Grade EXAMS 1-12

Friday 21st december 2018





Hen Lane Social Club

6 Beacon Road

Coventry, CV6 4DS




  • Dancers must receive approval from their teacher before applying for Grade Exams.

  • For more information about Grade Exams, please view the CLRG Grade Exam Syllabus.

  • Exam space will be confirmed once full payment is received.

  • Payment by Bank Transfer and please mark payment with “Grade Exams”




Important Deadlines:

  • Registration and payment for Grades 1-12 must be received by october 19th, 2018. Registration will not be accepted after october 19th 2018.

  • Digital copies can be emailed to to ensure they are received on time.



Madeleine Hall SDCRG






Please contact us at for any questions or concerns.




Rules & Regulations (per CLRG):

Only Basic Steps may be danced in the Preliminary grade and Grades 1, 2 & 3.

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.

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.

The same set dance must not be performed in more than one of the Grades from 9 to 12 inclusive.  

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.

Candidates must be able to adequately demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of all ceili dances as per “Ár Rincí Céilí ” as specified in the syllabus for Grades 5 -12 inclusive.

Dance costumes should not be worn.

All candidates must produce previous reports before proceeding to higher grades. Please bring to the exam.

Grade 11 may only be attempted by candidates at least 16 years of age.

Grade 12 may only be attempted by candidates at least 17 years of age.

A special application form and certificate/diploma will apply for Grades 11 and 12.

All 12 Grade Examinations must be completed to be eligible to apply for the TCRG Examination effective from January 1st 2018.



Grade Exam Rules (per CLRG):

A dancer may only take 3 grades at any one exam.

A three month period must elapse before the next grade is attempted.

Grade exams must be examined by at least 4 examiners up to grade 10 plus two different full examiners for grades 11 and 12.

A choice of examiners by the teacher is allowed up to grade 6, using a minimum of 2 examiners through these grades.

The same examiner may not examine in the same class for a period of 3 years.

From grade 7-10 the examiner is appointed by the Udarás from the rotation list.

A dancer would be permitted to retake any grade for a better score upon submission of a specific written request to the Udarás Scrúdaithe, with the understanding that the second result would replace the earlier one and that the dancer would be required to pay the usual fee for the grade being taken.

All 12 Grade exams must be completed to be eligible to apply for the TCRG examination effective from January 1st 2018.

All candidates must produce previous reports before proceeding to higher grades. Please bring to exam.

Applications must be submitted to An tUdarás Scrúdaithe for all grade examinations.

Results and expense sheets must be returned to Chairperson of An tUdarás Scrúdaithe, the results to the teacher/organizer within three weeks of the examinations.