General Dance Programme, Grade 0: Primary

12-04-2019 08:13

In Preparatory and Primary Grade candidates demonstrate a basic vocabulary of movement in the chosen discipline. An understanding of the technique is reflected in the ability to co-ordinate very simple movements within the range of their own physical capability.

The Examiner's mark is indicated as Unsuccessful (0-64), Pass (65-74), Merit (75-84) or Distinction (85-100). With a Pass, the candidate has an understanding of the syllabus requirements with adequate demonstration (technique), shows some awareness of timing and rhythm (musicality) and attains a basic sense of presentation (performance). With a Merit, the candidate has an understanding of the syllabus requirement with competent to good demonstration (technique), maintains awareness of timing and rhythm and may respond to the mood and changes of the music (musicality) and shows development of expression through movement and may show ability to project the performance to an audience (performance). With a Distinction, the candidate shows a very good / excellent understanding of the syllabus requirements with a very good demonstration (technique), maintains a very good / excellent rhythm and timing, and responds well to the dynamics of the music (musicality), and shows confidence in performance and presentation (performance).

Pin (year) Overall mark (100) Technique (60) Musicality (20) Performance (20) Comments
CDS232 (2019) Merit (77) 44 17 16 Promising rhythms developing. Listened carefully to the music today. Pleasing knee lift in the skips.
CDS240 (2019) Merit (77) 44 17 16 A very careful approach. Tried really hard with her stretched walks today.
CDS320 (2019) Merit (78) 45 17 16 Promising use of the feet in the floor exercise. The runs were kept nicely on the toes.