Kids in Kilts School of Highland Dance provides students the opportunity to take medal tests through the Scottish Dance Teacher’s Alliance (SDTA). Every November and February SDTA sends an Examiner (usually from Scotland) to Winnipeg to test dancers on their ability to complete the requirements of particular exam levels.
Each level in medal tests adds new dances and/or steps to expand the dancers repertoire. As dancers progress to higher levels, stronger technique is required to successfully complete examinations.
Upon successful completion of a medal test, dancers will receive a medal, certificate, and an evaluation sheet with feedback. Students that take medal tests will receive their certificate and medal on stage at the Year-End Celebration Recital.
We strongly encourage dancers to take medal tests because it results in more confident and educated dancers. Medal tests provides students with goals and helpful feedback from the examiner.
Students must attend two classes a week to take medal tests (depending on age and level).
A couple of dancers pleased with their test results!