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SWAY Dance Academy Exams

Social Exams
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Many students want to take the next step in improving their dance. Exam work improves technique such as posture, styling, rise and fall. Private lessons are required to undertake exams as it requires one on one instruction. Exam work is a good stepping stone towards competing.

You are judged on each dance with a score out 100 given. The overall rating is determined by the score given.

Honours - 95 and above for every dance

Highly Commended Pass - 85 and above for every dance

Commended Pass - 75 and above for every dance

Pass - 65 and above for every dance

As you proceed through the higher exams, the marking gets harder.

There are a variety of dance exams that can be undertaken at varies levels. Routines become more complex as you progress through the exams. Below are the Exams. Use the Quick Links to access the exam you want to see or just scroll down.

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Social Exams | Standard Exams | Latin Exams | New Vogue Exams | Standard Sequence Exams | Latin Sequence Exams | Showdance Exams

SOCIAL DANCE EXAMS

  1. Bronze (Waltz, Military Two Step, Cha Cha, Rock n Roll)

  2. Silver (Slow Rhythm, Evening Three Step, Samba, Jive)

  3. Gold (Quickstep, Merrilyn, Rumba, Salsa)

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STANDARD EXAMS

  1. Bronze (Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Slow Rhythm)

  2. Silver  (Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango)

  3. Gold (Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz)

  4. Gold Star (Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz)

  5. Annual Award (Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz)

  6. Oscar (Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz)

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LATIN EXAMS

  1. Bronze (Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha, Jive)

  2. Silver  (Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha, Jive)

  3. Gold (Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Jive)

  4. Gold Star (Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Jive)

  5. Annual Award (Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Jive)

  6. Oscar (Rumba, Samba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Jive)

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NEW VOGUE EXAMS

  1. Bronze (No Arm or Head Movements)

    1. Merrilyn

    2. Parma Waltz

    3. Evening 3 Step .

    4. Gold and Silver Waltz

  2. Bronze Star (These 2 plus any 2 Dance from Above with arm movements)

    1. Tangoette

    2. Charmaine

  3. Silver (These 2 plus any 3 Dance from Above with arm movements)

    1. Pride of Erin

    2. Gypsy Tap

  4. Silver Star (This 1 plus any 6 Dance from Above with arm movements)

    1. Carousel

  5. Gold (These 3 plus any 5 Dance from Above with arm movements)

    1. Swing Waltz

    2. La Bomba

    3. Sparkle 2 Step

  6. Gold Star (These 3 plus any 6 Dance from Above with arm movements)

    1. Tango Terrific

    2. Lucille Waltz

    3. Barclay Blues

  7. Annual Award (These 4 plus any 6 Dance from Above with arm movements)

    1. Excelsior Schottische

    2. Twilight Waltz

    3. Tracie Leigh Waltz

    4. Camellia Tango

  8. Oscar (Any 12 of the above Dances at a high standard)

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STANDARD SEQUENCE EXAM

  1. Bronze (All 4 Dances)

    1. Festival Glide

    2. Mayfair Quickstep

    3. Alpha Waltz

    4. Tango Serida

  2. Bronze Star (These 4 plus any 1 Dance from Above)

    1. Balmoral Blues

    2. Red Rose Tango

    3. Killarney Waltz

    4. New Vogue Modern Waltz

  3. Silver (These 4 plus any 2 Dances from Above

    1. New Vogue Quickstep

    2. Saunter Together

    3. Emmerdale Waltz

    4. Banyan Blues

  4. Silver Star (These 4 plus any 3 Dances from Above

    1. Engagement Waltz

    2. Avenue Saunter

    3. Dynasty Blues

    4. Vanity Waltz

  5. Gold (These 4 plus any 4 Dances from Above

    1. Woodside Waltz

    2. Trinity Waltz

    3. Riverside Blues

    4. Cheviot Waltz

  6. Gold Star (These 4 plus any 5 Dances from Above

    1. Saga Waltz

    2. Black Knight Tango

    3. Anniversary Schottische

    4. Waltz Diamante

  7. Annual Award (These 4 plus any 6 Dances from Above

    1. Bluebird Waltz

    2. Presidents Daughters Waltz

    3. Tango Solair

    4. Eden Waltz

  8. Oscar (These 4 plus any 7 Dances from Above at a high standard)

    1. Annaliese

    2. Dream Waltz

    3. Formal Foxtrot

    4. Santorini Waltz

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LATIN SEQUENCE EXAM

  1. Bronze (All 4 Dances)

    1. Rumba One

    2. Sally Ann Cha Cha

    3. Progressive Samba

    4. Dirty Mambo

  2. Bronze Star (These 4 plus any 1 Dance from Above)

    1. Tamara Rumba

    2. Jacqueline Cha Cha

    3. Social Samba

    4. Jimpy Jive

  3. Silver (These 4 plus any 2 Dances from Above)

    1. Rumba Forever

    2. Nikki Cha Cha

    3. Paso Madrid

    4. Miami Rumba

  4. Silver Star (These 4 plus any 3 Dances from Above)

    1. Rumba D’Amour

    2. Monkey Puzzle Cha Cha

    3. Sindy Swing

    4. Argentine Stroll

  5. Gold (These 4 plus any 4 Dances from Above)

    1. Queen of Hearts Rumba

    2. Orlando Cha Cha

    3. Gatsby Swing

    4. Sweetbay Salsa

  6. Gold Star (These 4 plus any 5 Dances from Above)

    1. Camelia Rumba

    2. Eltel Cha Cha

    3. Sizzlers Samba

    4. Seaside Salsa

  7. Annual Award (These 4 plus any 6 Dances from Above)

    1. Ravenglass Rumba

    2. Cracker Barrel Cha Cha

    3. Cruzan Rumba

    4. Jackpot Jive

  8. Oscar (These 4 plus any 7 Dances from Above at a high standard)

    1. Blue Angel Rumba

    2. Bellissimo Cha Cha

    3. Tango Argentino

    4. Jukebox Jive

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SHOWDANCE EXAMS (All Dances will be determined in consultation between Teacher and Student)

  1. Bar Award Level A

  2. Bar Award Level B

  3. Shield Award Level A

  4. Shield Award Level B

  5. Stella Star Excellence Award

  6. Stella Star Honour Award

  7. Stella Star Distinction Award

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