Updated: Aug 11, 2019
As you would’ve seen in classes this week, students have begun learning their level up moves in preparation for the next Level Up grading day. The SDS Level Up program is an initiative developed by the SDS team to systematically track student’s dance development. It allows us to follow a student’s progress as well as ensuring classes are planned according to abilities.
Dividing students into levels ensure that students are in classes which reflect their level of ability, making them feel comfortable and happy.
The Level Up program is also a gateway to join our performance crews. It is not a compulsory program however we would like to see all our students aged 6-14 years participate in this program. If your child does not wish to Level Up they may only continue in Level 1 classes.
Grading Day for Semester 2 2019 in Sunday 8th September. Times to be advised depending on registration numbers.
This time around we will also be holding a grading day workshop on Sunday August 25. This is a 45 minute tutorial on all the level up moves that students would be assessed on. We cannot recommend this session highly enough to ALL our students. There’s no such thing as being too prepared!
More details are available on the flyer handed out in class or available at reception.
HOW IT WORKS
- Any student wishing to attend classes Level 2 and above must grade
- Grading will consist of the groove moves taught in class or at the workshops
- Kat and Troy will assess students based on ability to complete the move with technique and groove
- At the end of assessment, students will be given a pass or re-try
- If students pass they can start attending classes in the next level
- If students are told to re-try, it does not mean they fail. They will get constructive feedback, continue with current classes and re-asses at the next Level Up Assessment Day
** If your child does not wish to participate please inform your teacher. It is optional however they will be required to stay in a level 1 class
** Participants can only Level Up 1 level per grading day eg a Level 1 student is not able to Level Up level 2 & 3 hip hop in one day.
WHICH CLASSES REQUIRE LEVEL UP GRADING ATTENDANCE AND PASS ACHIEVEMENT:
Hip Hop 6-8y Level 2 (Jarrod): You must attend and pass level up to continue attending this class
Hip Hop 9-12y Level 1 (Jarrod): Not required but highly recommended
Hip Hop 9-12y Level 2 (Troy): You must attend and pass level up to continue attending this class
Hip Hop 6-8y Level 1 (Logan): Not required but highly recommended
Hip Hop 9-14y Level 3 (Kat): You must attend and pass level up to continue attending this class
Breaking 6-8y Level 1 (Chesson): Not required but highly recommended
Breaking 9-14y Level 3 (Daniel): You must attend and pass level up to continue attending this class
Hip Hop 6-8y Level 1-2 (Jack) Not required but highly recommended
Hip Hop 9-12y Level 1-2 (Jack) Not required but highly recommended
Hip Hop 9-12y Level 1-2 (Estelle) Not required but highly recommended
Breaking 9-14y Level 1-2 (Baus) Not required but highly recommended