One – Getting Started


This material is for students Ages 5-6 (Maximum age 9). The use of ribbons, scarves & flags are the only props to be used in the exam.  Props such as theraband, balls, etc. are only for class situations.


ENTERING THE ROOM



The teacher steps inside the door and students run in single file through the door and then line up in silence  The teacher then directs the pianist to play ‘Running In’ music.

1 Count = 1 Bar

1-16

Each student enters singly taking 4 bars of music per student



Notes:

During the Exam: The teacher introduces students to the examiner one by one without music (the student performs a curtsey or bow when being introduced) The teacher then introduces the pianist to the students.


Foot Articulation and Spinal Stretch



Commence sitting on floor with legs stretched in front parallel with flexed feet – hands on thighs. Face the diagonal or wall in order for the examiner to see use of the spine.



Notes:

This exercise should be demonstrated with the emphasis on resistance in foot articulation. Encourage the lengthening of the spine and the awareness of the abdominal muscles with regards to posture. Use of theraband, ribbons, scarves etc. to help with foot articulation may be used for class purposes but not in the exam.


Clapping and Moving to a 4/4



Stand erect with feet in parallel position.

Option A

4 bars
4 bars
8 bars

Students begin clapping a 4/4 (count 1 is strong, counts 2-3-4 are soft)
Pianist will join in
Students will then march to the music

Option B

4 bars
4 bars
8 bars

Pianist will begin playing
Students will join in clapping (count 1 is strong, counts 2-3-4 are soft)
Students will then march to the music


Video demonstrates Option B

Notes:

Show marches with lifted knees and pointed toes with a poised body and eye focus. Accent down on the beat.