Ballet exam info

Final Examination Timetable (20&21 Sept, 2020)

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

Examiner = Mrs Sara Anderson (British Ballet Organisation)

Sunday 20th September

LEVEL

ARRIVE

START

END

NAMES

Grade 1 Group A

8:30am

9:00am

9:30am

Aika, Daisy & Eliza

Grade 1 Group B

9:05am

9:35am

10:05am

Harriet, Isla, Ivy

MORNING TEA

15 MINS

     

Grade 2 Group A

9:50am

10:20am

10:40am

Cienna, Amy, Ruby

Grade 2 Group B

10:15am

10:45am

11:15am

Lillian, Beatrix

Grade 3 Group A

10:50am

11:20am

11:50am

Olivia, Lucy, Annabel, Meila

LUNCH

30 MINS

 

 

 

Grade 3 Group B

11:50am

12:20pm

12:50pm

Harriet, Ella, Annabelle, Ivy

Grade 3 Group C

12:25pm

12:55pm

1:25pm

Genevieve, Coco, Maia

Afternoon Tea

15mins

     

Grade 4 Group A

 1:10pm

1:40pm

2:40pm

Vinnie, Isla, Hannah, Grace

Grade 5 Group A

 2:15pm

2:45pm

3:45pm

James, Annelise, Ana

THEATRE AWARDS

 4:30pm

5:00pm

7:00pm

Parent helpers required for set up

 

MONDAY 21st September

LEVEL

ARRIVE

START

ENDS

DANCERS

Intermediate Fdtn -Group A

8:30am

9am

10:30am

Elizabeth, Holly, Grace

Morning Tea

15mins

 

 

 

Intermediate Fdtn -Group B

10:15am

10:45am

12pm

Amelia, Vanessa

BBO Theory Questions

Grade 1 questions

Grade 2 questions

Grade 3 questions

Grade 4 questions

Grade 5 questions

Intermediate Foundation questions

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 with long hair need a bun (no wispy bits). Boys with long hair should tie it back off face in tidy pony tail. Very short hair may require a head band to keep hair off face. A ribbon for your girls buns 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 us Anna know !!

 

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 (examiners name) " 
  • 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