If you have trained for at least 12 months since taking the Intro class, and averaged and least 2-3 visits per week (with a minimum of 150 visits), then you are eligible to test for the elite Black Band. At this point, you should be mostly self-directed in your training, and be able to flow with your own personal style.
The Black Band test consists of the three categories listed below. Scoring is based on completion, cleanliness of movement, proper form, and ambidexterity (where applicable). Deductions are given for each individual mistake. Mistakes can be anything from a break in flow, to a hard landing, to bumping into something, to an obvious technical error.