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Medal Tests

SDTA Medal tests are held in November of each dance year.  Please check the Members Only page for dates and schedules

 

The following syllabuses are available:

 

SDTA Tiny Tots Tests

 

Tiny Tots 1

1.        Bow

2.        Hands taken from 1st position to 3rd position and back into 1st position

3.        Point close from 1st position to 4th position

4.        Toe-Heel movement (with or without elevation)

5.        Jumps in 1st position and 4 claps.   Repeat

 

Tiny Tots 2

1.        Jumps in 1st position

2.        Changes in 3rd position

3.        Point close from 1st position to 4th position

4.        Spring points in 4th position

5.        Toe-Heel movement (with or without elevation)

6.        Single High Cuts

7.        Pas de Basques

                        Teacher to select five from 2nd Test.

 

Tiny Tots 3

1.        16 Pas De Basque to music

2.        High Cuts single)

3.        Pas de Basque over 1st Sword

4.        Open Pad Se Basque over 2nd and 4th Sword

5.        Hop point in 2nd position, Hop point in 3rd position,

Hop point  in 4th position, Hop point in 3rd position

6.        Spring points over 2nd Sword (with or without turning)

                        Teacher to select five from 3rd Test.

 

Tiny Tots 4

1.        16 Pas de Basque and High cuts to music.

2.        8 shedding or 1st Step Highland Fling

3.        Shedding RF 4 Toe-Heels 4 Claps (toe-heels with or without elevation)

4.        Shedding Turns (one foot only)

5.        Point close 1st position to 2nd position

6.        Arms to 1st to 2nd position back to 1st position

                        Teacher will select five movements from 3rd and 4th test.

 

Tiny Tots 5

                        Teacher to select 3 movements from 3rd Test and 3 movements from 4th Test.

 

SDTA Preparatory and Preliminary Tests

 

Preparatory Test

Demonstrate without music:    

Spring Points, Single High Cuts, Toe and Heel, Pas de Basque

Movements of elevation in 1st position (jumps)

 

Preliminary Test

6 pas de Basque and 4 single High Cuts repeated 4 times to music

Highland Fling – 1st, 3rd and 8th

Each step to be demonstrated separately without music

 

Alternative Preliminary Test

6 pas de Basque and 4 single High Cuts repeated 4 times to music

Sword Dance (2 steps) – 1st, 2nd or 4th

Each step to be demonstrated separately without music            

 

SDTA Highland Medal Test

 

Pre-Bronze Medal Test (one of)

Highland Fling - 4 steps

Sword - 2 slow steps and 1 quick step

 

Bronze Medal Test

Highland Fling - 4 steps

Sword - 2 slow steps and 1 quick step

 

Pre-Silver Medal Test

Highland Fling - 4 steps

Sword - 2 slow steps and 1 quick step

Basic Movements - Brushes (4 right foot, 4 left foot), Shuffles (8 times)

                        Hop Brush Beat Beat

 

Silver Medal Test

Highland Fling - 4 steps

Sword - 2 slow steps and 1 quick step

Seann Triubhas - 3 slow steps and 1 quick step

 

Pre-Gold Medal Test

Highland Fling - 4 steps

Sword - 2 slow steps and 1 quick step

Seann Triubhas - 3 slow steps and 1 quick step

Basic Movements - Backsteps, Spring point turn, Shakes (from 2nd step Seann Truibhas),

Shake, shake, down (4th step of Seann Truibhas)

 

Gold Medal Test

Highland Fling - 6 steps

Sword - 3 slow steps to include 4th step (pointing) and 8th step

                        (crossing and pointing quick step)

Seann Triubhas - 4 slow steps and 2 quick steps

Demonstrate - Strathspey Movement

 

Scottish Award Medal Test

Highland Fling - 6 steps

Sword - 3 slow steps to include 3rd step (toe/heel) and 8th step

               (crossing) and pointing quick step)

Seann Triubhas - 4 slow steps and 2 quick steps

Half Tulloch - 4 parts, or

                Strathspey & Highland Reel (2 & 2)

 

Scottish Award 2 Medal Test

Highland Fling - 6 steps

Sword - 3 slow steps to include 5th step (diagonal points) and 8th step

              (crossing & pointing quick step)

Seann Triubhas - 4 slow steps to include 2nd step (side travel) and 2 quick steps

Strathspey & Reel of Tulloch - 2 Strathspey and 4 parts Reel

 

Scottish Award 3 Medal Test

Highland Fling - 4 steps to include the 5th (second back-stepping) and

                        7th alt (double shake and rock)

Sword - 3 slow steps to include 6th (reverse points) and

                        7th (open Pas de basque quick step)

Seann Triubhas - 4 slow to include 6th alt (leap and shedding) and the

                        8th (side heel and toes) and 2 quick steps

Strathspey and Highland Reel

                        2 Strathspey, Highland Reel 2 steps – 6th (balance and round-

                        the-leg) and last (high cutting) steps

 

Scottish Award 4 Medal Test

Highland Fling - 4 steps to include the 5th alt (second back-stepping

                        Alternate Method) step

Sword - 2 slow and 2 quick steps

Seann Triubhas - 4 slow steps to include 6th (leap and High cut) step and the 7th

                        alt (high cut in front and balance with shuffles) and travel step

                        2 quick steps, 14th (heel-and-toe, shedding and back-stepping)

                        and 11th (toe-and-heel and rock) step

Reel of Tulloch - Complete.  The 2nd (shake and travel), 7th (back-step and

                        Travel), 8th (assemble and travel) and last (high cutting) step

                                                                                                must be included.

 

Scottish Award 5 Medal Test

Highland Fling - 1st, 5th (second back-stepping), 6th (cross-over), and

                        8th (last shedding).

Sword - 1st, 2nd (open Pas de basque), 3rd (toe heel – finish with high

                        cuts), 8th step (crossing and pointing quick step)

Seann Triubhas - 1st alt (with pas de basque), 3rd (diagonal travel).

                        4th alt (backward travel alternate method woth travel), 7th (high

                        cut in front and balance, danced on the spot), 13th (heel-and-toe

                        and shedding), 15th (back stepping)

Strathspey/Highland Reel - Strathspey – 2 steps

                        Highland Reel – 4 steps, 2nd (shake and travel), 7th (back-step

                        and travel), 10th (shuffle) and last (high cutting)

 

STDA National Medal Tests

 

Pre-Bronze – One Dance tests

The Scottish Lilt - 4 steps

Flora MacDonald’s Fancy - 4 steps

 

Bronze

The Scottish Lilt - 4 steps

Flora MacDonald’s Fancy - 4 steps

 

Silver

The Scottish Lilt - 4 steps

Flora MacDonald’s Fancy - 4 steps

Wilt Thou go to Barracks, Johnny  - 4 steps

 

Gold

Flora MacDonald’s Fancy

                        1st, 3rd  (diagonal travel), 5th (hop brush beat beat) and 6th (last step)

Wilt Thou go to Barracks, Johnny

                        1st, 3rd (point-backstep), 5th (high cut action), 8th (last step)

Highland Laddie

                        1st, 3rd (shuffles), 4th (heel/toe travel), 6th (last step)

 

Scottish Award

Highland Laddie

                        1st, 2nd (point & extend), 5th (brush & travel), 6th (last step)

Blue Bonnets

                        1st, 2nd (retire skip), 5th (high cut in front), 6th (last step)

Scotch Measure

                        1st, 2nd (brush/assemble), 5th (pas de basque), 6th (last step)

 

Scottish Award 2

Blue Bonnets

                        1st, 3rd (assemble & travel), 4th (slide & glide), 6th (last step)

Scotch Measure

                        1st, 3rd (plie/turn), 4th (skip change of step), 6th (last step)

Village Maid

                        1st, 2nd (Russian Bouree-4 times), 5th (Seven-step slide travel), 6th (last step)

 

Scottish Award 3

Village Maid

                        1st, 3rd (hop & travel), 4th (hop & bourree), 6th (last step)

Earl of Errol

                        1st, 2nd  (double treble), 3rd hop & travel), 6th (last step)

Hebridean Laddie

                        1st, 2nd (assemble step close), 3rd (hop point beat beat), 8th (last step)