Ballet exam info

BBO Ballet Final Examination Timetable (22&23 Sept, 2019)

All students MUST arrive 30mins beforehand, so you are prepared & we can keep on schedule.

Examiner = Mrs Elizabeth Derby (Sydney)

Sunday 22nd September

LEVEL

ARRIVE

START

END

NAMES

Grade 1 Group A

8:30am

9am

9:35am

Daisy, Violet, Cienna

Grade 1 Group B

9:10am

9:40am

10:15am

Amy, Ruby, Beatrix, Lillian

Grade 1 Group C

9:50am

10:20am

10:55am

Harriet, Lily, Alara,

MORNING TEA

15 MINS

 

 

 

Grade 2 Group A

10:40am

11:10am

11:45am

Sammy, Charlotte, Olivia, Meila

Grade 2 Group B

11:10am

11:50am

12:25pm

Lucy, Annabel, Beatrix, Ella

Grade 2 Group C

12pm

12:30pm

1:05pm

Trinity, Genevieve, Coco, Maia

LUNCH

30 MINS

 

 

 

Grade 3 Group A

1:05pm

1:35pm

2:10pm

Tia, Vinnie, Isla, Astaria

Grade 3 Group B

1:45pm

2:15pm

3:50pm

Hannah, Olive, Izzy, Grace

THEATRE AWARDS

 

5pm

7:30pm

 

 

MONDAY 23rd September

LEVEL

ARRIVE

START

ENDS

DANCERS

Grade 4 Group A

8:30am

9am

9:55am

Luke, Olivia, Lenni, James

Grade 4 Group B

9:30am

10am

10:55am

Priya, Carys, Vaali

MORNING TEA

15 MINS

 

 

 

Grade 5 Group A

10:40am

11:10am

12:05pm

Mia C, Mia W, Emily, Jessica

Grade 5 Group B

11:40am

12:10pm

1:05pm

Elizabeth, Holly, Amelia, Jordan

LUNCH

35 MINS

 

 

 

Grade 6

1:10pm

1:40pm

2:55pm

Grace, Vanessa

Int Group A

2:30pm

3:00pm

4:15pm

Ruby, Hazel

AFTERNOON TEA

15 MINS

 

 

 

Int Group B

4pm

4:30pm

5:45pm

Tayla, Zoe, Sophie


MOCK Assessment Timetable
  (2-9 Sept, 2019) 

Mock assessments & exams are compulsory & hugely beneficial to rehearse the examination protocol (see below) & ensure polished, fast & smooth examination day.  The mock exam will simulate exam day & dancers receive no assistance from their teachers. Feedback is provided on their knowledge of exercises & where/how to stand throughout (which requires no talking & best behaviour).

All students MUST arrive 15mins beforehand, so you are prepared & we can keep on schedule.

Please meet in studio 2. We will need a parent helper for each group to attach numbers & help prepare dancers so we stay to the time schedule below. You will see your teacher only briefly before the start time below.  

FRIDAY 6 September

Group

Arrive

Start

Finish

Names

Mock Examiner

Music Player 

Intermediate Group A & B

5:05pm

5:15pm

6:45pm

Ruby, Haze Ruby, Hazel, Tayla, Zoe, Sophie

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

  

SATURDAY 7 September

Group

Arrive 

Start

Finish

Names

Mock Examiner

Music Player

Grade 3  - Group A

9:35am

9:45

10:20

Tia, Vinnie, Isla, Astaria

Miss Briony

Parent needed

Grade 3  - Group B

10:15am

10:25

11:00

Hannah, Olive, Izzy, Grace

Miss Briony

Parent needed

Grade 1  - Group A

10:55am

11:05

11:40

Daisy, Violet, Cienna

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

Grade 1  - Group B

11:35am

11:45

12:20

Amy, Ruby, Beatrix, Lillian

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

Grade 1  - Group C

12:15pm

12:25

1:00

Harriet, Lily, Alara

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

Grade 2  - Group A

1:20pm

1:30

2:05

Sammy,Charlotte, Olivia, Meila

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

Grade 2  - Group B

2pm

2:10

2:45

Lucy, Annabel, Beatrix, Ella

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

Grade 2  - Group C

2:40pm

2:50

3:25

Trinity, Genevieve, Coco, Maia

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

Grade 4 - Group A

3:20pm

3:30

4:25

Luke, Olivia, Lenni, James

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

Grade 4 - Group B

4:20pm

4:30

5:25

Priya, Carys, Vaali

Mrs Thomas

Miss Briony

MONDAY 9 September

Group

Arrive

Start

Finish

Names

Mock Examiner

Music Player 

Grade 5 - Group A

5:50pm

6pm

7pm

Mia C, Mia W, Emily, Jessica, 

Mrs Thomas

Mrs Thomas

Grade 5 - Group B

5:20pm

5:30pm

6:30pm

Elizabeth, Holly, Amelia, Jordan

Miss Briony

Miss Briony

 

Uniform & grooming

  • Girls dress: Regulation BBO chloe dress for Pre Primary & Primary levels.  Navy jane leotard for Grades 1-5. Black bronwyn leotard for Intermediate Foundation upward. Practise skirts should not be worn in exams.
  • Girls footwear: clean pink shoes with elastics & SOCKS for Pre Primary & Primary levels.  Pink shoes with elastics & pink TIGHTS for Grade 1-3.  Pink shoes with ribbons & pink TIGHTS for Grade 4 upward.
  • Boys : Navy or black tights, White leotard, White socks, black shoes
  • Hair: Must be secured off face. Girls need a high bun (no wispy bits).  A ribbon for your hair will be supplied on exam day
  • A number will be supplied for each candidate to wear.  This will be pinned on the front & back of dress or leotard.

Here is an example of girls hair for the exam. High bun prefered. No wispy bits & lots of hairspray!!! Please ensure you have hair pins, bun nets and hair ties in advance of weekend before exam - as there is often limited supply in Wanaka!  IF YOU NEED HELP WITH BUNS - please sing out !!!

Hair in bun

Theory questions

Download copy ofBBO theory questions here.  This document includes Grade 1 to 5, so just print off the page specific to your grade.

Examination protocol

Candidate Preparation:

  • Hair = must be well groomed, neat, secured back and off face.  No wispy bits – please use lots of hairspray and grips! Fringes are acceptable but must be clear of the eyes.
  • No jewellery is allowed (including watches & stud earings).
  • Any underwear worn should not be seen from beneath dress or leotard.
  • All hair must be well groomed, neat and secure with no wispy bits – please use lots of hairspray and hair pins!
  • Candidates will wear numbers on the front & back of their dress/leotard.

Examination room:

  • Candidates must enter the room briskly, stand in their positions and greet the examiner - "Good morning or Good afternoon Mrs Stevens" 
  • Transitions to starting positions should be made quickly & silently
  • Students may ask a question by raising their hand
  • Students must be able to count themselves in with the music
  • If a candidate does not conduct themselves in the appropriate manner during an examination, the examiner has the right to instruct the candidate to leave the room
  • MEDICATION = inhalers & medical requirements are permitted in the examination room 
  • A box of tissues will be available in the examination room for candidates with winter colds
  • Fluids & towels = water bottles, knee pads and towels are permitted in the examination room for students Intermediate Foundation upwards
  • Bathroom = students should use the bathroom before entering the examination room NOT during examination
  • Mirrors and windows will all be covered
  • The examiner will be seated at a table in the front of the room