Syllabi Updates

Syllabus Version Control

Do you have a current copy of your Syllabus Technical Notes?
  • Technical Notes for Pre Primary – Grade 3 – April 2015
  • Technical Notes for Grade 4 – Grade 6 – April 2015
  • Technical Notes for Dance Spectrum 2 – January 2014
  • Technical Notes Intermediate NOVEMBER 2008
  • Technical Notes Advanced 1 Female JULY 2011
  • Technical Notes Advanced 1 Male JULY 2011
  • Technical Notes Advanced 2 Female OCTOBER 2010
  • Grade Theory Booklet – April 2015

Syllabi Updates


Changes made to the Grades by the Grade Panel in January 2015 as follows:
click here for Notes for Grade changes for Teachers 17th April 2015

2015 Technical Notes Corrections

A number of exercises have been found to have ‘slight’ errors which regrettably were not picked up in the final proofing. If you have already purchased the 2015 Technical Notes (hard copy or download) please ensure to follow the link below, print the amended pages and insert them into your copy of the respective Grade. If your students/families have purchased digital notes, please either copy these pages for them or direct them to the website. Apologies for any inconvenience to you.
click here for Grade corrections for 2015 Technical Notes - dated 5th August 2015

Please note the following amendments to the newly released Grade 4 & Grade 5:
Grade 4, Allegro exercise # 2 Glissade – Italics should read “ Head should incline towards the front foot at the end of the glissades, but should be erect for soutenu movement.”
Grade 5, Pirouette exercise # 3 Tour en L’air – Boys – Count 8 should read “ Demi plie in 5th position and close the arms to 5th en bas”.

NB: there are also notes on points to the syllabus that have not been changed, but that have been consistently taught incorrectly so please ensure that you observe these notes.

Basic Steps

Grades & Majors – these are accumulative steps – Syllabi states that students must know the level they are being examined on and those from preceding levels.

Major Syllabi Dances

Optional use of ‘recorded orchestral music’ for Major Syllabi Dances where the teacher choses to choreography the dance
As per the July 2011 Examiner Meeting Minutes: the restriction on the use of orchestra music has been removed at all major levels effective January 2012.
As per the July 2011 Examiner Meeting Minutes: the use of the ‘classics’ has been amended to include Advanced 1 level.
As per the July 2011 Examiner Meeting Minutes: solo duration when the dance is being choreographed by the teacher – they must be between 1.5 to 2.5 minutes. If classics are used at Advanced 1 or 2 level, the complete solo is to be used.

Advanced 1

Allegro #6,  Jeté rond de jambe  must be shown as a double, and Pirouette #3; Pirouette en dehors ending in extension en l’air must also be shown as a double – effective 2014.

Associate Diploma Part 1 Practical Examination

Reiterating option of use of ‘recorded piano music’ for Associate Dip Part 1 class. Associate Diploma Part 1 examination must be a ‘live’ pianist but their choreographed enchaînements may be recorded piano music. 

Category 4 Centres

All Enrico Cecchetti Diploma and Fellowship examinations must be held in the designated State examination centre, not in individual teachers’ studios.

Syllabi Clarification from the Examiners Advisory Panel Meeting

July 2010 - includes Advanced 2 Mens Pirouette
click here