spinbug Posted April 5, 2005 Report Share Posted April 5, 2005 Yeah! I just got back from taking my grade 3 exam yesterday and found out that I passed "with commedation". I think it is just one step below the highest level of "highly commended". I was a little surprised considering I just took Grade 2 in January and my preparation for this one felt like a whirlwind. Today my teacher said I could start on Grade 4 to take in Oct. as soon as I wanted to! Yippee! We'll see, if I'm not ready then I can still take it in the spring. Initially she did not think I should even try so soon for grade three but I talked her into letting me try. This time, though, I didn't have to ask, she just said to get ready for four in the fall. It may seem strange in some eyes that I'm taking tests as an adult. I know I won't be a professional dancer ever. But having the challenge of testing helps me become a better and cleaner technical dancer now and I love that challenge. Maybe someday I'd like to teach. Then I'd have to start taking my teacher's exams. We'll see. Thanks for letting me brag! Any other adults out there doing Cecchetti ballet and taking their exams? Incidentally, exams only go through 7 levels, I think, and then you graduate to professional level. It's different than RAD which seems to have many more levels than that. I don't know all the particulars but would like to hear from someone else who knows more. CJ Quote Link to comment
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