VICTORIAN BALLET SCHOOL
Australian Dance Vision Syllabus
Senior School student assessment curriculum is designed by Australian Dance Vision (ADV). Students work towards their Certificates I-IV in Dance in the Nationally Recognised Training Program. ADV syllabus is mapped (contextualised) to Australian Dance institute’s Cert I-IV in Dance. The program is designed to create a safe environment for students to perform at their most optimum levels. Students may also begin preliminary training to move towards dance teaching training and specifically Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management delivered by Australian Dance institute NVR-RTO 91600.
Students have a choice between receiving a report with or without a graded mark. The system is built on meeting specific learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The program has proved to build self-esteem and confidence in students and there is no ‘fail’ in the ADV system.
Students only do assessments for Classical Ballet. Jazz/Funk, Tap and Contemporary classes work towards their open day presentations throughout the year, and the annual performance in Term 4.
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to learn more about the ADV syllabus.
MarinaParent of a Level 3 student
I just wanted to let you know Georgina is lovely. She is kind and has a caring nature and this is reflected in the culture of the VBS . I feel my daughter has been supported during her time with the ballet school and the teachers have also been kind and gentle in their approach.
NatalieParent of 3 girls in levels Primary, Grade 2 and Level 2
I wanted to write this email to thank you and the ballet school for putting on such a fantastic concert last night. You must be so proud of all the students and proud yourselves for the wonderful concert. We enjoyed the concert and my three girls were so excited and happy with the performance too. Thanking you again & congrats to the ballet school for the wonderful achievement.
JudyParent to two girls in level's - Level 2 and prelude
A big thank you for another wonderful year at VBS. We were all thrilled for Molly when she was awarded the scholarship, a secret desire she’d harboured for some time. Her only complaint was that her face was sore from smiling. She also said it was the best day of her life- perhaps an indication of just how she feels about the role of dance in her life! She has been well supported by teaching staff at VBS , and is fortunate to be in a very supportive group of girls who all wholeheartedly expressed their happiness for Molly.
NIKIParent of a Level 4 student
Firstly congratulations on a wonderful year. The choreography, costumes and performances were outstanding. The senior dancers were the best I have ever seen in the 7 years that Stephanie has danced for your ballet school. Once again congratulations and keep up the great work.