At Plié we offer exams in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop & modern.
We enter students in Cecchetti ballet exams. These exams are held between September-October annually.
Students in pre-primary & primary are eligible for exams if they have attended ballet all four terms of the year and are confident with their syllabus.
From grade 1, students who wish to sit for an exam must be attending minimum 2 ballet classes per week to be eligible, and at the discretion of the class teacher. Students from grade 6 and over must be attending 3 ballet classes per week to be considered for exams.
ALL students at Plié from sub-junior and up are eligible to sit for our in-house jazz, tap, hip hop & modern exams. Every child who sits the exam receives a medal, certificate & report.
Plié have been competing in eisteddfods & competitions for the past twenty years at an extremely high level. Keen & dedicated students have the opportunity to be invited to join one of our many eisteddfod teams. We have teams competing in jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre & song & dance. Our age groups are 8/u, 10/u, 12/u, 14/u, 16/u & Open Age.
We prefer the invitation method as opposed to the audition method, which can be disheartening & stressful for some children. We feel that a better reflection of a child's ability is via assessment from their class teacher who sees them every week in class, and knows their strengths & talents, rather than a one-off audition where nerves can sometimes take over!
Although we encourage our teams to work hard & be committed, we do this while still having FUN! We are proud of the kids no matter what- they always do their personal best and get up on stage and have a great time- that is what performing is all about! Our teams have won countless places at eisteddfods over the past twenty years- happy & positive kids equal great results!!
Our eisteddfod season usually runs from June to August each year. We compete in Extreme Dance Competition, The Ultimate Troupes Challenge & City Of Sydney Eisteddfod.