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Step Dance Teacher (T.C.R.G.)

To become a candidate in the WIDA examination process you must first be a member of the organisation. This does not preclude anyone taking part in our OPEN PLATFORM competitions upon meeting entry criteria that may be required for the different events.

Part One
The candidate must be able to dance and teach the following 7 dances:
1. Beginner Light Reel (32 bars)
2. Beginner Light Jig (32 bars)
3. Beginner Slip Jig (32 bars)
4. Beginner Single Jig (32 bars)
5. Beginner Hornpipe (32 bars)
6. Beginner Treble Jig (32 bars)
7. St Patrick's Day (30 bars)

Part Two
The candidate must be able to dance and teach the following 6 dances:
1. Primary Light Reel (32 bars)
2. Primary Slip Jig (32 bars)
3. Primary Hornpipe (32 bars)
4. Primary Treble Jig (32 bars)
5. The Blackbird (30 bars)
6. Jockey to the Fair (30 bars)

Part Three
The candidate must be able to dance and teach the following 7 dances:
1. Intermediate/Open Light Reel (32 bars)
2. Intermediate/Open Slip Jig (32 bars)
3. Intermediate/Open Hornpipe (32 bars)
4. Intermediate/Open Treble Jig (32 bars)
5. Job of Journeywork (30 bars)
6. Garden of Daisies (32 bars)
7. King of the Fairies (32 bars)

Part Four: Music Examination
The candidate must identify twenty set dance tunes, their timing and the number of bars in the step and the number of bars in the set. The candidate must submit the names of six set dances, three of which must be in jig timing and three in hornpipe timing. The candidate must be prepared to dance three of them for the benefit of the examiners. Of the requested dances one will definitely be in jig time and one in hornpipe time with the third dance in timing chosen by the examiners. None of the six submitted set dances can be a traditional set dance e.g. St. Patrick's Day.

Upon satisfactory and successful completion of the four parts of the Step Dance Teachers Examination the candidate will be awarded their certification with the World Irish Dance Association.