Each year in August we hold our Medal Test weekend at Hawkins Theatre in Papakura, giving all students from Pre-Schoolers to Seniors, the opportunity to gain valuable stage experience and encouragement.
Medal Test also helps dancers build confidence in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and gives our junior students the opportunity to watch senior dancers, competition pupils and teachers perform on stage.
All exam students are able to practice their exam dance in preparation for sitting their exam in September and even if you're not sitting an exam, we offer a range of self-choreography classes.
All dancers who take part will receive something and we also have many trophies for special awards.
Due to Alert Level restrictions, this year's Medal Test
has been cancelled
Each additional class
Please note that entry fees are calculated per family.
3 children enter 1 dance each = 3 classes in total = $30
On the day
Everyone must check in to the dressing room nearest the stage 15 mins before they are scheduled to dance.
For non-exam classes, music must be handed in backstage before the start of the class.
What to wear
For exam classes, dancers are expected to wear their set exam uniform if they have one. Dancers in beginners, competition, impromptu and self-choreography classes may wear a costume of their own choice of comfortable dancewear.
Videos and Photos
Parents and family members are more than welcome to take videos and photos of their superstars on stage!
A kitchen will be running all weekend offering delicious light meals and refreshments.
Jazz Beginner (pre schooler)
Pre Grade 2 Jazz Dancer
Pre Grade 3 Jazz Dancer
Grade 1 Jazz Dancer
Grade 2 Jazz Dancer
Grade 3 Jazz Dancer
Grade 4 Jazz Dancer
Grade 5 or Pre Ele Jazz Dancer
Jazz Major Dancer Ele, Inter or Adv
Beginners or Initial Ballet Dancer
Pre Grade or Grade 1 Ballet Dancer
Grade 2 or 3 Ballet Dancer
Grade 4 5 or Pre Ele Ballet Dancer
Major Ballet Dancer Ele Int or Adv
Pre Par or Level 1 Tapper
Level 2 or 3 Tapper
Level 4 or 5 Tapper
Major Tapper Level 6 to 9
Junior Hip Hop Student (Level 1 or 2)
Senior Hip Hop Student (Level 4, 5 or 6)
Stretch Leap And Spin Dancer
Most Outstanding Solo Performance
Most Outstanding Duo or Trio Performance
Most Outstanding Impromptu
Most Entertaining Solo
Most Entertaining Duo or Trio
Best Personality Award
Timetables will be available to view closer to Medal Test weekend.
For non-competitors, there is a small door charge to enter the theatre.
$4.00 - Adults
$3.00 - Children and Seniors
$6.00 - Adults
$4.00 - Children and Seniors
$10.00 - Adults
$7.00 - Children and Seniors