RAD Intermediate Foundation Examination
Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:56 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:23 AM
Sorry Chockaty - I didn't see your reply when I posted!
Edited by Miss Persistent, 11 August 2012 - 05:24 AM.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:33 AM
About the free enchainement - you will be told only the name of the steps in the enchainement - you will not be shown them - so you have to know exactly what each step is called. We did quizzes on them before the exam and it was hard for my students to remember all the variations of pas de bourees, glissades etc that they needed to know, but at least the choice is limited now.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:05 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:31 PM
Thanks for the details.
Every candidate will receive the same free enchainment. The examiner will say it to you, ,let you mark it without music, then you listen to the music, mark it with the music and then perform it four times though in pairs, or a pair and a solo if there are three in the exam. The examiner will choose who she sees together.
I'm now doing all of my classes (the non-RAD ones) in soft blocks or pointe shoes just to get used to them. It's actually getting really okay. I will reserve myself the option to use soft shoes for the exam if nearer that time I feel I'll do better in them.
I never put my IF's into soft blocks - they are so hard to work in and wearing them when it's not necessary simply gives a disadvantage for no reason! Soft slippers with ribbons are what you need and I would not pay attention to what the other girls are wearing.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:02 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:21 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:35 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:36 AM
If you want to see what they look like I just privately sent you two links.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:23 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:44 AM
It is indeed a lot of work for the teachers!
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:27 AM
So that's good news.
I was just wondering just how new shoes need to be for the examination. I started wearing a new pair of soft blocks 6 weeks ago and they already look very worn and the satin is ripped under the toes.
New shoes are quite uncomfortable for about two weeks, but at the same time they wear out so quickly with all those tendus, dégagés and ronds de jambes in every class. After two weeks, they don't look 'new' anymore.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:31 AM