Pupils can take grade exams in ballet, tap, modern and acrobatics. They are very important in giving the pupils something to work towards and also a sense of achievement. The grades are a perfect guide through the technique in each subject.
In ballet there are eight grades in the junior syllabus, and four in the senior work, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced and advanced plus.
Tap, modern and acrobatics have eight grades in the junior syllabus, and three in the senior work, intermediate, advanced and advanced plus. Exams are taken with an external examiner from the U.K.D.D.F. Results are received in the post after approximately three weeks.