12 Jun Do Irish ballet students have to take exams?
Up to Grade 2 Darcy Dance offers inhouse examinations and awards. Examinations (though the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance ISTD) are offered from Grade 2 upwards but are not mandatory. The school believes in giving pupils the opportunity to express themselves, their talent and feel a sense of achievement through the examination process where it is deemed appropriate. Students can also choose to enter Vocational Examinations and auditions. For some students performance work can be a preferred option or just regular class attendance.