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澳洲聯邦舞蹈教師協會(香港區)考試

 

Date:6 June 2024

 

Updates on CSTD Examinations - July 2024

 

The Admission Forms and Notes to Candidates are available for applicants to download from 14 June 2024 via their HKEAA portal account by following the instructions. Applicants should refer to the email for details and call 3628 8787 within business hours for enquiries.

 

 

Date:19 March 2024

 

Updates on CSTD Examinations - December 2023

 

Information regarding collection of certificates and medals was emailed to applicants on 19 March 2024. Applicants who do not receive email should call 3628 8787 within business hours for follow-up.

 

 

Date : 7 March 2024

 

Updates on CSTD Modern Jazz Examinations - 2024

 

As announced earlier, the syllabus transition from Modern Jazz Examinations to the Revised Modern Jazz Examinations will be taken place gradually between 2024 and 2027. Starting from 2024, the original Modern Jazz Pre Jazz, Modern Jazz Junior Jazz and Modern Jazz Grade One examinations will be no longer available. Candidates taking examinations in these grades should use the new syllabus – Revised Modern Jazz. Teachers are recommended to obtain a set of the syllabus with details from Hong Kong Dance Federation (HKDF).

 

 

Date:26 January 2024

 

Updates on CSTD Examinations - December 2023

 

Information regarding collection of mark reports will be emailed to applicants on 14 February 2024. Applicants who do not receive email should call 3628 8787 within business hours for follow-up.

 

Introduction
The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) Examinations are offered through the Hong Kong Dance Federation in Hong Kong and the HKEAA is appointed to administer the examinations in Hong Kong.

 

 

Examination Schedule
The CSTD Examinations are held twice a year.

In 2024, the examination dates and registration deadline are as follows:

Examination Sessions
Examination Dates
Registration Period

Summer Session

13 - 31 July 2024 28 March (08:30) - 30 April 2024 (17:30)
Winter Session 23 November - 8 December 2024 23 August (08:30) - 23 September 2024 (17:30)

Applicants may indicate the preference on the date(s) of examination at the time of online registration. Please specify three dates in order of the preference (First Option, Second Option, Third Option). No special request on specific examination date and time will be entertained.

Preferences submitted during online registration is for reference only. Examination date(s) will be allocated at any time within the examination period subject to the availability of the CSTD examiners. There is no guarantee that the choice will be met.

Applicants must:

  • forewarn parents and candidates that the examinations may require release from school or other activities.
  • forewarn parents and candidates that the date(s) within the examination period should be reserved to avoid clashing with other activities.  Application of rescheduling and swapping may not be successful subject to the availability of the examiner and the candidates who are willing to swap the examination date / time.
  • forewarn parents and candidates that there is no guarantee to meet their examination date(s) preference.  The CSTD reserves the right to allocate another examination date and time without prior notice.

The examination period may be extended due to the availability of the examiner and the total number of candidates entering to the examination session.  The HKEAA will inform the applicants by email and announce at HKEAA website if the examination period is revised.

 

 

Examination Registration
Only holders of CSTD Teacher's Certificate / Diploma or Eligible Teaching Certificates may enter candidates for the examinations. No private candidates are allowed to enter themselves.

The HKEAA will email registration documents to all eligible CSTD teachers before the registration starts.

The teachers/schools should register online at online.hkeaa.edu.hk. Separate applications should be submitted for candidates for general grade / major grade examinations and those who will be examined at different venues or on different examination dates. Applicants are required to complete payment online by credit cards, FPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay HK as part of the registration process. From 2022 and onwards, no cheque payment will be accepted.

The documents required for online registration are:

  • Eligible CSTD membership card (2024 onwards)
  • Eligible HKDF membership card (2024 onwards)
  • Hong Kong Identity Card / Birth Certificate / Passport of each candidate each of the candidate (for verification purposes only; will be destroyed after the registration period).
  • Candidates’ mark report certificate of previous level (for candidates of SUBEL, ELEM, INT, ADV, CON2 5, MJ4-8, RMJ4-9, TPA4-8 , IGB, AS, AB, AG, AGB, GS, GC, T/6 9 or T/GC only)
  • Mentor’s approval form, mentor’s working sheet and the CSTD Eligible Teaching Certificate (ETC) or Examination Training Accreditation (ETA) of appropriate levels (for candidates of Teacher’s Certificate (TC) or Teacher’s Diploma (TD) only)

All supplementary documents must be submitted within the registration period. Applicants could upload the scanned copies online or submit the printed copies to HKEAA by mail / in person. For mail submission, the submission date is based on the postmark date and it must be 30 April 2024 or before (for Summer Session). Submit supplementary documents early to avoid postal delay. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery. The sender will bear any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage. Entries with missing or invalid supplementary document(s) will be considered as incomplete entries and will not be handled. A supplementary fee will be charged if any missing document is accepted after the registration deadline under special circumstances.

Not submitted or unpaid registration will be considered as incomplete entry and will not be handled.

If a candidate is absent from the examination because of illness, application for half refund of the examination fees can be made in writing within two weeks from the date of examination upon presentation of original medical certificate covering the examination date issued by a registered doctor. No application will be accepted after the deadline.

 

Examination Fees

For details of examination fees, please refer to the document of 'Examination Fee, Surcharge and Requirements for Examination'.

Under no circumstances will the paid examination fees be refunded, transferred or retained for another examination or any other purposes.

 

Examination Venue

i.  Hong Kong Dance Federation (for General Grades)

  • Examinations could be scheduled from Mondays to Fridays only.
  • A surcharge will be levied on top of the examination fees.
  • It will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

ii.  Other Studios (for General Grades)

  • Examinations could be scheduled from Mondays to Sundays. At least a half-day schedule, i.e. examinations of 3 hours should be fulfilled.
  • The daily examination schedules should be arranged to one that the examiners do no have to sit for more than 7.5 hours of the examination in a day, i.e. the schedules should be set from 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 5:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break; and a 15-minute tea break in each of the morning and afternoon session.
  • Teachers should arrange for their own examination CD and music operator. The official examination CDs can be obtained from the HKDF.
  • Examination studio must be approved by HKDF in prior.

iii.  Major Grades Examination

  • The examination date and examination venue(s) of Major Grades (Modern Jazz Grades 6 to 8, Revised Modern Jazz Grades 6 to 9, Theatrical & Performing Arts 7 to 8, Contemporary levels, Major grades in Tapping, New Tapping and Ballet) would be assigned by the HKDF.

 

Registration Documents

 

 

Entry Requirements
For details, please refer to syllabus book.

 

 

Examination Syllabus

Applicants should obtain a set of the CSTD Examination Syllabus with details on the examination conditions, examination requirements, official uniform and age requirements etc, from the Hong Kong Dance Federation. Applicants have responsibility to confirm the eligibility of the candidates for entering examination.

Modern Jazz examinations (MJ) will be transitioned to the Revised Modern Jazz examinations (RMJ) in the coming 5 years:

Year
Modern Jazz Examination Grades to be terminated
2023 Remain unchanged
2024 MJPJ to MJ1
2025 MJPJ to MJ4
2026 MJPJ to MJ7 & MJTC
2027 All grades

 

 

Admission Form

The candidates' admission form are available for applicants to download at HKEAA portal account at least 14 days before the start of the examination session by following the instruction. Please refer to the admission form(s) for the examination date, time and venue.

No alteration to the subject or grade of the examination is allowed once admission form is issued. If, under special circumstances, teachers wish to apply for changing the subject or grade of examination, a supplementary fee per candidate will be charged. Application must be made at least 14 days before the start of the examination session (i.e. no later than 5:30pm on 28 June 2024 for Summer Section). No change of subject or grade will be accepted after this deadline.

No alteration to the examination schedule is allowed once admission forms are issued. If, under special circumstances, teachers wish to apply for swapping or rescheduling, a supplementary fee per candidate will be charged. Application must be made at least 14 days before the start of the examination session (i.e. no later than 5:30pm on 28 June 2024 for Summer Section). No swapping or rescheduling request will be accepted after the deadline.

 

 

Mark Reports and Certificates

Applicants would be informed to collect candidates' mark reports around two months after the examination. Candidates should keep mark reports in safe custody as no replacement for mark reports can be arranged.

Candidates who complete the Pre-Grade examinations would be awarded a medal issued by CSTD after the examination.

Candidates who passed the examination would be awarded a certificate issued by the CSTD. Applicants would be informed to collect them around three months after the examination.

Mark reports and certificates that are not collected from HKEAA five months from the issuing date would be returned to the Hong Kong Dance Federation (HKDF) without further notice.

 

 

Candidates' Personal Data and Correspondence

Personal data of candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services.  Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for: (a) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organizations in their admission processes; (b) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships; (c) assisting tertiary institutions and other government/public organisations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification; (d) certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests; (e) processing any refund or payment in relation to the Examination; (f) conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and (g) marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publications, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the candidates.*


The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organisations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.


In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his/her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that candidates' personal data/correspondence/other information received by the HKEAA may be referred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the abovementioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

 

Neither CSTD nor the HKEAA shall be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, adverse weather, epidemic, governmental action or intervention, riot or any other cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of CSTD or the HKEAA. The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damages which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures. All fees paid are not refundable and not transferable from one examination to another or from one candidate to another or for any other purposes.

 

 

*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the Registration Office.
 

 

Contacts
Hong Kong Dance Federation
Tel: (852) 3758 2169
Fax: (852) 2967 1591
Email: hkdf@netvigator.com
Address: Room 26B
Grandion Plaza
932 Cheung Sha Wan Road
Kowloon

 

Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority International and Professional Examinations Division
Contact us: www.hkeaa.edu.hk/tc/ipe/contact_us/