The Cecchetti Method is a worldwide training and examination system in Classical Ballet. The CICB (Cecchetti International Classical Ballet) is an organization that links the International Cecchetti Societies around the world. Examinations are scheduled, and qualified examiners are provided for students across Canada. The purpose of these examinations is to give teachers and students specific goals to work towards and to maintain standards of development consistent with international standards.
There are three categories of Cecchetti examinations for students in Canada:
- Class Examinations – Designed for children to develop enjoyment of movement and dance quality.
- Grade Examinations – Designed to be more technically demanding and to provide a solid artistic and technical base for advancement to higher levels.
- Major Examinations – Career oriented, with a high level of technique and artistry expected.
Each year VAB students may be selected to participate in Cecchetti Canada examinations with a recognized and experienced examiner. Entries for these examinations are at the discretion of the School Principal.