Great idea Ian. I have seen a few excellent teachers who have "failed"
and lost their confidence or dropped out of dancing altogether. If they
had entered a system such as you suggest then they probably still be
dancing and sharing their expertise with us.
Ian Brockbank wrote: > How about having a graded series > of tests, along the lines of the music exams? This would be good for > children's classes - it would give them something to work towards. It > could help for (eg) day schools, so there is a common definition of > dancing levels. It could help for defining class levels (even if the > dancers didn't necessarily have to take the test). It would give > people a route to improve or a target to work towards.