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All ABT® Certified Teachers are eligible to present their students for examination at the end of the academic school year. Once a teacher presents his/her students, and 75% of his/her students pass, the teacher then becomes an ABT® Affiliate Teacher. ABT Affiliate Teachers must present a minimum of 12 students biannually for examination to maintain their status.
To have an adjudicator visit your school, we recommend
that you present a minimum of 3 classes, in any level. It is also possible
to present students for examination at ABT’s headquarters in New
York. An adjudicator will observe and evaluate the students in a class
that is prepared in advance, and taught, by their ABT® Certified
Teacher. Affiliate examination Guidelines and Class Plans will be provided
to ABT® Certified Teachers upon request.
Please Note: The minimum student examination fee per class
is $500. However if the total student examination fees exceed the minimum
fee per class, it would be reflected on the total invoice.
Students can pass successfully on 4 levels: pass, pass with merit, pass with honors, pass with high honors. This process will be reevaluated/ revised on an ongoing basis. Students must wear the International Dance Supply ABT Academy Uniform at the exam. Teachers and studio owners can set up an account through IDS at: http://www.idsdance.com/BrowseCustom/USA/ABT/Academy_Uniform. Parents can purchase the uniform at: http://www.danceandshop.com/BrowseCustom/DanceAndShop/ABT_Academy_Uniform
To set up an examination for your students, please download the ABT Affiliate examination request form, click here, and either email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Jenna Bitterman, National Training Curriculum Manager, American Ballet Theatre, 890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. For questions please call 212-477-3030 ext. 1169.
Please be aware that examination scheduling is subject to the availability of the adjudicators.
For more information on how to become an ABT® Certified Teacher, click here.