Medal Tests:

Highland National Jig And Hornpipe Theory

Highland:
 

Fling

Sword

Sean Triubhas

Reel

Preparatory Test



High Cuts, Toe & Heel, Pas de Bas & jumps in 1st position.      
Alternative Preliminary Test




  6 Pad de bas & 4 High Cuts to music, 1st, Pointing & last step without music.

   
Preliminary Test

6 Pas de bas & 4 High Cuts to music, 1st, Toe & Heel & last steps without music.

     

Pre-Bronze

4 Steps

2 & 1

   
Bronze

4 Steps 2 & 1    

Pre Silver

4 steps

2 & 1

  Demonstrate Brushes (4 RF & 4 LF) Shuffles – 8 times, Hop Brush Beat Beat.

Silver

4 Steps 2 & 1 3 & 1



Pre Gold

4 steps

2 & 1

3 & 1

Demonstrate Backsteps, Spring Point turns, Shakes from Sean Truibhas, Shake Down from 4th step of the Sean Truibhas

Gold



6 Steps

3 & 1

Pointing

4 & 2

Demonstrate the Strathspey Movement

Scottish Award


6 Steps

3 & 1

Toe Heel

4 & 2

Half Tulloch OR Strathspey & Highland Reel

Scottish Award 2



6 Steps

3 & 1

Diagonal

4 & 2

Strathspey & Half Tulloch

Scottish Award 3




4 Steps

2nd back step, double shake & rock

3& 1

Reverse & open pdb quick step

4 & 2

Leap & shedding, Side Heel & Toe

Strathspey & Highland Reel

Balance & round the leg

Scottish Award 4

4 Steps

“Out High Cut”

2 & 2

4 & 2

Leap & H.C, HC. in front & balance – moving

Heel Toe, Shedding & backstepping, Toe Heel & rock

Reel of Tulloch

Shake & Travel, Backstep & Travel, Assemble & Travel

Scottish Award 5

Candidates must be 13 & Older

4 steps

2nd Backsteping & Crossover

3 & 1 

Open Pdb,Toe & Heel with HC

4 & 2

1st alt, Diag. Travel, Backward Trav.HC in front & Balance, Heel Toe & Shed, Backstepping

Strathspey & Highland Reel

Shake & Travel, Back step & Travel, Assemble & Travel

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National:

National Dress should be worn from Pre-Bronze to Scottish Award 2.  Highland dress for Scottish Award 3 & 4

 

Dance #1

Dance #2

Dance #3

Pre-Bronze

4 steps –Lilt or Flora

   

Bronze

Lilt  - 4

Flora - 4

 

Silver


 Lilt - 4

Flora - 4

 

Johnny - 4

Gold


Flora - 1st, Diag. Travel, Pas de Bas, last

 Johnny - 1st, Point-b/step, High cut, last,

 

 Laddie - 4 Shuffles, Side Travel, last.

Scottish Award

Laddie - 1st, Point Extend, Brush & Travel, Last

Scotch Measure - 1st, Brush/Assemble, Pas de Bas, last

Blue Bonnets - 1st, Retire Skip, High cut in front, Last

Scottish Award 2

Blue Bonnets - 1st, Ass. & Travel, Diag. Travel, Last

 

Village Maid – 1st, Russian Bouree, Seven Step, Last

Scotch Measure - 1st, Plie/Turn, Skip change of step, Last

Scottish Award 3

Village Maid - 1st, Hop & Travel, Hop & Bourree, Last

Earl of Errol - 1st, Double Treble, Hop & Travel, Last

Hebridean Laddie - 1st, Hop point beat beat, Ronde, Last

Scottish Award 4
Highland (Kilt) worn

Earl of Errol - 1st, Double Treble, hop & Travel, Last

Tribute - 1st, Pas de Bas/Balance, Ass./Change, Last

Hebridean Laddie - 1st, Diag. Travel, Ronde, Last

Scottish Award 5
Highland (Kilt) worn

Earl of Errol - 1st, BAlance, Doulbe Treble Turning, Last - with leaps

Tribute - 1st, Siag. Travel, Side Travel, Last

Hebridean Laddie - 1st, Ass. step close, Heel Beat, Last

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Jig And Hornpipe:
 

Irish Jig

Sailors' Hornpipe

Pre-Bronze

4 steps

4 steps

Bronze

4 steps

1st Circle, 2nd Shuffling, 6th Diag. Travel, Triple Shuffle

4 steps

1st Circle, 2nd Shuffling, 9th Heel Pull, 16th HC.

Silver

5 steps

1st Circle, 2nd Shuffling, 10th 4 beat side run, 5th Flap, Triple Shuffle

5 steps

1st Circle, 2nd Shuffling, 6th Gathering in, 12th Rocking, 16th HC

Gold

6 steps

1st Circle, 2nd Shuffling, 11th 2nd Diag. Travel, 4th Chase, 7th Donnybrook, 8th Cross & Clip Heels

6 steps

1st Circle, 3rd Diag. Travel, 13th Toe-Heel,17th Look-Out, 5th Scissors, 16th HC.

Scottish Award

6 steps

1st Circle, 2nd Shuffling, 3rd Break step, 9th Diag. Roll, Toe-Tap, Heel Travel

6 steps

1st Circle, 2nd Shuffling, 14th Run & Cable Haul, 4th,Farewell, 8th or 15th Crab Walk - Circling or Forward, 16th HC

Scottish Award 2

6 steps

Intro Method 5, 1st with cramp roll,2nd with toe-tap break,3rd - alt method,5th flap with hop, 4th Chase, method A, 8th Cross & clip

6 steps

Intro alt method with Break A, 1st polka step, 2nd with break C with shake mov. 12th alt Rocking, 11th Low cutting with Break C, 15th Forward Crab, 16th variations of H.C.'s

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Theory:

NOTE: All theory exams come with a practical component not listed here.

This is just the theory portion of the examination.


 

General

Positions Feet

Positions Arms

Positions Head

Basic Movements

Primary

Up to and Including age 10 yrs

Dances:

Fling - 4

Sword - 2&1

Demo. the correct stance in 1st, Spots & Spaces used in the Sword Dance

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

Bow, Hop, Spring, Shedding, Toe & Heel, Rock, Closed pas de bas for Sword, Spring Point in 4th position.

Grade 1

Dances:

Fling  - 4

Sword - 2&1

Demonstrate & describe all work in Primary

3rd  rear, 3rd Aerial & 3rd Pear Aerial Positions & the ˝ point

     

Grade 2

Dances:

Fling - 6

Sword - 2&1



The Line of Direction, explain how to place the foot on the Toe & Heel & the amount of Weight taken on both.

4th intermediate ground & aerial; 4th opposite 5th. Explain the terms ground & rear

Grouping of fingers, 4th, 5th position

1st and 2nd position

Spring points, open pas de bas in all positions and in which steps they would be danced, shake for Fling & Back Steps

Grade 3

Dances:

Sword - 3&1

Sean Triubhas 4&2

Placing of the Working foot on the ball, & the amount of weight taken. The placement of the Supp. foot.

Describe terms Open, Closed & Aerial

Previous Grade

 

Assemble, Disassemble, High-Cutting, Outward Brush, Inward Brush, Shuffle, Shake for Sean Triubhas

Grade 4

Dances:

Sean Triubhas 4&2

Strathspey & Highland Reel 2&2

Previous Grade

All rear positions, 3rd crossed

Describe Raising and lowering of arms

 

Step, Pivot Turn, Change, Balance, Travelling balance, Progressive Strathspey & Progressive Reel movements.

Grade 5

Dances:

Sean Triubhas 4&2

Strathspey & Reel of Tulloch 2&4

Introductions to Fling, Sword, Sean Triubhas & Strathspey

Different methods of placing the working foot in the five basic position

General rules for arm and headwork in co-ordination with foot work

 

High Cut in Front, Heel and Toe, Hop Brush Beat Beat, Shake Shake Down, Leap& Propelled Pivot Turn

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