Half term: Monday 21st-Saturday 26th October
As the emphasis when children are younger is to nurture fun and enjoyment the pressure of formal exams can at times be overwhelming so for our younger pupils we offer internal awards. Awards are designed to be a preparation into the examination procedure but in a more relaxed manner.
Usually at year 2/3 children start graded work at this point parents/guardians have the option of entering children for Official exams.
In fact throughout your child’s time at Vestry we will always discuss options with you and no child is forced to take examinations, in fact many schools insist that pupils attend at least 2 paid classes per week to prepare for exams, at Vestry we realise that children lead busy and full lives and this is not always possible.
In 23yrs we have entered 1000’s of candidates on 1 lesson per week with fantastic results and if we offer additional coaching classes these are FREE to attend.
If a child does not take an exam for whatever reason then they will not be required to stay in a particular grade. Please remember every child is individual and will learn and develop at different times there are no set rules.
Examinations boards are:
Each summer, Vestry School of Dance runs a summer course which is a fun and exciting way to expand on your child’s knowledge and skills and culminates in a performance, giving the children the chance to showcase their work to parents and guardians.
We hold Bi-annual shows. These are large productions and take place in a professional theatre. Our shows are fully costumed but parents are not expected to buy them as this can be costly, instead costumes are hired meaning the cost of the show is kept to minimum. Show work takes place in class time and children are not expected to attend extra rehearsals but again if nearer the show we run a rehearsal this will be FREE of charge. Our next show is 2020.