American Ballet Theatre
National Training Curriculum
What are ABT National Training Curriculum Student Examinations?
The ABT National Training Curriculum Student Examinations are a graded examination system.
What occurs during an ABT National Training Curriculum Student Examination?
An adjudicator from the ABT National Training Curriculum Artistic Board of Examiners will observe the students as they perform a prepared examination class. The class is prepared and conducted by the students’ ABT Certified Teacher. The students must have the examination class memorized.
What are the benefits of doing ABT National Training Curriculum Student Examinations?
- Students are offered the opportunity to have their achievements in dance recognized through entering into ABT National Training Curriculum Examinations and are assessed based on their skill level and artistic presentation.
- Examinations are a tool to document progress and a way to build confidence in ability.
- Students receive a personalized Rubric with constructive feedback and a Certificate of Participation with their name, date of the examination, Class Level and Level of Distinction.
How can a student prepare for Examination?
Since the examination class is a culmination of the training the students have received throughout the school year and a way for the students to demonstrate their dedication, students can best prepare for the examinations by:
- Regularly attending their ballet classes
- Adhering to the rigor and ritual required
- Committing to learning and memorizing the work presented by their ABT NTC certified teacher
- Demonstrating a joy in dancing and artistic presentation