About the Examinations
The syllabus does not work without the examinations. The purpose of the yearly exams is to give both students and parents a common goal to work towards. It is through the examinations that these goals are fulfilled, and the achievements become a source of inspiration.
Beginners, at age 5, Pre Primary, Primary, and Grade 1 are examined in a full group with their teacher leading the class. All other grades are examined in groups of up to 7 students at a time.
Examination Dress Code
Exams are classical and formal occasions. Students caring for every detail of the physical presentation. Hair in classical bun with no bangs, black (or studio color) leotard with tank top, no skirts unless pre-arranged, pink tights, usually ribbons on clean well fitted pink practice shoes.
Assistance with Examinations
Excelsior School of Dance and Performing Arts Director, Sonja Staines is available to assist and talk with any teacher using the SCB syllabus. She arranges for examiners each year to go to studios across the United States.