Melody Movement Early Learning Awards

The Melody Movement Early Learning Award Schemes are a popular way to work towards Melody Bear’s medals, badges and rosettes. 

Children collect the stickers presented in class on sticker cards.  The stickers show Melody Bear doing different movements encouraging children to learn a dance and movement vocabulary from an early age.  The award schemes are non-competitive making learning fun and encouraging a sense of achievement.  Children receiving the awards have a ‘Special Day’ in class as the medal or rosette is awarded.

A summary of the award schemes is shown below:

18 months -3 years

Little Bear Feet - work towards 
Level 1, 2 and 3 badges by collecting 6 stickers per badge.  
Melody Movement - work towards Melody Bear’s bronze, silver and gold medals by collecting 12 stickers per medal.  
After the gold medal, dancers can work towards Melody Bear’s rosettes.
Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves - work towards Melody Bear’s bronze, silver and gold medals by collecting 12 stickers per medal.  
After the gold medal, dancers can work towards Melody Bear’s rosettes.

MMEL Ballet

4-6 years

First Ballet with Melody Bear - work towards Melody Bear’s Snowdrop, Bluebell and Primrose medals by collecting 12 stickers per medal.  First Modern & Tap also available.
Foundation Ballet with Melody Bear - a 12 week programme culminating in the Melody Bear Foundation Medal.  The Foundation Ballet syllabus is the stepping stone between Melody Bear and Junior Ballet classes. Foundation Tap & Modern also available.

6- 8 years

Junior Ballet Levels - work towards the Level 1, 2 and 3 sew-on badges by collecting 12 stickers per badge.  These stickers are ballet vocabulary words including the french ballet terms used in the grade classes.

Junior Ballet Jewel Awards - work towards the Ruby, Emerald and Diamond medals by 12 stickers per badge. These stickers are ballet vocabulary words including the french ballet terms used in the grade classes.  Music notation is also covered in this syllabus.
Ballet Classique - work towards the Amber and Jade medal collection by completing the home-study challenges.  Topics include questions on the history of ballet, famous dancers and choreographers.  Their are opportunities for art and design too.

Student Assistant Development Programme - for school year 8 upwards helping in Melody Bear classes.

Sky Badger Schools Awards 4-11yrs

The Sky Badger Schools Awards include a series of lessons and games specially designed to help your pupils develop empathy, rather than sympathy, for children with disabilities, illness, and special educational needs. 

The activities range in duration from 30 minutes to whole-day events. And afterwards, your school's efforts will be rewarded with a Bronze, Silver or Gold Sky Badger Awards certificate. 

The more lessons and games you complete, the bigger the award. 

Coaches

The SBCE Teachers Award celebrates an individual teacher's dedication to changing the lives of children with disabilities through knowledge, empathy and a supportive classroom environment. 

To be eligible for this award a teacher or group leader must have completed a minimum of 6 games or lesson plans. You can nominate yourself or someone else.

 

UKA & IDTA Examinations

Taking a medal test is a great way of concentrating your dance education towards a particular goal, we find it  builds confidence and self-esteem.  JLC Dance offer all dancers the chance to do medal tests with the  UKA & IDTA  


We run medal tests in all the dance styles we teach

An assessor form either the UKA or IDTA atteneds the school on a given date and assesses each candidate on different technical parts of their  dancing including rhythm, timing, footwork, technique, posture and presentation. you can choose to dance with  your teacher or  your partner which ever you prefer

Our medal tests are held twice a year, usually in October and April. 

A summary of the Examination schemes is shown below:

UKA 2-8yrs

Uni- Ted master 
These tests are for little pupils, who attended regular group classes or private lessons. Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are allowed to dance any styles.

Uni-Ted Badges, 1,2,3,4 and 5
These tests are for little pupils, who attended regular group classes or private lessons and have taken their Uni- Ted master . Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are required to dance any one, two, three, four or five dance styles accordingly.

Uni- Ted Pendent
These tests are for little pupils, who attended regular group classes or private lessons and have taken up to Uni-Ted Badges, 1,2,3 Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are allowed to dance any styles.

Gold Bear 
These tests are for little pupils, who attended regular group classes or private lessons and have taken All their Uni-Ted Badges. Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are allowed to dance any styles.

Top Ted Award 
These tests are for little pupils, who attended regular group classes or private lessons and have taken All their Gold Bear. Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are allowed to dance any styles.
Blue Princess, Pink Princess, Pirate, Star  (3-8yrs)
These tests are for new pupils, who attended few group classes or private lessons. Only three figures are required in the dance. 

UKA 5-14yrs

DAW Starter

One Dance Test - Only three figures are required for each dance. 


DAW Plaques 

One Dance Tests - Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are required to dance one dance from a list of different country's  

Example Cha Cha - Cuba, Samba Brazil

 

Children from 6yrs and Adults 

Absolute Beginners

Introductory  Awards -   Intro 1-5 

These tests are for new pupils, who attended few group classes or private lessons. Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are required to dance any one, two, three, four or five dance styles accordingly.

Beginners

Bronze – Any two dances  A minimum of five figures must be used in each dance. A sound presentation within the capabilities of the candidate is required. Correct footwork, poise and timing should be evident. Please note that a ‘ Bronze Bar test is also available.


Silver – Any three dances, apart from Double Silver). A minimum of six figures must be used in each dance. A higher standard is expected with the emphasis on better action and style. Please note that a  Silver Bar test is also available.


Gold – Four dances. A selection of figures should be used and demonstrated to a higher standard of technique. Any variations used can be selected to show the character of each dance, but shouldn’t be above the ability of the candidate.  Please note that a  Gold Bar medal test is also available.

Intermediates

Gold Bar 1,2, 3 & Laurel

Four dances. A selection of figures should be used and demonstrated to a higher standard of technique. Any variations used can be selected to show the character of each dance, but shouldn’t be above the ability of the candidate. 

Advanced

Gold Star 1,2,3 & Presidents
Five dances. A selection of figures should be used and demonstrated to a higher standard of technique. Any variations used can be selected to show the character of each dance, but shouldn’t be above the ability of the candidate. 

IDTA  Social Dance Award 1, 2, 3, 4

These tests are for new pupils, who attended few group classes or private lessons. Only three figures are required for each dance. Candidates are required to dance any one, two, three or four dance styles accordingly.

IDTA Beginners

Bronze – Any two dances (not Viennese Waltz*). A minimum of five figures must be used in each dance. A sound presentation within the capabilities of the candidate is required. Correct footwork, poise and timing should be evident. Please note that a ‘Double’ Bronze test is also available.


Silver – Any three dances (not Viennese Waltz*, apart from Double Silver). A minimum of six figures must be used in each dance. A higher standard is expected with the emphasis on better action and style. Please note that a ‘Double’ Silver test is also available.


Gold – Four dances (not Viennese Waltz*). A selection of figures should be used and demonstrated to a higher standard of technique. Any variations used can be selected to show the character of each dance, but shouldn’t be above the ability of the candidate.

Intermediates

Gold Bar 1,2 and 3

Four dances. A selection of figures should be used and demonstrated to a higher standard of technique. Any variations used can be selected to show the character of each dance, but shouldn’t be above the ability of the candidate. 

Star 1,2,3,4, and 5

Four dances. A selection of figures should be used and demonstrated to a higher standard of technique. Any variations used can be selected to show the character of each dance, but shouldn’t be above the ability of the candidate. 

Presidents Awards 1, 2, 3, 4

Four dances. A selection of figures should be used and demonstrated to a higher standard of technique. Any variations used can be selected to show the character of each dance, but shouldn’t be above the ability of the candidate. 
Results for Examinations 2017
Pass, Commended, Highly Commended, Honours, Distinction
Princess Awards can only get Pass
Intro Awards can only get up to Highly Commended
UKA Ballet  Examinations
Katie - Princess - pass
Amelia - Princess - pass
Ella - Princess - pass
Storm - Intro 1- Highly Commended

UKA Lyrical  Examinations
Mille - Intro 1-  Highly Commended


UKA Ballroom ( standard ) Examinations

Lily - Princess - pass
Isabella - Intro 1 - Highly Commended
Tomas - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Charlotte - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Jerry - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Jo - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Clive - Bronze - Honours
Gloria - Bronze - Honours
Sharon Bronze - Honours
Danielle Bronze - Honours
Nadia Bronze - Highly Commended
Val - Silver - Honours
Ethan - Silver - Distinction
Chris - Gold -  Honours
Alison - Gold -  Distinction
Bev - Gold Bar 2 -  Distinction
UKA Classical Sequence  Examinations
Nadia - Bronze - Highly Commended
Ethan - Silver - Honours
Beverley - Gold Bar 2 - Distinction

UKA Latin American Examinations
Isabella - Intro 1 -  Commended
Tomas - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Charlotte - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Jerry - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Jo - Intro 1 -  Highly Commended
Clive - Bronze - Honours
Gloria - Bronze - Honours
Sharon Bronze - Honours
Danielle Bronze - Honours
Nadia Bronze -   Honours
Lily - Bronze -  -  Highly Commended
Val - Silver - Honours
Ethan - Silver - Distinction 
Polly - Gold - Honours  
Chris - Gold -  Distinction
Alison - Gold -  Distinction
Bev - Gold Bar 2 -  Distinction

Results for Examinations 2016
Pass, Commended, Highly Commended, Honours, Distinction

Princess Awards can only get Pass
Intro Awards can only get up to Highly Commended


Ballet
Emilie - Princess - Pass
Alyssia - Princess - Pass


Street
Harry - Intro one - Highly Commended


Freestyle
Emilie - Intro one - Highly Commended


Classical Sequence
Nadia - Princess - Pass
Harry - Intro one - Highly Commended
Nikolet - Intro one - Highly Commended
Emilie - Intro one - Highly Commended
Ethan - Bronze - Highly Commended
Chloe - Bronze - Highly Commended
Beverley - Bronze - Distinction
Beverley - Silver - Distinction
Beverley - Gold - Distinction
Beverley - Gold Bar 1 - Distinction


Argentine Tango
Joanne - Gold Bar 1 - Distinction


Oriental Dance
Suzanne - Intro one - Highly Commended
Charis - Intro one - Highly Commended
Sarah - Intro one - Highly Commended

Latin American

Nadia - Intro one - Commended
Harry - Intro one - Commended
Lily - Intro one - Highly Commended
Zack - Intro one - Highly Commended
Nikolet - Intro one - Highly Commended
Emilie - Intro one - Highly Commended
Ethan - Bronze - Highly Commended
Chloe - Bronze - Highly Commended
Val - Bronze - Honors
Christine - Bronze - Honours
Beverley - Bronze - Distinction
Polly - Silver - Highly Commended
Christine - Silver - Honours
Alison - Silver - Honours
Beverley - Silver - Distinction

Beverley - Gold - Distinction
Beverley - Gold Bar 1 - Distinction


Standard Ballroom
Emilie - Princess - Pass
Nadia - Intro one - Highly Commended
Harry - Intro one - Highly Commended
Zack - Intro one - Highly Commended
Nikolet - Intro one - Highly Commended
Emilie - Intro one - Highly Commended
Ethan - Bronze - Highly Commended
Chloe - Bronze - Highly Commended
Val - Bronze - Highly Commended
Christine - Bronze - Honors
Beverley - Bronze - Distinction
Christine - Silver - Honours
Alison - Silver - Honours
Beverley - Silver - Distinction
Beverley - Gold - Distinction
Beverley - Gold Bar 1 - Distinction