2020 Colorado Celtic Indoor Competition, Metals & Workshop Weekend

This year we will be combining everything into one weekend with a competition, medals testing, and workshop all together!

When:  Saturday February 1, 2020
    Morning — Competition at Stargate Academy (Northglenn, CO) 
    Afternoon/Evening — Medals Testing at Cristy Jones’ studio (Broomfield, CO)

Workshop (location TBD):  Sunday, February 2, 2020

What is Medals Testing?

A dancer is compared to a set standard and granted an achievement award based on his/her performance.  There are three organizations that offer medal testing.  The British Association of teachers of Dancing (BATD), the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA) and the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA).  As an example the system of the BATD will be used most dance teachers in the central Interior are BATD teachers).  

For a dancer, the level in medal testing of BATD are:
First Steps
Pre-Bronze,
Bronze
Silver,
Pre-Gold
Blue Riband
Medallion
British Award
Premier Award
Annual Award

Highland and National dances are tested separately.  There are separate categories for the Jig and Hornpipe.  In each of the categories, specific steps are tested.

In each level, the dancer may be awarded a Pass, Pass Plus, Commended or Highly Commended.

Achievement in the bronze, silver and gold levels are necessary for anyone wishing to advance to the Teaching levels. The Teaching levels include student teacher, associate member, member and fellow.  

A Dancer may also take exams in Theory at various levels, Highland theory includes Primary, Grade 1 through 5 and Elementary levels.  National theory include Grade 1 through 5 and Elementary levels.

The awards includes Honors as well as those listed for the Highland and National exams. Dancers who receive Honors on their theory exam are eligible to be nominated for the BATD Scholarship Weekend held each fall.

Medals Tests are great feedback from a judge AND a certificate and medal from Scotland if you meet the standard!