The Acrobatic Arts examination process is designed to motivate dancers. Having defined and achievable goals is a proven way to motivate dancers to excel. Dancers work through twelve exam levels, each designed to create a well balanced acrobat, including elements of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling.
Examiners evaluate dancers against a set universal standard, allowing dancers and teachers to see where the dancer stands globally. During the exam, students can expect a class setting with the examiner directing the class and making notes throughout. Required elements will be critiqued and scored by the examiner. The exam will be graded ‘Distinction’, ‘Excellent’, ‘Highly Commended”, ‘Commended’, ‘Pass’ or ‘Retry’ based on the scores achieved for each element as well as grooming and attitude. Students who complete the level they are being tested for will receive a certificate to commemorate their achievement. Students who receive a grade of ‘Distinction’ will also receive a custom Acrobatic Arts medal. All students will receive a report card complementing areas of excellence and suggesting areas for improvement.
Dancers who complete all 12 levels can take the 'Graduate Study' and, upon successful completion, will be granted Certified Teacher status (AAC2). FAQ about the Graduate Study
Why should students work towards exams?
We believe that having a goal during this time keeps students motivated, on track and gives them the opportunity to look forward to something.
How does working toward an exam aid in Acrodance development?
If you want to learn more about online exams, speak to your acro teacher or certified studio!
Upcoming Online Global Exam Dates
Canada and USA:
December 1, 2023
March 1, 2024
June 7, 2024
December 17, 2023
March 17, 2024
June 2, 2024
December 10, 2023
February 11, 2024
Examiners meet with the teachers following exams to offer assistance in creating the best possible acro program for the studio. This process is intended to raise the level of technical excellence for both the student and the teacher. Only certified Acrobatic Arts Teachers can enter their students in exams.
Certified teachers can find the Exam Registration Handbook here. This handbook lays out all requirements and costs for offering exams.
Graduate Study Program
Dancers who complete all 12 levels can take the 'Graduate Study' and, upon successful completion, will be granted Certified Teacher status (AAC2). FAQ about the Graduate Study Any additional questions can be directed to Principal@AcrobaticArts.com
IDS: International Dance Supplies
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