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Grade Exams

Offering Grade Exams 1 through 6

Grade exams will be held at the Krewe of Eire Feis

901 Airline Drive

Kenner, LA 70062

Hilton Airport New Orleans

(504) 469-5000

Reserve by December 31, 2016 for special rate of $114

Mention Group/Convention Code: MNF

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Exams will take place between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

We are offering preliminary through Grade 6 exams


  1. Preliminary – $20
  2. Grades 1 through 3 – $25 per grade exam
  3. Grades 4 through 6 – $35 per grade exam

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General Information:

Grade examinations are unlike competitions in that each candidate is individually examined and receives a detailed written assessment of their performance and knowledge for the grade being attempted. They are open to both male and female candidates regardless of age and ability. Each grade must be passed and certificate awarded before candidate attempts the next level.

What to Wear:

Competition attire is not necessary or allowed (i.e. wig or solo dress). Please wear a shirt (without any school affiliation) with dark colored bottoms, dark tights, or socks.

Grade Examination Rules:

  1. A dancer may only take 3 grades at any one exam.
  2. A three month period must elapse before the next grade is attempted.
  3. Grade exams must be examined by at least 4 examiners up to grade 10 plus two different full examiners for grades 11 and 12.
  4. A choice of examiners by the teacher is allowed up to grade 6, using a minimum of 2 examiners through these grades.
  5. The same examiner may not examine in the same class for a period of 3 years.
  6. From grade 7-10 the examiner is appointed by the Udaras from the rotation list.
  7. A dancer would be permitted to retake any grade for a better score upon submission of a specific written request to the Udaras Scrudaithe, 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.
  8. All 12 grade exams must be completed to be eligible to apply for the TCRG examination effective January 1, 2018.
  9. All candidates must produce previous reports before proceeding to higher grades. Please bring to the exam.
  10. TCRG examination effective from January 1st 2018.