Grade Exams Registration is Closed. Sorry, they filled up quickly
Grade Exams will be offered the day after both Feiseanna this February in St. Louis. We will open registration for them very soon.
The feiseanna will take place at the Hilton Ballpark hotel in downtown St. Louis. The Grade Exams will take place on the Monday after the feiseanna are done.
Please check back here for more details for registration.
If you are unsure what the Grade Exams are, you can get all the details on the Irish website at clrg.ie
Grade 1 S31
Grade 2 $31.
Grade 3 $31
Grade 4 $40
Grade 5 $40
Grade 6 $40
Grade 7 S52
Grade 8 $52
Grade 9 S52
Grade 10 $52
Grade 11 $100
Rules & Regulations
1.Only Basic Steps may be danced in the Preliminary grade and Grades 1, 2 & 3.
2. The number of bars of music to be danced to for all Reels, Single or Hop Jigs Light Jigs, Slip Jigs, Heavy Jigs and Hornpipes is 40.
3. St. Patrick's Day, Blackbird, Garden of Daisies, Job of Journeywork, King of the Fairies, Three Sea Captains, and Jockey to the Fair must be performed in a traditional style and manner
4. The same set dance must not be performed in more than one of the Grades from 9 to 12 inclusive.
5. A dancer must take all grades in order, beginning with Grade 1 - the Preliminary grade is optional. However, a candidate may only attempt a maximum of 3 consecutive Grades at any one sitting.
6. Candidates must be able to adequately demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of all ceili dances as per "Ar Rincí Céilí "as specified in the syllabus for Grades 5-12 inclusive.
7. Dance costumes should NOT be worn.
8. All candidates must produce previous reports before proceeding to higher grades. Please bring to the exam.
9. Grade 11 may only be attempted by candidates at least 16 years of age.
10. Grade 12 may only be attempted by candidates at least 17 years of age. -
11. A special application form and certificate/diploma will apply for Grades 11 and 12.
12. All 12 Grade Examinations must be completed to be eligible to apply for the TCRG Examination effective from January 1st 2018.
13. Scrudu Béil (Oral Irish Exam) for grades 1-4 in Ireland.