Find the Level for You Medal Testing
Level 1 (ages 4-7)
Start your dancing career here! Intended for beginners age 4-7, here, dancers will focus on their strength, flexibility, and barre technique to create a strong foundation. Doing this allows for ease in mastering formations and dances later on. Students will begin to learn basic dances to get familiar with the tunes and beats.
One hour sessions.
Level 2 (ages 8-11)
Now that the basics have been covered, this is the time to work through more difficult dances, as wells as refine country dance skills. Warm-ups and cool-downs will help to improve stamina, flexibility, and muscle control.
One and a half hour sessions.
Level 3 (Ages 12 and up)
By this point, dancers have their basic repertoire of dances. Progression through medal tests is well underway, and a look at taking theory lessons to help technique should be considered. Dancers will start working on larger group numbers to focus on teamwork and expand the amount of dances for performances.
Two hour sessions.
How it works
Medal testing is done as an alternative to competition. Dancers progress through levels of testing in three main categories; Highland, National, and Jig/Hornpipe. Tests are conducted yearly around the end of February, and for each level passed, the student receives a medal or plaque, depending on the level.