Our Dancers learn the STDA syllabus for Highland Dance. There are generally 2 exam opportunities for dancers to demonstrate their skills to an examiner (usually from Scotland) every year. Exams are usually held in November and then again in February.
Pre-school and Primary dancers have the opportunity to participate in the “Dance Stars” program which allows them to prepare for their exams in the future by performing basic highland movements in front of the examiner. You can read more about medal tests by downloading our medal test PDF.
The requirements for all Highland Dance exams are available in PDF format [here].
Study Help for Your SDTA Theory Exams!
Pass your highland dancing SDTA theory exams with ease by studying with our custom flashcards. Coil bound and colour coded, they cover all grades from primary to Grade 6. Positions are shown in full colour and sword positions are diagrammed. Click on the flashcard photo to be taken to the Celtic Ceilidh online store where you can pre-purchase and then pick-up when you go to your next dance class.