At Starsteps Dance School we whole heartedly believe in rewarding children as they progress through new challenges. Although we do recommend that children take official A.B.D examinations, they are completely optional. For those who do not wish to take examinations, we also offer an unofficial award scheme with International Dance Rewards (IDR)
IDR is an ongoing in-house assessment, with no formal examinations, designed to encourage young dancers along their path. These rewards are offered to children who do not wish to take association exams, or in special circumstances throughout the year, such as a reward for a showcase.
Working much like swimming badges, IDR awards are earned following a set of challenging yet attainable criteria and once complete children are rewarded with a certificate and badge to keep. There is a small extra cost for this so we keep it entirely optional.
We also carry stickers and praise cards, as well as Starsteps branded Achievement Certificates to hand out to children who have made exceptional effort or progress in class.