National Dance - Graded Syllabi Important information for teachers
18 June 2014
National - Graded Syllabi. Important information for teachers. Please click link at bottom of page for individual grade updates.
The warm-up sequences in the Graded syllabi are not to be shown in the examination (excluding Primary). Instead, the candidates will dance the following individual steps to the current warm-up music. The children may choose to either relax the arms by their sides, place hands on the waist or to hold skirts. The number of steps across the room will be determined by the size of the studio.
Background knowledge in the form of a very basic discussion has been reintroduced. Each candidate may present their own choice of one of the following for each country. There will be no individual questions.
2. Costume – man and woman
5. Steps and patterns
6. Geography and history relevant to the country
Please note that teachers may choose any three of the four dances from the second country in each graded syllabus to show in the examination.
Teachers are asked to align sets diagonally or sideways, (studio space permitting), to ensure that all four candidates can be seen by the examiner.