission of

Cameracraft, Truro / Martin Blythe / Olly Berry & CSoD