Frequently Asked Questions for Level Certification

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 Freuquently Askes Questions for Level Certification

  • How do I schedule a private class with Schadia (or one of the other Nazeem Allayl Instructors)?
    Call (404) 638-6530 for rates and availability.
  • Can I take the workshops/courses and not test?
    Yes, testing is optional.
  • Can I just take the 5 Week Courses & NOT take the workshops?
    Yes, of course.
  • Can I just take the Worskhops & NOT take the 5 Week Courses?
    Yes, you can. If you are an advanced dancer who just needs the level 1 certification to be able to test for higher levels, the workshops are just fine for you. If you are a beginner dancer, you should take the 5 weeks courses AND the workshop.
  • I am testing for the first time & see the test is given in sections. Can I test 1 section, but not the others? i.e. a Section at a time?
    Yes, you can. You pay for the whole test and have test-credit for the sections you are not testing this time.

  • What is the pre-test vs. the test?
    The pre-test tests the same skills as the actual test, and you get the same score card with pass/fail information plus comments. The pre-test is conducted in a much more informal setting, with the biggest difference being that Schadia will give you immediate feedback and when possible tell you how to fix any mistakes right away. The pre-test is tremendously helpful, because it gives you time to fix things, i.e. you can use the technique DVDs and/or schedule private classes to work on the moves you need more help with, or to work on a choreography if you don't have all the steps down as needed.
  • How do you score the tests?
    Each technique has a checklist (Can do/Can't do, plus a comment field for issues). You must pass 85% of the techniques to pass the technique section.
    Each choreography has a checklist for all the steps of the choreography, PLUS a checklist for all the technique used in the choreography. You must pass the steps AND do them basically technically correct (85%) to pass a choreography section.
  • Who scores the tests?
    Schadia with the assistance of other instructors trained in the Nazeem Allayl style.
  • If I take the pre-test and pass, do I still have to take the test?
    Yes. You don't pass the pre-test. The pre-test is a preparation for the test, not an actual test. The pre-test is much more casual, there might be pauses for explanations, and Schadia will take time with you and give you feedback so you know what to work on.

  • What if I fail 1 section, but pass the other 2?
    You can re-rest the failed sections at the next test date in 6 months.
  • What do I get if I pass a Level Test?
    A certificate detailing what you have achieved, plus a T-shirt with a custom logo reflecting your level.
  • What happens if I fail?
    You can re-take the failed section (i.e. technique section, or the choreography you had problems with) at the next test. We test twice a year (December and July).

  • What happens if I pay for a Workshop but don’t come?
    We have a 24hr notification period. If you cancel before that time, you get a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). If you cancel less than 24 hours, there is no refund.
  • What happens if I pay for Testing but don’t come?
    We have a 24hr notification period. If you cancel before that time, you get a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). If you cancel less than 24 hours, there is no refund.

  • When is Level 2 Testing?
    Starting July 2016.
  • Can I do Level 2 Testing w/o passing Level 1?
    No. But we will offer the option to test level 1 right before level 2 in July 2016. Just remember that that's a lot of combined technique and 4 choreographies total.
  • I've been belly dancing w/Nazeem Allayl for a long time. Can I just get a certificate?
    No.
  • How does the NAIT L1 technique class compare to the Hypnotic Hips and Upper Body?
    NAIT level 1 includes selected technique from both Hypnotic Hips and Upper Body, but not all. If you can take Hypnotic Hips AND Upper Body, you are already learning all the moves from level 1, plus a few that will be part of level 2 testing.
  • Is there a special version of the test for special populations, i.e. senior/children/handicapped?
    At this point, there is only one version of the test for all.
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