Ballet, Grade 4

29-09-2018 17:17

In Grade 4-5 candidates demonstrate consolidated technical skills and a wide range of movements in sequences of increased length and complexity. They show a clear understanding of the mechanics and purpose of the required vocabulary. Candidates show the ability to sustain an appropriate sense of style throughout more complex sequences and a greater sensitivity to varying musical qualities. Technical facility and improved spatial awareness lead to an increased assurance of presentation.

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
CDS261
(2018)
Distinction
(87)
52 17 18

All barre exercises well known. Just at times care needed to sustain turnout on en l'air lines. Good attempt at allegro. Neaten by closing feet tighter and use demi plié more. Very good response to enchaînement. Improvisation good movements. Use dynamic more. Variation very good try. Tuck feet under more.

CBX907 (2018) Distinction (88) 53 18 17

Barre very nice technique developing. Just take care with finer details at times. Good attempt at allegro. Tighten feet in demi plié. Improvisation very good response. Variation lovely neat placing. Be more confident now.