... if you've moved from another area or dance school, you may have already mastered some levels or passed exams.  We use the I.S.T.D examining board taught and recognised by vocational schools from the best commercial dance colleges to The Royal Ballet School.  You might find that a different training method might mean you need to join a lower or higher grade than you were previously used to, e.g. RAD Ballet students usually find it easier to spend a little time in the grade below as there are more jumps in the same Imperial Ballet Grade!  You will know how long you've been dancing and which exams you've passed, and it's easy to trial a class and try another level on the teacher's advice if it's too hard or easy.