mummytwo Posted June 13, 2018 Share Posted June 13, 2018 I am not sure if posting in right place, as not all ballet related, sorry for the long post ! My 12 year old daughter (school year 7) currently does 5 hours of dance per week, ISTD Tap, Modern & Ballet plus Contemporary and Street. She is also looking to extend her ballet training. Her current grades are: Tap Grade 4 / Modern Grade 4 / Ballet Grade 3 For the last couple of months her dance school has started to mix the grades with the grade below her current level (girls in school year 5/6) hence not getting a full lesson which is only 45mins. Also, her last exam in Modern & Ballet was 20months ago, which seems quite a long time. She did a tap exam in Feb this year, at the time the grades were not mixed, so my daughter and her friend were getting through the Tap Grade 4 quite quickly (the teacher mentioned that they had pretty much covered alot of the syllabus), but, now she has mixed the grades she will probably be in that class for 18 months-2 years. I mentioned to the Principal that she has been in the Modern & Ballet grade for 20months and when will you be holding the next exam, she said “they have covered the syllabus, but, now working through it”, she also couldn’t say when the next exam session is (probably 6 months away or even longer). But surely, if she didn’t mix the grades she would be ready for her exam by now. Really not happy with the situation and feel she is getting held back, she is also a quick learner. I really do not want to change dance schools, but, feel I have no choice. I have looked at a dance school, but they offer IDTA Tap and not ISTD. Does anyone know a private teacher so I can get her assessed to see if she is ready for her exams (to take an exam at another dance school ?), as if I did move dance schools I would like her to go into the next grade up ? I am based in South East London. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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