Evalutation and Final Exam
Daily attendance is obligatory. Classes are held regularly from Monday to Friday in the afternoon, from three to five hours a day. The academic year starts in September/October and ends in June/July.
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ADVANCE TO THE NEXT YEAR
Each year ends with a theoretical/practical assessment that gauges the effective assimilation of the subjects studied. In order to pass and proceed to the next level, the student must receive a mark of at least 6, on a rating scale of minimum 1 and a maximum of 10. In order to proceed to the next level the student must have a passing mark in all subjects. If a student receives a mark lower than 6, but the overall average is equivalent to or above 6, the student may be admitted to the following year, but must increase his or her study in the failing subject. If the student does not reach an average of 6, he or she cannot be admitted to the next academic year, but may re-apply to re-enter the professional course in the program.
The academic year is divided into three quarters. At the end of each evaluation the student will be given a report card showing a score corresponding to each of the disciplines following a comprehensive assessment. A positive result at the end of the third quarter is crucial for acceptance into the following year.
FINAL EXAM AND RECEIVING YOUR DIPLOMA
The examination is scheduled at the end of Year VIII. The examination is conducted before a jury of course teachers and an external examiner. On passing the final exam, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance to the Professional Training Course and a Letter of Reference prepared by the Artistic Director of the center. Students in their last year will also prepare for their National Training Curriculum examinations of the American Ballet Theater®.
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® CERTIFICATE
Thanks to the training received by artistic director Marco Batti, Ateneo della Danza, is proud to include the National Training Curriculum of the American Ballet Theatre ®, a training program that is divided into eight levels, combining the highest quality of artistic training along with the healthy development of the student. The National Training Curriculum develops and adapts to different age groups of students, setting the stage for the achievement of high quality training in dance. Ateneo della Danza teachers, following the correct path based on the Vaganova method and the guidelines of the National Training Curriculum ABT, not only prepare students for exams, but also prepare them for the working world, guaranteeing a complete training and versatility in line with the times.