Preparation Courses: The online testing preparation courses were designed to prepare students for the online certification exams. Preparation courses give students an opportunity to receive feedback that will help them improve as dancers and work towards certification. If coursework is turned in late, the submitted material will not be reviewed and the student will miss out on receiving feedback for that assignment, which may prevent the student from receiving approval to enroll in the exam course. Assignments may take 10-20 hours each week to complete.
Exam Courses. Students who are enrolled in the online exam courses are expected to submit all assignments on time. If an assignment is turned in late, the student will not receive credit for that assignment. No refunds will be offered for failed exam courses that were the result of assignments being submitted late. Assignments may take 10-20 hours each week to complete.
Pre-Course/Pre-Test Homework. Specific testing preparation courses require that choreography video (often with related assignments such as mapping or gridwork) be submitted for evaluation and approval (“sign-off”) prior to the official start date of the course. During the course, students will typically have one additional opportunity to submit a choreography for approval as a mandatory pre-testing requirement. The courses are paced evenly and strategically to guide the student through the material. Late choreography and technique assignments may not be graded or evaluated, which may affect (and even prohibit) a student’s ability to test in the next available exam. (With permission, students might have the option to take private lessons for an additional fee. In other cases, they may be required to retake the testing preparation course before taking the exam.)