Primary: $19.00

General: Dancers must demonstrate the correct stance and indicate the spots and spaces used in the Sword Dance.

Positions of the Feet: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions.

Positions of the Hands: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions.

Basic Movements: Dancers must demonstrate and describe a bow, hop, spring, shedding, toe-and-heel, rock, closed pas de basque, and spring points in fourth position.

Practical: 4 step Highland Fling as well as a 2 & 1 Sword Dance

Grade 1: $21.00

Technique: Dancers must demonstrate and describe all of the work in Primary plus describe 3rd rear, 3rd aerial and 3rd rear aerial positions and placing the foot on the half point.

Practical: 4 step Highland Fling as well as a  2 & 1 Sword Dance

Grade 2: $23.00

Technique: To include all in previous Grades plus:

General: The dancer must explain the line of direction and explain how one places the foot on the Toe & Heel along with the amount of weight on both.

Positions of the Feet: 4th intermediate (ground and aerial), and 4th opposite 5th.  Also, explain the terms ground and rear.

Positions of the Arms: Grouping of the fingers and 4th and 5th positions.

Position of Head: 1st and 2nd positions

Basic Movements: Dancers must describe spring points, open pas de basque (in all positions and explain in which steps they would be danced), shake for the Highland Fling and Back Steps.

Practical: 6 step Highland Fling as well as a 2 & 1 Sword Dance

Grade 3: $25.00

Technique: To include all in previous Grades plus:

General: Dancers must describe placing the working foot on the ball and the amount of weight taken in this position.  They must also describe the placing of the supporting foot.

Positions of Feet: The dancer must describe terms open, closed and aerial.

Positions of Arms: As previous grades.

Basic Positions: Dancers must describe assemble, disassemble, high cutting, outward brush, inward brush, shuffle, and the shake for Seann Triubhas movements.

Practical: 3 &1 Sword Dance as well as a 4 & 2 Seann Triubhas

Grade 4: $27.00

Technique: To include all in previous Grades plus:

Positions of the Feet: All rear positions and 3rd cross position.

Positions of the Arms: The dancer must describe the raising and lowering of the arms.

Basic Movements: Dancers must describe step, pivot turn, change, balance, travelling balance, progressive Strathspey movement, and progressive Reel movement.

Practical: 4 & 2 Seann Triubhas, 2 & 2 Strathspey & Highland Reel and either a 4 step Fling or a 2 & 1 Sword at the discretion of the examiner.

Grade 5: $29.00

Technique: To include all in previous Grades plus:

General: Dancers must describe the introduction to the Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas and Strathspey.

Positions of the Feet: Different methods of placing the Working Foot in the 5 basic positions.

Positions of the Arms: The dancer must describe the general rules for arm and head work in co-ordination with foot work.

Basic Movements: Dancers must describe high cut in front, heel & toe, Hop brush beat beat , shake shake down, leap and propelled pivot turn.

Practical:  4 & 2 Seann Triubhas, 2 & 4 Strathspey & Reel of Tulloch and either a 4 step Fling or a 2 & 1 Sword at the discretion of the examiner.