Rating: Keep is simple. Have your teachers rate from 1-5 (*1 being least/poor and 5 being greatest/excellent) how they would evaluate each child in each of the following categories.

Attendance: Always important to demonstrate the child’s presence in class. Progress can really be correlated largely by the student’s attendance. It is the factor which will establish consistency of all other categories.

Appearance in class: How do they present themselves when they come to class? Is there hair neat? Do they remember the appropriate shoes? Do they remove all jewelry for class? Do they follow dress code? Etc.

Performance in class: How well is the child dancing? How are they performing dance wise? Are they consistently focused? Do they give 100%?

“Presence” in class: Is the student there and ready to work? Do they ask questions? Do they actively try to work things out on the sides in class? Are they constructive? Are they alert?

Ability to comprehend and execute genre vocabulary/vernacular: Does the dancer understand the concepts being presented to them? Are they able to execute those given concepts, phrases, exercises? Are they able to verbally articulate their movement with correct vocabulary use?

Ability to work with others: Does the dancer work well with their peers? Are they receptive to other ideas and help? Are they there to offer help as well? Do they collaborate effectively?

Technical improvement: How has the dancer’s technical execution improved over the course of the season?

Stylistic improvement: How has the dancer matured in terms of picking up stylistic nuance of each genre or style?

Recommendation for advancement? Y or N? (* add a “teacher’s notes” column for teachers to explain if they choose.) Would the teacher recommend the dancer advance to the next level in that particular genre the following year? Would the child be better suited to remain in the current level the following year? This category might be well suited for the teacher to jot down some quick thoughts as well. They can be brief but might indicate the thought process of the teacher on this particular recommendation.

Good luck!

See you in the dance studio,

Jess