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We examine throughout the year.

Exams are encouraged but not compulsory. We work closely with you to make your exam day a success.We recommend exams once a year – an excellent opportunity to assess student progress with the syllabus.

There are no minimum or maximum ages for exams. 
We would prefer students to be at least 15 yrs old when entering a Level 9 Exam.

Results will be provided to the studio in digital format to be distributed either as a hard copy or in digital form.

The results consists of:
– Certificate including their name, Level completed, and the grade achieved.
– Report including constructive and encouraging feedback, and their score out of 100.

The grading system is as follows:
Gold Award 98-100
High Distinction 90-97.9
Distinction 85-89.9
High Credit 80-84.9
Credit 75-79.9
Pass Plus 70-74.9
Pass 65-69.9
Fail 1-64.9
Participation 0   

Yes, we offer Virtual (via Zoom) and Video Exam formats for our regional studios with smaller numbers. 

– Annual teacher workshops with Glenn and the examiners.
– Specific teaching tutorials via video.
– Individual studio workshops, of Pre-Exam “Check-Ups,” with selected examiners.
– Our office staff are also examiners and are happy to answer any questions.
– Regular newsletters and social media updates.

The GWT syllabus is ability based, rather than age based.
Introduce students to Level 1 and work through until you find the Level that is comfortable but still challenging for your students.
It’s essential that “pick-ups” and “trebles” are under total control from Level 4 onwards.

Once you purchase your GWT syllabus, watch the downloadable videos to ascertain an overview of the syllabus.
Begin with the Level 1 handbook and corresponding downloadable video. 
Work through the syllabus Level by Level.
Attend the next Teacher Workshop in your area. Live streaming is also available.

No, there are no set arms. In this way, studios are invited to put their own style into the arms presented. Keep it simple and neat. Avoid hands on hips or behind the back for extended periods of time. 

Yes, these are available upon completion of a Level 9 Exam. Please contact the office

Yes, we have Adult Stages 1-7.  Stage 1 being for absolute beginners through to more advanced. Contact the office for more information.

Yes, we offer Novice Tap exams for younger students. Novice Tap is the syllabus that introduces your tiny tap dancers to GWT Exams. The teacher dances with the students in the Exam, with an award of “Participation” only and no score.

Start your tap dancers on their Exam journey at a young age, your Examiner will ensure they have a fabulous experience, setting them up to view GWT Exams as fun! Contact the office for  more information.

Yes, not only are our teaching certificates valid for GWT, they are also Nationally recognised. In collaboration with Empowerdance, we offer:
 CUA30320 Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching
 CUA40320 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management.

No, anyone can teach the GWT syllabus, however, GWT endorses teachers who have completed  CUA30320 Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching and/or CUA40320 Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through GWT.