Exams and Competitons


Starz offers students the opportunity to take part in yearly exams.  Exams are completely optional and it is the individual students choice as to whether or not they participate.  Exams provide a goal for students to strive towards throughout the year and it is always a fun and exciting day! 

Exams are undertaken in the ATOD method of classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. Exams are held at the studio in Kyneton in August of each year.  On completion of the exam, students receive a written report, a mark and a level-appropriate medal.  Optional ‘assessment’ exams may also be taken for those who prefer not to be graded, where just a detailed report is given.


Teachers may invite students to participate in group and/or individual competitions once they reach the appropriate age and level.  Competitions are optional and are held during school holidays throughout the year.  Teams provide an incredible experience and exciting performances to work towards, as well as the opportunity to be a part of a and amazing team of hard-working dancers.