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Major Assessment Program (MAP)

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The syllabus for Major Assessments Program (MAP) is structured in four levels with the entire program being applicable to each discipline separately. MAP is an alternative for anyone not desirous of the Examination process and also allows everyone to finish their ADA Teaching qualifications.

The 4 levels are Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced in all 3 genres – Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz dance.

SYLLABUS TEACHER REGISTRATION is mandatory for all persons involved in the teaching of the ADA Copyright syllabus material. Applicable to each style separately, successful completion of the Assessment Part 1 and Anatomy Part 2, at the respective level, is an essential prerequisite for such registration to continue past the Provisional status. There is a maximum period of 18 months to complete Level 1.

Information Applicable To All Majors

Major Assessment Part 1

Pre-Elementary Level 1 Assessment

For this Assessment, the candidate will be required to conduct 4 x half hour classes with at least 3-4 students based on all syllabus content from Pre-primary, Primary, Grade 1 and Grade 2. The students in these classes will need to be knowledgeable in the Grade they are participating in.

Be sure the students have been warmed up before entering the class room.

The candidate must be able to apply the appropriate technique (jazz, tap or classical ballet) to educate all ages & abilities of their students. Again, the candidate is encouraged to show their creativity in teaching practices to impart their syllabus knowledge & to show their ability to correct faults as they occur. Candidate should have the ability to use mirrors or reverse teaching so they can face the students.

The examiner may not request to see all the exercises in the Grade.

The understanding of musical appreciation is of high importance in this Assessment. Whilst it is necessary for the candidate to have the correct syllabus music on hand, the examiner must be able to see that the candidate understands how to use a slower version of this music or knows how to choose other appropriate music. Be sure that the exercise is practiced to the required tempo first if wanting the students to try at the correct speed with music. Candidate to play own music.

Be sure that the candidate fully appreciates the fact that they will not be assessed on how fast their students can execute the technique, exercise, amalgamation or Routine, but rather, on how well they teach and correct the student.
It is also vital to give individual attention to each student at some time throughout the class & to be encouraging of all of their efforts.

It is imperative that the candidate has a thorough knowledge of the syllabus exercises, amalgamations and Routines in their range of grades to be taught.

Again, clear & audible diction on behalf of the candidate will be necessary.

The examiner will spend time following the classes, discussing with the Teacher, the findings from the Assessment. If time permits the Examiner will discuss teaching points in regards to any syllabus work not covered in the Assessment class.

Candidates that are successful with the Level 1 Assessment and Anatomy Level 1, or equivalent, will be granted Registration and be able to submit students for Pre-Primary, Primary, Grade 1 and Grade 2 examinations.

Elementary Level 2 Assessment

For this Assessment, the candidate will be required to conduct 3 x 45 minute classes with at least 3-4 students based on all syllabus content from Grades 3, 4 and 5. The students in these classes will need to be knowledgeable in the Grade they are participating in. Be sure the students have been warmed up before entering the class room.

The candidate must be able to apply the appropriate technique (jazz, tap or classical ballet) to educate all ages and abilities of their students. Again, the candidate is encouraged to show their creativity in teaching practices to impart their syllabus knowledge and to show their ability to correct faults as they occur.

Candidate should have the ability to use mirrors or reverse teaching so they can face the students. The examiner may not request to see all the exercises in the Grade.

The understanding of musical appreciation is of high importance in this Assessment. Whilst it is necessary for the candidate to have the correct syllabus music on hand, the examiner must be able to see that the candidate understands how to use a slower version of this music or knows how to choose other appropriate music. Be sure that the exercise is practiced to the required tempo first if wanting the students to try at the correct speed with music. Candidate to play own music.

Be sure that the candidate fully appreciates the fact that they will not be assessed on how fast their students can execute the technique, exercise, amalgamation or Routine, but rather, on how well they teach and correct the student.
It is also vital to give individual attention to each student at some time throughout the class and to be encouraging of all of their efforts.

It is imperative that the candidate has a thorough knowledge of the syllabus exercises, amalgamations and Routines in their range of grades to be taught.

Again, clear and audible diction on behalf of the candidate will be necessary.

The examiner will spend time following the classes, discussing with the Teacher, the findings from the Assessment. If time permits the Examiner will discuss teaching points in regards to any syllabus work not covered in the Assessment class.

Candidates that are successful with the Level 2 Assessment and Anatomy Level 2 will be granted Registration and be able to put students for Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5 examinations.

Intermediate Level 3 Assessment

For this Assessment, the candidate will be required to conduct 2 x 1 hour classes with at least 3-4 students based on all syllabus content from Bronze and Silver Star. The students in these classes will need to be knowledgeable in the Grade they are participating in.

Be sure the students have been warmed up before entering the class room.

The candidate must be able to apply the appropriate technique (jazz, tap or classical ballet) to educate all ages and abilities of their students. Again, the candidate is encouraged to show their creativity in teaching practices to impart their syllabus knowledge and to show their ability to correct faults as they occur.

Candidate should have the ability to use mirrors or reverse teaching so they can face the students.

The examiner may not request to see all the exercises in the Grade.

The understanding of musical appreciation is of high importance in this Assessment. Whilst it is necessary for the candidate to have the correct syllabus music on hand, the examiner must be able to see that the candidate understands how to use a slower version of this music or knows how to choose other appropriate music. Be sure that the exercise is practiced to the required tempo first if wanting the students to try at the correct speed with music. Candidate to play own music.

Be sure that the candidate fully appreciates the fact that they will not be assessed on how fast their students can execute the technique, exercise, amalgamation or Routine, but rather, on how well they teach and correct the student.

It is also vital to give individual attention to each student at some time throughout the class and to be encouraging of all of their efforts.

It is imperative that the candidate has a thorough knowledge of the syllabus exercises, amalgamations and Routines in their range of grades to be taught.

Again, clear and audible diction on behalf of the candidate will be necessary.

The examiner will spend time following the classes, discussing with the Teacher, the findings from the Assessment. If time permits the Examiner will discuss teaching points in regards to any syllabus work not covered in the Assessment class.

Candidates that are successful with the Level 3 Assessment and Anatomy Level 3 will be granted Registration and be able to put students for Bronze Star and Silver Star examinations.

Advanced Level 4 Assessment

For this Assessment, the candidate will be required to conduct 2 x 1 hour classes with at least 3-4 students based on all syllabus content from Gold Star and Bar to Gold Star. The students in these classes will need to be knowledgeable in the Grade they are participating in.

Be sure the students have been warmed up before entering the class room.

The candidate must be able to apply the appropriate technique (jazz, tap or classical ballet) to educate all ages and abilities of their students.

Again, the candidate is encouraged to show their creativity in teaching practices to impart their syllabus knowledge and to show their ability to correct faults as they occur.

Candidate should have the ability to use mirrors or reverse teaching so they can face the students.

The examiner may not request to see all the exercises in the Grade.

The understanding of musical appreciation is of high importance in this Assessment. Whilst it is necessary for the candidate to have the correct syllabus music on hand, the examiner must be able to see that the candidate understands how to use a slower version of this music or knows how to choose other appropriate music. Be sure that the exercise is practiced to the required tempo first if wanting the students to try at the correct speed with music. Candidate to play own music.

Be sure that the candidate fully appreciates the fact that they will not be assessed on how fast their students can execute the technique, exercise, amalgamation or Routine, but rather, on how well they teach and correct the student.

It is also vital to give individual attention to each student at some time throughout the class and to be encouraging of all of their efforts.

It is imperative that the candidate has a thorough knowledge of the syllabus exercises, amalgamations and Routines in their range of grades to be taught.

Again, clear and audible diction on behalf of the candidate will be necessary.

The examiner will spend time following the classes, discussing with the Teacher, the findings from the Assessment. If time permits the Examiner will discuss teaching points in regards to any syllabus work not covered in the Assessment class.

Candidates that are successful with the Level 4 Assessment and Advanced Part 3 will be granted Registration and be able to put students for Gold Star and Bar to Gold Star examinations.

Major Assessment Part 2

Each exam covers all 3 disciplines

Applicants who may have studied these Anatomy subjects elsewhere, will be able to gain exemption from this requirement upon presentation of substantive evidence of having successfully completed such relative examinations with a recognised examining body.

  • Pre-Elementary – Anatomy Level 1
  • Elementary – Anatomy Level 2
  • Intermediate – Anatomy Level 3

Will sit an Anatomy paper consisting of multiple choice and short paragraph answers.

Advanced – A research assignment/ written paper covering an Australian Dance Company. The candidate will be required to research either the Queensland Ballet Company, Tap Dogs or Sydney Dance Company. The written paper will be 1 hour in length where they will explain the history of the company, the artistic director and a work that has been specifically created for that company.