Grade Exams at the 2020 Raleigh Feis

Schedule your Grade Exams for the 2020 Raleigh Feis

The Inis Cairde Parent Association and the Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance is proud to offer 6 Grade Examinations this year.

We are offering Preliminary and Grades 1-6. Please log into QuickFeis to register, or see the Grade Exam Syllabus.

Grade Examinations will be held on Friday, February 7, starting at 7:00pm

Grade Exam Registration is now OPEN at QuickFeis!

What Are / Why Grade Exams?

Grade exams are one way to show your dance proficiency outside of a competitive environment. They aim to ensure that dancers at all levels learn the basics of each dance, and that each dancer is given guidance on ways to improve his/her dancing. The exams are different from competitions, as the focus is more on the individual.

Feedback is given to each dancer, highlighting their good points as well as things they need to improve. Credits from the grade exams can be applied toward the solo dance portion of the TCRG and ADCRG examination. Dancers do not need to be regular feis competitors in order to participate in the grade exams.

Talk to your TCRG/ADCRG if you have questions about the grade examinations. Further information can also be found on the An Coimisiun site.

Grade Exams at the Raleigh Feis

We are offering Preliminary and Grades 1-6. Different dances are specified for each grade.

  • Each grade must be passed before a dancer may attempt the next grade.
    • QuickFeis registration will require you to document past passed exams.
    • You must also bring original certificates and other documents to the exam as proof of passing past exams - you will not be able to take advanced exams without these!
  • Only up to three grade examinations may be taken at one time.
  • A certificate is awarded for each grade passed.
  • A dancer who passes all twelve grades receives "The Diploma of the Irish Dancing Commission".