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Re: Silver Exam
Posted by anymouse
6/3/2013  8:40:00 AM
"Do I understand this correctly.. you are about to take Silver medal test exams, and only danced for 8 months ?? ( Im a former Examiner, thats why I asked )."

That is optimistic, but pacing depends so much on effectiveness - only the good experience actually counts. Bad experience which builds bad habits can end up setting someone back compared to far less experienced dancers who have never made that detour.

The chances that someone frequently taking and fully absorbing consistently on target lessons and getting good practice could be ready for this in 8 months are perhaps higher than the chances that someone attending generic untargeted lessons will *ever* be ready for it.
Re: Silver Exam
Posted by terence2
6/5/2013  3:21:00 AM

Im not saying its impossible, but highly improbable. I really am convinced any may achieve a " Medal " test level at the higher grades in that time perid.Its not only about the "teaching " time per se , but " floor time " .

I, as others on here, Im sure , have given 100s, maybe 1000s , of medal test exams, and cant recall anyone taking a Silver exam ,in that time period.. more power to them ,IF they achieve that level with competancy.
Re: Silver Exam
Posted by quickstep7
6/6/2013  1:40:00 AM
I have to agree with terence2. As a teacher and examiner, I have never seen anyone take silver exam in such a short time frame.

It typically takes my students a minimum of 18 months before they do the exam, with proper guidance and very hard practice and training.

I suppose it is possible though.
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