NZAMD

What is a Medal Test?

NB: Medal tests are optional

 

Timetable:

 

Entry Form: Entries are now closed.

Entries Due: Friday May 4th

Fees: We do not invoice for medal test fees – these are just to be paid if wishing to enter. Please see below for prices.

 

2018 Exam Dates:

  • Sunday July 1st
    • Medal Test and Exam dates for Junior school students
    • Junior school students are those in Pre Syllabus Ballet, Pre Primary Ballet, Primary Ballet, Beginner Jazz, Pre Junior Jazz and Junior Jazz
    • Older students who wish to sit their medal test on this day may make a request to do so – however this does have to be approved by class teacher and Anna
    • Medal tests on this date will be held at the Papanui studio for all students
    • Practices will be held on Sunday June 24th at the Papanui studio
    • Please be aware that over these days medals and/or exams may be scheduled during school time
  • Friday August 17th – Sunday August 19th
    • Medal Test and Exam dates for Middle and Senior school students
    • Middle/Senior school students are those in Grade 1 ballet and above, Pre Grade Jazz and above,  Junior Hip Hop and above and Contemporary students
    • Medal tests on Friday 17th and Sunday 19th will be held at the Papanui studio for Papanui and Ferrymead/Sumner students
    • Medal tests on saturday 18th will be held at Ladbrooks hall for Ladbrooks, Oaklands and Lincoln students
    • Practices will be held on Sunday August 12th at Ladbrooks Hall for Ladbrooks, Oaklands and Lincoln students
    • Practices will be held on for Sunday August 12th at the Papanui studio for Papanui and Ferrymead/Sumner students
    • Please be aware that over these days medals and/or exams may be scheduled during school time

 

 

Entering the correct level: Medal Test Progression Chart

If this is your child’s first year entering a medal test, their class teacher will have indicated the appropriate level to enter on the indication sheets handed out towards the end of term one.

If your child has previously sat a medal test, they will progress onto the next level. Some children who have completed their junior medals may not be old enough to progress onto intermediate levels. Ballet students must be in at least Grade 4 and jazz students in at least Grade 3 to sit their intermediate bronze medal. Hip Hop and Contemporary students may enter intermediate levels at their teachers discretion.

Conditions of Entry:

  • Attend required weekly lessons during terms 1, 2 and 3:
    • Students sitting a Junior – Intermediate Bronze medals need to attend one exam class per week to learn their dance
    • Students sitting an Intermediate Silver medal or higher need to attend one exam lesson to learn 1st dance but will need to attend a second lesson to learn the 2nd dance.  (please check with your teacher) This requires two lessons per week of the same discipline.
  • Students must reach required standard – teachers will advise.
  • All students entering NZAMD medals will be required to attend a mock Medal Test session (to be held one weekend before Medal Test Day)
  • Please do not enter the medal test unless you can be available on all the above dates.
  • No refunds will be given for change of mind or if you cannot attend your medal time.
  • If you cannot attend your medal test due to injury or sickness, a credit with NZAMD may be organised if a medical certificate is provided.
  • No entries will be accepted if any term fees or other payments are outstanding.
  • No entries will be accepted without the completed entry form and full payment or entry fees.

Entry Fees:                                                                                      

Prices include examination fee set by the NZAMD, mock medal test and all medal test day related costs – $15.00 admin fee, $5 music and studio/hall hire, $5 miscellaneous

Please check with your teacher if you are unsure of your level

Medal Level Medal Fee
Junior Bronze  $51.00
Junior Silver  $51.00
Junior Gold  $51.00
Intermediate Bronze  $60.00
Intermediate Silver  $62.00
Intermediate Gold $62.00
Senior Bronze  $67.00
Senior Silver  $67.00
Senior Gold  $67.00

 

General Medal Test Information