Anna C Posted May 4, 2012 Share Posted May 4, 2012 Morning all, Not so much ballet related but definitely "Doing Dance" related! My dd has been studying ISTD Modern since about Grade 2, if I remember rightly. She has been taking an exam almost every summer and getting high Distinction every time. She looks fairly "balletic" when she dances (as opposed to particularly "funky"!) but still does it so sharply and beautifully that it looks great. She's been studying Grade 5 and now only has the dance to learn, so I expected her to be taking her Grade 5 at the end of this term as usual. The class has a cover teacher though who is delighted with dd but announced the other day that because they "shouldn't really be taking their Grade 6 until about 18" that they are too young at 13 to take their G5 and that it would probably be at least another year before they take the exam. ISTD Guidelines say that the minimum age for Intermediate (which follows on from G6) of 13! Apparently one of the reasons is that the G6 work is more mature and "sexy", and therefore that the group is too young, but ok, spend longer teaching that! I'm just not keen for dd to be doing the same G5 work over and over again for 2 years. Thoughts? :-) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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