in another Cecchetti-oriented thread, <B>tiff</B> posted, asking what syllabi our readers here use.....<P>i would just like to add, at the outset, that we have had some very worthy discussions about how 'any syllabus is only as good as the person who teachers it'; and we have also had other discussions about who prefers working to a syllabus and who doesn't (advantages and disadvantages). please do a search, if you would like to read those, and feel free to reinvigorate those threads by adding to them, if you want to.<P>THIS thread is for people to compare notes on what syllabi you use, so please, if you don't use one,or you don't think people should, or something.....i think you get my drift?!
.....then obviously this thread would not be one for you!
<P>tiff, i will kick it off by stating that i principally use the syllabi of the <A HREF="http://www.ballet.org.au" TARGET=_blank>www.ballet.org.au</A> australian institute of classical dance (AICD); there are 2 streams - one is set (it's called borovansky), the other is for the teacher to set, according to guidelines as to appropriate material for each level. AICD provide external examiners nationally in australia to assess these students. (I am a senior examiner.) however, i also use material from other syllabi, and coach students for RAD Elementary. i was initially Cecchetti-trained, then 'Vaganova-based' training (not the fully russian version!). i never did any RAD exams, so the students i coach for that exam, must be entered for the exam by other teachers.<P>