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The New Revised Advanced 1 Modern & The Boys' Theatre Associate Exam

12 June 2013

Notices from the Modern Theatre Faculty

The new revised Advanced 1 Modern will not become compulsory throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide until January 2015.

The following criteria for the new revised Advanced 1 Modern exam came into force on 1st May 2013:

• the Contraction and Abdominal Exercise will be seen on one side only and will be the teacher’s choice;

• the Falls will also be the teacher’s choice of one side only;

• the Walks sequence will only be seen in the original staging of the choreography and no longer seen in canon effect (please note the candidates will be expected to show on both sides without a break and not using canon effect) and not as printed in the syllabus notes;

• teacher’s choice of two out of the three performance sequences;

• teacher’s choice of one of the amalgamations only;

• solo dance arrangement should be of length minimum 1.30 minutes and maximum 2 minutes;

• wherever possible, could candidates please be prepared to ‘follow on’ from each other in exercises they perform solo (excluding amalgamation). All the remaining exercises will be seen as stated in the syllabus notes.

During the ‘optional period’ between January 2013 and January 2015, male candidates may present the current Advanced 1 boys floor sequence instead of the new floor sequence.


The Boys’ Theatre Associate exam is being phased out and will no longer be examined by January 2014.

Set Rhythms

To clarify: after clapping the set rhythm in Grades 2, 3 and 4 without music, the dance development should then last twice through the rhythm, ie four bars at Grade 2 and eight bars at Grades 3 and 4.

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