BundleBrent Posted September 26, 2011 Report Share Posted September 26, 2011 Hi, I am new to this forum. My dd is 9 and just started on grade 4 on the RAD syllabus. We have been with her current ballet school for a while as we love her Tuesday teacher and has just started classes on Sat as well at a different venue (same school) - the locations and times work for us. However, this school, while they teach RAD syllabus and make a big deal about "exams", do graded presentation classes rather than the full exam. I asked the head of the school about it and she strongly feels that the exam system is too rigid and out of date and that the training for this bores the kids. She has some pretty strong opinions...it seems that my daughter is doing well and has an aptitude for dance (she scores well on the presentations, although there is no concept of "distinction" etc) but I want to be sure I am not missing something based on the whim of one individual. (other local schools who follow RAD are doing the graded exam syllabus at this age). Any thoughts would be so appreciated! Quote Link to comment
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