Examinations at Phoenix

A huge well done to all the dancers who took an IDTA street dance examination on Saturday 9th May. You all danced beautifully!
This year has been one of the best individual score results we´ve ever achieved. We saw plenty of smiles, charisma and confidence from all dancers. We were so proud.

Please see results below. Running order of the day.


90% and over - HONOURS ( H )

80% and over - HIGHLY COMMENDED ( HC )

70% and over - COMMENDED (C)

1. Roxanne Taroni = HC
2. Tilly Cassidy = HC
3. Lola Struthers = H
4. Millie Lakin = H
5.Olivia Wright = HC
6. Summer Thompson = HC
7. Antonia Scott = H
8. Evie Cunnane = HC
9. Isabelle Boyce = HC
10. Alexia Jai Saunders = HC
11. Kiki O Grady = HC
12. Emily Woodward = H
13. Larissa Laban = HC
14. Emelia Slupska = HC
15. Ruby Toman = H
16. Olivia Di Cesare = HC
17. Madisson Walton = H
18. Neve Hollywood = H
19. Gracie Burns = H
20. Tayha Freeth = H
21. Mia Bellion = HC
22. Anna Bradshaw = H
23. Caitlin Hussain = H
24. Megan Nation = HC
25. Robyn Kriedemann = H
26. Elle Renehan = H
27. Abigail Collins = HC
28. Lauren Smith = H
29. Darcey Watson = HC
30. Ellie Wilmot = H
31. Mehira Kalra = HC
32. Caicey Titley = H
33. Lily Mae Treacy = H
34. Chloe Ward = H
35. Chelsie Walton = H
36. Ellie Walton = H
37. Hannah Sandland = H
38. Keira Edginton = H
39. Laura Bryan = H
40. Caitlyn Morris = H
41. Erin Hitchcock = H
42. Joanne Humphries = H
43. Antonia Beckford = H
44. Lucy Ray = H
45. Ellie Daly = H
46. Chloe Bull = H
47. Amy Allen = H
48. Amy Goodban = H
49. Elania Coulthurst = H
50. Hannah Goodban = H
51. Alice O Donnell = H
52. Hannah Juckes = H
53. Laura Allen = H
54. Sarah Price = H
55. Talia Hattotuwa = H
56. Kathy Cole = H ( Top mark of the day with 96% )

This is the first time individual results have been displayed on the website. With every single dancer receiving an Honours or highly commended I thought it might be nice to share the results whilst we´re waiting for the certificates/medals/trophies to arrive.

Thank you so much for trying so hard and keeping the standard of the school so high!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!
The examiner was really impressed with the level of talent you all showed on the day.

Many thanks - Vicki & Amy xxx

IDTA Street Dance Examinations - Saturday 9th May 2015 - The Shirley Centre


All dancers must be ready to dance ( with their number clearly visible ) as soon as they arrive at the venue.

Please be on time - this is so important as there is no set time per group - the day and timings will be run by the Examiner on the day!

Parents/family/friends are invited to watch. There will be a small charge of 2 per person on the day, please pay on the door. Under 2s free.

ONE DANCE - Arrival time 11.45 am
Ready to dance @ 12pm

BRONZE - Arrival time 11.45 am
Ready to dance @ 12.15pm

SILVER - Arrival time 12.15pm
Ready to dance @ 12.45pm

GOLD - Arrival time 12.30pm
Ready to dance @ 12.50pm

GOLD BAR 1 - GOLD BAR 3 - Arrival time 12.45pm
Ready to dance @ 1.15pm

STARS 1 - 4 Arrival time 1.15pm
Ready to dance @ 1.45pm

PLEASE remember to smile and enjoy yourself!!

Sending you all lots of love and luck for the day xxx

Vicki xxx

Every year, dancers at Phoenix and Pop Fusion have the opportunity to take their street dance examination with the IDTA.
They are optional. However, they are a great way of gaining performance experience and confidence. It is an opportunity for dancers to perform either on their own, or in a small group, to show their individual skills.
The International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) is one of the largest examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale, with over 7000 members in 55 countries.

Dancers need to be 6 years and upwards to take an examination.
You will be required to perform your set dances (alone or in a small group) to an external examiner.
You will dance in front of the rest of your group (bronze,silver,gold etc)
You will be assigned a number which must be attached SECURELY to your costume so that the examiner can easily identify you.
Family and friends are invited to watch on the day to show support and encouragement.
A written comment sheet, along with a medal statuette trophy etc , and a certificate stating the grade awarded to you, will be handed out at a later date.
Timings - all timings will be announced in due course.

You are required to wear a STRIKING DANCE OUTFIT and full make up.
No casual/rehearsal clothes must be worn, and costumes need to be SHOW STANDARD.
Costumes must be bold, striking, colourful, and dynamic.
Think FUNKY, think BOLD, and be imaginative!!!!
Hair must completely off your face and styled to SHOW standard.
Dance shoes must be worn. Please make sure they are clean and tidy with the laces securely tied.

DATE - Saturday 9th May 2015
TIME 12pm 2.30pm ( exact time slots TBC)
VENUE The Shirley centre, 274 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull.

Please see below a full list of examinations and fees.
All payments must be received by FRIDAY 27th March 2015 for the appropriate paper work to be processed.
Payment by cheque please write the student´s name, grade, and class they attend on the back of the cheque,or on the front of an envelope.

Payment by cash please place the full amount in an envelope with the students name, grade, and class they attend on the front of the envelope.

BRONZE - 16.50
SILVER - 17.50
GOLD - 18.50
1ST GOLD BAR - 20.00
2ND GOLD BAR - 21.00
3rd GOLD BAR - 28.00
STAR 1 - 22.50
STAR 2-4 - 17.50
STAR 5 - 28.00

FULL DETAILS to follow shortly.

Many thanks - Vicki