Preparatory Preliminary (Highland Fling) Alternative Preliminary ( Sword Dance)

Dancers must demonstrate the following movements without music:

- Spring Points

- Single High Cuts

- Toe and Heel

- Pas de Basques

- Jumps in 1st Position

Dancers must complete the following:

 

- Pas De Basques and High Cuts to music

 

- The 1st (shedding), 3rd (Toe and Heel), and 8th (Last Shedding) steps of the Highland Fling must be demonstrated separately without music.

 

 

Dancers must complete the following:

 

- Pas De Basques and High Cuts to music

 

- 1st (Addressing the Swords) and either the 2nd (Open Pas de Basque) or the 4th (Pointing) steps of the Sword must be demonstrated separately without music.

 

 

*Dancers may not take both Preliminary Exams during the same exam session

 

 Level

Fling

Sword

Seann Triubhas

Reel

Cost

Pre-Bronze*

4 Steps

No backstepping step may be performed

2 & 1

No Step Restrictions

 

 

$19.00

Bronze

4 Steps

No Step Restrictions

2 & 1

No Step Restrictions

 

$23.00

Pre-Silver

4 Steps

No Step Restrictions

2 & 1

No Step Restrictions

Dancers must demonstrate 4 brushes on each foot, 8 shuffles, and a hop brush beat beat movement.

 

$24.00

Silver

4 Steps

No Step Restrictions

2 & 1

Requirements:

8th: Crossing and Pointing Quick-Step

3 & 1

No Step Restrictions

 

$25.00

Pre-Gold

4 steps

No Step Restrictions

Backsteps must be demonstrated

2 & 1

No Step Restrictions

Spring point turns must be demonstrated

3 & 1

No Step Restrictions

Dancers must demonstrate a shake movement from the 2nd step (Side Travel) as well as a shake-shake-down movement.

 

$26.00

Gold

6 Steps

No Step Restrictions

3 & 1

Requirements:

4th: Pointing

8th: Crossing and Pointing Quick-Step

4 & 2

No Step Restrictions

Dancers must demonstrate a Strathspey Movement

$28.00

Scottish Award 1

6 Steps

 

No Step Restrictions

3 & 1

Requirements:

3rd: Toe-And-Heel

8th: Crossing and Pointing Quick-Step

4 & 2

No Step Restrictions

Half Tulloch OR Strathspey & Highland Reel

No Step Restrictions

 

      $34.00

Scottish Award 2

6 Steps

No Step Restrictions

3 & 1

Requirements:

5th: Diagonal Points

8th: Crossing and Pointing Quick-Step

4 & 2

Requirements:

2nd: Side Travel

      Strathspey & Half Tulloch

 

$38.00

Scottish Award 3

4 Steps

Requirements:

5th: Second Back-Stepping

7th alt: Double Shake and Rock

3 & 1

Requirements:

6th: Reverse Points

7th: Open Pas De Basque Quick-Step

4 & 2

Requirements:

6th alt: Leap and Shedding

8th:Side Heel-and-Toe

Strathspey & Highland Reel

Requirements:

6th Reel Step: Balance and Round-the-Leg

 

      $42.00

Scottish Award 4

4 Steps

Requirements:

5th alt: Second Back-Stepping Alternative Method

2 & 2

No Step Restrictions

4 & 2

Requirements:

6th: Leap and High Cut

7th alt: High Cut in Front and Balance with travel

11th: Toe Heel Rocking

14th: Heel, and Toe, Shedding, and Back-Stepping

Reel of Tulloch

Requirements:

2nd Reel Step: Shake and Travel

7th Reel Step: Back-Step and Travel

8th Reel Step: Assemble and Travel

 

$46.00

Scottish Award 5

Candidates must be 13 & Older

4 steps 

Requirements:

1st: Shedding

5th: Second Back-Stepping

6th: Cross-over

8th: Last Shedding

3 & 1 

Requirements:

1st: Addressing the Swords

2nd: Open Pas De Basque

3rd: Toe-And-Heel

8th: Crossing and Pointing Quick-Step

4 & 2

Requirements:

1st alt: Brushing with Pas de Basques

3rd: Diagonal Travel

4th alt: Backward Travel Alternative Method

7th: High Cut in Front and Balance

13th: Heel-and-Toe Shedding

15th: Back-Stepping

Strathspey & Highland Reel

Requirements:

2nd Reel Step: Shake and Travel

7th Reel Step: Back-Step and Travel

10th Reel Step: Shuffle

Last Reel Step: High Cutting

 

$48.00

*Either the Fling or the Sword Dance may be performed