Hip Hop Assessment timetable - (Wednesday, 28 June 2017)

Venue = Dance Wanaka studios, 19 Cliff Wilson Street.

Students to arrive 30 minutes before exam start time & meet in Studio 2 to prepare & warm up.

Urban Ignition Examiner = Mrs Bennett

Wed 28 June CREW 2 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
Wed 28 June Crew 3 - Group A 9:05 AM 9:35 AM 10:05 AM
  Morning Tea   10:10 AM 10:25 AM
Wed 28 June Crew 3 - Group B 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
Wed 28 June Crew 4 10:35 AM 11:05 AM 11:45 AM
Wed 28 June Crew 5 11:20 AM 11:50 AM 12:35 PM
  Lunch   12:40 PM 1:10 PM
Wed 28 June Crew 6 12:45 PM 1:15 PM 2:05 PM


MOCK Assessment timetable (Sunday, 18 June 2017)

This is extremely helpful for students to practise the examination flow, dress & format before exam day.  This is compulsory for all students & no talking by students thoughout this mock exam.  

All students MUST arrive 15mins beforehand, so you are prepared & we can keep on schedule. Meet in Studio 2 (enter directly from footpath) 

DATE LEVEL TIME Mock Examiner Music player
Sun 18 June Crew 2 9:00-9:30am Anna Mackenzie
Sun 18 June Crew 4 9:35-10:05 Anna Mackenzie
Sun 18 June Crew 3 - Group A 10:15-10:45pm Anna Caitlin
Sun 18 June Crew 3 - Group B 10:50-11:20pm Anna Caitlin
Sun 18 June Crew 5 11:30-12:15pm Caitlin  
Sun 18 June Crew 6 12:30-1:20pm Caitlin  

What to wear

You are marked on apearance during the exam - so it is important that you dress in a very presentable manner (this includes Mock exams)

HAIR: Long hair must be off face & tied back in a pony tail. Short hair should be off face with hair band

CLOTHING: Your own black baggy 3/4 pants & a DW singlet/tshirt will be supplied. Crew 5 : Own ankle length black baggy pants & DW hoody vest.

FOOTWEAR: black socks & clean street shoes

NO JEWELLERY & NAIL POLISH allowed with exception of stud earings only.  This includes watches, wrings, necklaces etc

MAKE UP is permitted for senior students only, but not compulsory.


Examination room protocol

Candidates must enter the room briskly, stand in their positions and greet the examiner - "Good morning or Good afternoon Mr Hoskins"

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

Candidates must move back to the centre of the room at the completion of the examination for a bow to thank the examiner

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 = water bottles are permitted in the examination room for students Level 6 upwards

Bathroom = students should use the bathroom before entering the examination room & preferably not while the examination is in progress. This creates time delays.

Mirrors and windows will all be covered so parents cannot view the exam in progress

The examiner (Mr Hoskins) will be sitting at a table at the front of the room

    Assessment marking

    Those sitting under full examination criteria receive results based on the following marks:

    50-55.5 = Pass

    66-75.5 = Commended

    76-85.5 = Highly Commended

    86-94 = Honours

    95-100 = Honours with Distinction

    Those stting under Assessment or Medal Test criteria are marked based on the following marks. There is more weighting on performance and style.  Applies to candidates who are sitting an Assessment for the first time or under special circumstances only.

    50-59.5 = Bronze

    60-79.5 = Silver

    80-100 = Gold