Video Examination Information

Video Examinations – Requirements under COVID-19

In the current COVID-19 situation, we face a lot of uncertainty making it difficult to plan ahead with classes, terms and examinations.  For this reason we are making video examinations an option to enable studios to confidently offer classes and examinations at a time suitable for the studio.  During COVID-19 we will accept examination entries of smaller numbers in each exam group to assist with social distancing requirements.

Students will be marked as per a live examination.  

Footage Quality:

Studios must use footage of a high quality in landscape view (NOT portrait).  The video must be shot with a senior teacher in the room to ensure validity and integrity of the examination. 

The video must not stop and start (ie. one video per examination entry).  Start recording at the beginning of the examination and stop at the end of the examination.

Before you submit your video entry, you must complete your online examination entry.

Once you have entered your examination candidates on the entry form, your video footage can then be uploaded to YouTube (select ‘Unlisted’ visibility to keep video private).  

Once uploaded into YouTube your video can then be uploaded directly to our website via your Navigation Portal(select ‘Submit a Video Examination’) and you will be required to share your video URL with us so that we can examine.

Exam and Video Guidelines:

All normal examination guidelines (as per the website) apply.  These include mirrors and windows to be covered, music operators to be out of view of the candidates or behind a screen. All candidates must wear their examination numbers front and back as normal.  Please view the website for all details if you need to refresh yourself.

A Teacher is to sit at a desk in the place of the Examiner.  He/she will ask for the exercises and guide the candidates as to how many students to dance at any given time.  All examination protocol applies (greeting the examiner, bow/curtsey at the completion of the examination).

The video must be taken in one shot (NO stopping or starting at all).  The video should have no editing.  No exercise/amalgamation/dance is to be stopped and re-filmed for any reason.  Any errors by the candidates in the video examination are to be treated as a natural part of the examination, as if it were live.

There should be no extended rest or breaks between exercises.

The footage must be shot in a wide enough view to ensure it shows the full bodies of candidates.

Students can be entered in groups of up to 4 candidates per examination, or if necessary, two at a time due to COVID-19. 

Any duo, partner or crew work will need to be presented individually if examinations are solo.

Due to the extended amount of time required to examine by video, examination pricing remains unchanged.

Improvisation/ Impromptu and Freestyle music will be sent to teachers prior to their examination at a time requested by the teacher.  This is NOT to be played to the students until the examination.

Examination reports, certificates (ribbons and badges if applicable) will be posted as normal.

Studios must follow government guidelines for social distancing and proper cleaning and sanitizing measures that may apply at the time of filming.

Please do not hesitate in contacting APDA if you have any queries.

 

 

Examination Groupings

Any exercises that are continuous should be shown at least twice through.

Where there are multiple candidates in the video examination, exercises should be presented in the following groupings or less:

Jazzaddict:

Warm Ups –up to 4 candidates at a time

Technical exercises – up to 3 at a time

Travelling Progressions – 1 at a time

Turns & Leaps – up to 2 at a time

Amalgamations – up to 2 at a time

Student Choreography – 1 at a time

Dance – up to 2 at a time

 

Urban Ignition:

Technical exercises – up to 4 at a time

Teacher Dance – up to 2 at a time

Student Choreography – 1 at a time

Crew Dance – All exam group

 

Lucidity:

Technical exercises – up to 3 at a time

Partner & Trust – up to 2 at a time

Travelling Progressions – 1 at a time

Turns & Leaps – up to 2 at a time

Compositions – up to 2 at a time

Student Choreography – 1 at a time

Dance – up to 2 at a time

 

La Beauté Ballet:

Barre – up to 4 at a time

Technical exercises – up to 4 at a time

Manège – up to 2 at a time

Turns– 2 at a time

Allegro – up to 2 at a time

Enchaînment – up to 2 at a time

Student Choreography – 1 at a time

Dance – up to 2 at a time

 

Tap Evolution:

Barre – up to 4 at a time

Technical Exercises: up to 2 at a time

Travelling Progression: 1 at a time

Student Choreography:  1 at a time

Dance: up to 2 at a time

 

Encore Theatre Dance: 

All Performances: Up to 4 at a time