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Ballet exams are a very nerve racking experience but a valuable one indeed! :thumbsup: You can be very proud that you have passed through and are looking forward! :)

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I did my Grade 5 ISTD on Sunday on my own! :shrug: It was so nerve-racking! As I was the last person of the session the room had heated up so much I was bright red for nearly all of the middle-end of the exam!

 

I made some really stupid mistakes, but all was ok. And the examiner was quite nice, asking me about GCSEs and A levels and the future, etc. It was a bit awkward though at points. The examiner would ask me to move back and then launch straight away into the exercise, I didn't know whether to move backwards or start what she was telling me to do - what should I have done?

 

Do you find if your on your own instead of with another person you get tired out more? I think I got so tired because I didn't have as much break between the exercises as there wasn't another person to dance and it didn't take so long to mark as there was only 1 of me!

 

Despite the nerves, it was a good experience, and taught me to trust myself. :o

 

Anne x

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The examiner would ask me to move back and then launch straight away into the exercise, I didn't know whether to move backwards or start what she was telling me to do - what should I have done?

 

Anne x

 

Both. The examiner was asking you to process two instructions simultaneously. Moving back takes no time at all. One giant step. Then you can start the exercise.

 

And yes, because you don't have a break for other groups, it's tougher physically on you. It's tougher psychologically because you are alone. Just think how handy the ability will be when you are working on truly advanced material, when there are likely to be few people, if any, in the room with you.

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