Well, I’ll try and be humble and say that what I’m about to say is really not that big of a deal.

BUT NO!!! That’d be a total lie!!! It is TOO a big deal! Dude, I had like 3 anxiety attacks because of the stupid event!

So. I’m actually proud to say that I passed my Cecchetti Gr. III Teacher’s Exam Commended. 🙂

Here are the scores you can get on your exams – for the record:

  1. Fail
  2. Pass Conditional (You have to study the next level for 2 years before you can take the next exam.)
  3. Pass
  4. Pass Plus
  5. Pass Commended
  6. Pass Highly Commended

Pass Commended is what I’ve always received on my Cecchetti Exams. I’ve taken the Student Grade I and now the Teacher Grades I, II and III. I think it’s pretty cool, actually. I don’t know if I’ll ever get a Highly Commended. I would think those would be pretty hard to get on a Teacher’s Exam. There’s just so much room for error in the Teacher’s Exams – you have to stop and explain things – sometimes in grave detail…. it can be pretty nerve-racking!

Anyway – I know some of you were, along with me, wondering what my score was….so….that’s it: Pass Commended! Too cool. If they gave out awards, this would be me – all proud of it…

(The lady above, however, is really not me. Much to your surprise. It is Darcy Bussell as Terpsichore in George Balachine’s highly acclaimed ballet: Apollo. I think she’s holding a lute or something…not sure… but isn’t that a great picture??)