* * * GRADING SYSTEM * * *

a.     All graded events: ballet masterclass, as well as ballet and contemporary competitions, will be graded on a 1-12 scale. The grade is based on the general impression the candidate gives to the jury.

b.     Final grade

i.     Ballet

1.     The final grade will be calculated from the average of the grade from the masterclass and the grade from the performance. The masterclass is therefore just as important as the performance.

ii.     Contemporary

1.     For those competing in contemporary, sole the grade from the contemporary solo performance will be used. This grade is completely independent from the ballet grades, and a separate ranking scheme is in place, with different prizes to be distributed.