Associate Teacher

The Associate Teacher is a dance professional who is actively entering students for examination with the Society. Teachers who wish retain their professional association with the Society of Russian Ballet, but do not submit students for examinations, may become non-active members. Active Associate members will automatically be deemed non-active members if they do not enter students for examinations for a period of two years.

 

Associate Teacher Examination Requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • Applicants must have passed the Society of Russian Ballet Elementary exam or higher (see Special Provisions For Dancers below) or be an Affiliate Member
  • Applicants must submit the Teacher’s Examination Request Form with two copies of their resumé
  • Examination fee payable six weeks prior to exam date

 

Associate Teacher Examination Requirements
Special Provisions For Dancers:

  • 18+ years old
  • Applicants must have passed the Society of Russian Ballet Elementary exam or higher
  • Applicants must submit the Teacher’s Examination Request Form with two copies of their resumé (Exam fee is not required at that time.)
  • Their study process is under the mentorship of an active Associate (or higher level) member
  • They are required to purchase the Affiliate Guide
  • Their exam may be taken at any time and there is no limited time frame once study has started
  • Examination fee payable six weeks prior to their set exam date
  • They are not considered a member of the Society until they have been awarded their Associate exam

 

Associate Examination Procedure:

  • One examiner required
  • Teach a one-hour class for a minimum of four students up to and including Elementary, which must include the presentation of a small enchaînement. (Maximum length of enchaînement is 60 seconds.)
  • A 30-minute oral examination, which will include questions regarding pointe and work for males
  • A one-hour written examination

 

Associate Teacher Rights, Privileges & Requirements:

  • Once Associate membership is granted the teacher may present students for examination up to and including Intermediate
  • Associate Teachers may use the SRB Assoc. accreditation after their names and the Society’s logo in documents and advertising materials
  • Active Associate members will automatically be deemed non-active members if they do not enter students for examination for a period of two years. Active status may be regained by submitting students for examinations
  • Associate Teachers who wish to retain their profession associate with the Society of Russian Ballet, but do not submit students for examinations may become non-active members
  • All rights and privileges with the Society will be revoked when a member fails to remit their annual membership fees

 

Please contact the Society’s office for further information about becoming an Associate Teacher with the Society of Russian Ballet.

All …..is accomplished by systematic repetitions of the same movement a great number of times in succession.   For example, it is better to do one step eight times in succession than two or four combinations of steps for eight bars. – Agrippina Vaganova from Basic Principles of Classical Ballet page 15