Grade exams & associated prep class - booking exam is confirming you read and abide with rules noted in the description. (scroll down and click on +description to read)
These bookings are for current Blarney Cork Dance Academy dancers only.
Only those ready to grade will be invited to do so.
Exam Date: Sunday 26th February 2023 confirmed
Sunday 28th May 2023 potential - will be confirmed if going ahead
Fees cover exam entry and final prep class only.
Only dancers fully paid up on classes/terms/purchases of shoes or exam notes etc will be permitted to take the exam - regular fees must be up to date PRIOR to booking exams.
Only dancers who attend regular classes may take exams.
At minimum a 33.33% attendance of classes from January to May.
Only dancers whose term and exam payments are fully paid may take part in grade exams.
We only run exams when enough interest to cover the costs. If exams are not going ahead full refund will be automatically given.
As exams are pre planned at least 3 months in advance and judge/hall/costs already incurred, no refunds for pulling out of exams.
It is up to each dancer to practice enough to reach their grade exam level. Steps will be taught in class. It will require adequate practice. With 3 months+ notice, each dancer is required to put in enough practice to reach the competence level required for the grade. Only practice in class is not enough, you have to put in the time! Should you not reach the required level by the final prep class, you will not be permitted to take the exam and your fee will be forfeited.
Required for exams - BDA/CDA embroidered logo top, comfy shorts/leggings/skirt, tights/poodle socks/black socks, correct dance shoes. No class or solo costumes are permitted. If you need to purchase an embroidered top or shoes, please do so now on our shop page. These items may take 3 weeks, sometimes more to be delivered. Orders to be in by January 14th at the latest for Feb exams, April 3rd at the latest for May exams (due to Easter holidays)
Exams must be done in sequential order from Preliminary/grade 1 to grade 12.
You must have both the cert and marks sheet of each grade before you can progress to the next grade.
Teen/Adult dancers may take up to 3 grade exams at one time from grades 1 to 10.
Grades 11 and 12 must be taken separately.