Exams

At EMPAS we currently do exams in Ballet, Modern/Jazz, Theatre Craft, Tap, Freestyle and Musical Theatre with the IDTA examination board. We hold approximately 4 exam sessions a year within our own studios at Newburn Old Town Hall and we always help pupils towards the successes they want, we have an excellent pass rate as well as very high marks across all subjects at all levels.

We also do LAMDA exams in singing and drama. We can also train dancers for their teachers exams with the IDTA and pupils have achieved excellent results.

www.idta.co.uk

https://www.lamda.ac.uk/

Please see members page for more information regarding fees/exam dress/rehearsals

Theatre Award Nominees and Results

The IDTA Theatre Awards are held once a year. They take all pupils from across the UK and all international schools who have showed potential in that subject while doing an IDTA exam.

IDTA Theatre Awards Achievements (2012-Present)

We receive many Theatre Award nominations yearly for the successes of the IDTA exam sessions we put forward. Over 6000 students are put forward for IDTA exam sessions every year and a select few are nominated for these scholarships. The Theatre Awards are held in Manchester yearly and students from schools internationally take part. They are nominated at certain grades (Grade 4+) by the IDTA examiner. The nominees all perform a class and a dance with a lecturer in front of an audience and awards are given at the end. We are lucky enough to have had pupils take part in these for a number of years and we have had some great successes in the past, see below.

2021 – So Far…
Ballet Grades – Hannah Quigley
Ballet Grades – Poppy Old
Ballet Grades – Libby Smith
Ballet Grades – Kady Martin
Theatre Craft Grades – Libby Smith
Tap Performers- Sophie Reddy
Ballet Performers – Libby Donnelly

2020
Theatre Craft Performers – Luke Fairless – 1st Place Winner
Tap Performers – Luke Fairless – 1st Place Winner & Winner of the Ken Dodd Tap Award
Ballet Performers – Luke Fairless – Runner Up
Tap Grades – Libby Donnelly – Finalist
Modern Jazz Grades – Luke Fairless – Finalist
Modern Jazz Grades – Megan Newell (Did not attend)
Ballet Grades – Libby Donnelly
Theatre Craft Grades – Libby Donnelly
Theatre Craft Performers – Sophie Reddy

2019
Ballet Grades – Luke Fairless – Runner Up & Winner of the Veronica Tweedle Award
Modern Jazz Grades – Luke Fairless – 7th Commendation
Theatre Craft Grades – Luke Fairless – Finalist
Theatre Craft Grades – Sophie Reddy – Finalist
Ballet Grades – Sophie Reddy

2018
Theatre Craft Grades – Luke Fairless – Runner Up
Theatre Craft Performers – Elena Davidson – 3rd Commendation
Tap Grades – Luke Fairless – Finalist
Ballet Performers – Elena Davidson
Ballet Performers – Katy Walton (Did not attend)
Modern Performers – Elena Davidson
Modern Performers – Sophie Liddle (Did not attend)
Modern Performers – Sophie Emson
Theatre Craft Grades – Emily Newell (Did not attend)
Theatre Craft Grades – Sophie Reddy
Tap Grades – Sophie Reddy
Tap Grades – Keira Birkett

2017
Theatre Craft Grades – Elena Davidson- 1st Place Winner 
Theatre Craft Grades – Hannah Elliott – 3rd Commendation
Tap Grades –  Luke Fairless – 3rd Commendation 
Tap Performers – Hannah Elliott – Finalist
Ballet Grades – Luke Fairless – Finalist
Modern Grades – Sophie Emson – Finalist
Theatre Craft Grades – Sophie Emson
Ballet Performers – Katy Walton (Did not attend)
Tap Grades – Jessica Thompson

2016
Theatre Craft Grades – 2nd Commendation 
Modern Grades  – Hannah Elliott – 3rd Commendation
Tap Grades – 3rd Commendation
Theatre Craft Grades – Elena Davidson – 5th Commendation
Theatre Craft Grades – 6th Commendation
Modern Grades – Elena Davidson – Finalist
Ballet Performers – Hannah Elliott
Theatre Craft Performers – Sophie Liddle
Theatre Craft Performers – Ashley Williamson
Modern Grades – Katy Walton (Did not attend)
Modern Grades – Sophie Liddle
Theatre Craft Grades – Sophie Emson

2015
Ballet Grades – 1st Place Winner 
Modern Grades – 6th Commendation 
Ballet Grades – Finalist – Sophie Emson
Ballet Grades – Elena Davidson

2014
Modern Performers – 1st Commendation
Theatre Craft Performers – 2nd Commendation 
Ballet Grades – 4th Commendation
Modern Performers – Kathryn Hitchcock

2013
Ballet Performers – 1st Place Winner
Theatre Craft Grades – 3rd Commendation
Modern Performers – Samantha Varty
Modern Performers – Kathryn Hitchcock
Ballet Grades – Hannah Elliott
Theatre Craft Grades – Kathryn Hitchcock

2012
Ballet Grades – 1st Commendation
Theatre Craft Grades – 2nd Commendation