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Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher (karma: 2)  en>fr fr>en
By oooshinymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1876, member since Wed Dec 12, 2007
On Sat Aug 02, 2008 06:51 PM
Edited by oooshiny (189290) on 2008-08-02 18:53:12
Edited by oooshiny (189290) on 2008-08-02 19:05:32

Becoming an Irish Dance Teacher (CLRG)

Before committing yourself to taking the TCRG exam, make sure you know which organization you want to be with and commit yourself to. There are multiple options for you to choose from, some of which are:

An Comhdhail Na Muinteoiri le Rinci Gaelacha
Cumann Rince Naisiunta
American Association of Irish Dancers
Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa
World Irish Dancing Association

Be sure to do your research so that you know exactly what you would be getting into with each organization you consider.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Q. What is a TCRG?
A. TCRG is the acronym for the Irish dance teacher’s certification used in CLRG: Teagascóir Coimisiúin le Rinci Gaelacha.

Q. What Are the Requirements to take the test?
A. A candidate must be at least 20 years old and have a recommendation from a registered adjudicator or teacher. The test does cost money. There are no requirements or prerequisites as to what competitive level a dancer must be in to sit the test and there is no maximum age, as long as you can “perform the required dances for the practical dancing test to a reasonably good standard.”

Q. What is in the test?
A. The test consists of five (5) compulsory parts:
1) practical step dancing test
2) written ceili test
3) practical test in teaching ceili
4) practical test in teaching step dancing
5) written music test
If you intend to teach in Ireland, you are required to take a sixth section:
6) oral Irish language test

Q. Which ceilis do I need to know?
A. All of them! You need to know CLRG’s “Ar Rinci Foirne” front to back, word for word, as you never know which ones you will be tested on.

Q. What about after I get my certification?
A. You must register with CLRG to be considered an “active” member. If you want to open your own school, you must be an active member to send your dancers to feiseanna. As I understand it, you do not necessarily need to be an “active” member if you join an established school that already has a registered TCRG.

Q: Can I still compete?
A: No, once you pass the TCRG you are considered a professional and can no longer compete.

EXAMINATION SECTIONS

Rince Aonair: Step dancing (practical test)
You must be prepared to perform any or all of the following dances to the satisfaction of the examiners.
1) Reel, double jig, slip (hop) jig, hornpipe
2) Garden of Daisies, Job of Journeywork, St. Patrick’s Day, The Blackbird
(all must be in traditional manner and speed)
3) Nine (9) other set dances nominated in advance by the candidates. Four dances must be in jig time, four in hornpipe time, and one of either.

Rince Aonair: Step dancing (teaching test)

You must teach one soft shoe dance and one hard shoe dance that the examiners request and in the degree of difficulty that the examiners request. They could ask you to teach a beginner reel or a champ hornpipe, it’s all up to them, so be prepared and confident with your steps!

Rince Ceili: Ceili Dancing (written test)
There are 16 questions that cover most or all of the 30 ceilis in Ar Rinci Foirne

Rince Ceili – Ceili Dancing (teaching test)
You are required to teach parts of different dances from Ar Rinci Foirne to a group of dancers. The examiners will choose the dancers and which parts of which ceilis you will teach.

Triall Ceoil – Music Test
19 set dance tunes are played and candidates are required to identify the tune by name, state its timing, give the number of bars in the step, and the number of bars in the set.

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There have been multiple posts with questions pertaining to the TCRG exam lately, so maybe this could be used as a more comprehensive resource on DDN for those questions to be asked and answered.

Complete Syllabus for TCRG Exam
TCRG Exam forum
CLRG

14 Replies to Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher

re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By luv2jigmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 710, member since Tue Aug 07, 2007
On Sat Aug 02, 2008 06:58 PM
Whoa, this is stuff I never knew! Thanks for the info!
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By KnotworkMolltPremium member Comments: 2795, member since Sat Oct 09, 2004
On Sat Aug 02, 2008 07:20 PM
Thanks for posting that, Oooshiny! Great info.

I don't know if it's still the case, but when I took the teaching practicals, the candidates had to sing the music for the dances they were teaching. No recorded music was available. That's especially tricky for the ceilis which have specific music, either recommended (like "Highland Laddie" for "High Cauled Cap") or required.

I was advised, when I was working up my set dances, that the examiners were most likely to ask me to perform the longest ones on my list. In my case, they did. It's a test of stamina. (Fortunately, I didn't have to sing the music while I did them!)
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher (karma: 1)  en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 04:30 AM
Am now looking at other sites to see what the other orgs require. Here is the WIDA requirements.
TCRG - Teagascoir Cummann Rince Gaelacha - Instructor Association Dance Irish (literal translation)
It appears that they have seperated the requirements of TCRG and TMRF in to 2 seperate qulaifications and both can be done in parts with candidates attempting as many parts as they wish at an exam. So they can do one part or all together.
Step Dance Teacher Examinations (T.C.R.G.)

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. Intermediate Light Reel (32 bars)
2. Intermediate Slip Jig (32 bars)
3. Intermediate Hornpipe (32 bars)
4. Intermediate 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. Advanced Light Reel (32 bars)
2. Advanced Slip Jig (32 bars)
3. Advanced Hornpipe (32 bars)
4. Advanced 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.

TMRF -Teagascoir Munteori Rince Foirne - ????
Ceili Dance Teacher Examinations (T.M.R.F.)

Part One
A candidate must dance the following 8 dances (from the Irish Céilí Dance Book) and teach 2 dances to be selected by the examiners.
1. The Walls of Limerick
2. Fairy Reel
3. Bonfire Dance
4. The Sweets of May
5. An Rince Mór
6. The Siege of Carrick
7. Rince Fáda
8. Harvest Time Jig
A written paper of 10 questions in relation to the above dances will be attempted by the candidates, and a minimum 70% correct response will enable candidates to then attempt part two of this qualification.

Part Two
A candidate must dance the following 8 dances (from the Irish Céilí Dance Book) and teach 2 dances to be selected by the examiners.
1. The Siege of Ennis
2. The Humours of Bandon
3. The High Cauled Cap
4. Morris Reel
5. Cross Reel
6. Four-Hand Reel
7. Eight-Hand Reel
8. Haymakers Jig
As in part one a written paper of 10 questions in relation to the above dances must be attempted, and a 70% correct response will enable the candidate to attempt part three of this qualification.

Part Three
A candidate must dance the following 4 dances (from the Irish Céilí Dance Book) and teach 1 of them to be selected by the examiners.
1. Sixteen-Hand Reel
2. Eight-Hand Jig
3. The Gates of Derry
4. Lannigan's Ball
A written paper of 10 questions in relation to the above dances must be attempted with a 70% correct response to be able to attempt part four of this qualification.
As part of this section of the Céilí Dance Teacher Examination all candidates must attend the offered figure dance workshop to learn the basics of figure dancing choreography.

Part Four
A candidate must dance the following 10 dances (from the Irish Céilí Dance Book) and teach 2 dances to be selected by the examiners.
1. The Bridge of Athlone
2. The Waves of Tory
3. Haste to the Wedding
4. Antrim Reel
5. Glencar Reel
6. The Three Tunes
7. St. Patrick's Day
8. A Trip to the Cottage
9. Duke Reel
10. The Rakes of Mallow


A written paper of 10 questions in relation to the above dances with a correct response rate of 70% must be successfully completed before the candidate is considered to have passed the examination process.

NB. Scores in the written paper will not be averaged out to reach an overall 70%. The candidate must attain at least 70% in each part to be successful in achieving the qualification.

It looks like this exam is a progressive exam where you can do a part when you have the knowledge required for that part which I suppose is good if you have been out of the scene for a while or are trying to learn irish dancing to teach in an area where there has been no irish dancing - like some of the countries where WIDA is represented.
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 04:35 AM
Here are the CRN requirements.
OIDE DAMHSA (Part One)
(a) Interview:
Each candidate will be interviewed separately by the panel of examiners prior to the examination proper.

(b) Solo Teaching plus Solo Dancing:
• Bun Grad [Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig and Light Jig] Full Dance including the Last steps.
• Ullmhuchan [Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig and Hornpipe] Full Dance . including the last step in Jig and Hornpipe only.
• Mean Grad [Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig and Hornpipe] Full Dance including the last step in the reel only.
• Traditional [St. Patrick’s Day, Job of Journeywork, Blackbird,
Garden of Daisies, The White Blanket and The Humours of Bandon]. Full Dance including the last steps.
(c) Céilí Teaching:
• Progressive Dances
• Long Progressive Dances
• Long Dances
• Square Dances
(d) Written Examination – Ceili:
To determine the candidates knowledge of the Ceili Dances as listed in © above
(e) Written Examination – Ceoil (Music):
To determine the candidates knowledge of the following –
• Traditional Set Dances
• Time Signatures
• Number of Bars in 1st & 2nd Part of all Traditional Set Dances played plus numbers of bars played in all solo tunes
• Value of notes
• General Theory
(f) Oral Irish: ( This is not necessary for Non Nationals)
• Name in Irish – Solo Dances & Ceili Dances
• Call in Irish one Ceili Dance of own choice from © above
• General conversation













[ii]

OIDE DAMHSA (Part Two)
(a) Solo Dancing & Solo Teaching:
• Ard Grad [Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe – Full dance for
Each age group for ages 9, and 11.]
[Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe - Lead around, side step (where appropriate) and two steps for each age group for ages 13 and 16]
[Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig, Hornpipe – Lead around, side step (where appropriate) and one step for each age group for the ages 18, 21 and over 21]

• 15 Set Dances – Contemporary with a minimum of 5 jig set dances and 5 hornpipe set and 5 other dances.
(b) Céilí Teaching: Round Dances
(c) Written Examination – Ceili:
To determine the candidates knowledge of the Ceili Dances as in © above
(d) Written Examination – Ceoil (Music):
• Set Dances
• Time Signatures
• Number of bars in 1st & 2nd Part of all Set dances played
• Music Symbols
(e) Oral Irish: (This is not Necessary for Non-Nationals)
• Name in Irish Set Dances
• Name in Irish Round Dances
• Call in Irish one Round Dance
• General Conversation
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 04:41 AM
Have looked at the site for An Comhdhail and cannot find the requirements for their exam. I think it must be similar to An Coimisiuns as they recognise each others qualifications although I think An Comhdhail do their exams over 2 parts and 2 years.
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 04:45 AM
Here are the requirements for Cumann Rince De Mheasa (CRDM)

Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa
Teachers Examination (T.C.R.D.M.)
Syllabus of Examination
Effective from 1st January 2007
Entry Requirements
The examination is open to all persons 21 years of age or over on the date the
examination is being held. The candidate must be acceptable to Cumann Rince Dea
Mheasa and be recommended by a registered adjudicator or teacher of Cumann Rince
Dea Mheasa. The candidate must be suitably qualified to take the examination.
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. Candidates who miss
the closing date will have to wait until the next round of examinations to re apply.
Competency & Suitability
Candidates must supply with their application form a recommendation from any
registered adjudicator or teacher of Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa testifying they know the
candidate and that they can perform the necessary dances required for the undertaking
of the examination.
Dates of Examination
The examination will be held in Ireland. The dates will be set out by the Examination
Authority and will be announced at the AGM. Once a date has been set for the
examination it will not be changed to accommodate anybody.
Application and Fees
Application forms and fees are to be sent to the Examination Authority. All applications
are to be received by the closing date. (The closing date will be 2 months prior to the
examination being held). Applications received after the closing date will be refused.
Candidates should ensure that their application form is fully completed and signed by
both himself or herself and a registered adjudicator or teacher before submission.
Fees can be paid by cheque, money order or bank draft. All fees are to be paid in Euro
and made out to Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa. Candidate’s names and address must be
written on the back of the cheque. The full fee for the examination must be paid when
the application form is being submitted.
Withdrawals and Forfeiture of Fees
Candidates who fail to attend an examination will forfeit their fee. (There will be
circumstances where this rule will not apply). Failure to attend an examination may result
in a candidate being disqualified from taking an examination for a period of 2 years.
Sections of Examination
The examination will consist of 6 sections, as detailed below:
(a) Candidate Interview
(b) Practical Test in Step Dancing
(c) Practical Test in Teaching Step Dancing
(d) Practical Test in Teaching Céilí Dancing
(e) Written Céilí Paper
(f) Written Music Paper
Repeat Examinations
Candidates who fail to reach the 70% pass mark in any section must repeat that section.
If the candidate falls to reach the pass mark again they will be required to retake the
full examination.
Candidates who fail to reach 50% in any section must retake the full examination.
Six months (6 months) must elapse before a candidate can retake any section of the
examination to allow ample time to prepare properly.
The full examination must be completed within 1 year. If a candidate has not completed
any part of the examination within 1 year they will be required to retake the full
examination.
Regulations
Applications must be accompanied by:
(a) A passport sized photograph and
(b) A photocopy of either their birth cert or passport.
The full examination must be completed within 1 year. If a candidate has not completed
any part of the examination within 1 year they will be required to retake the full
examination.
Candidates take the examination at their own risk. Candidates who are pregnant or
suffer from a serious illness must indicate so in the medical section of the application
form.
Where a candidate is pregnant or suffers from a serious illness, a medical cert will have
to be provided on the day of the examination, stating that the candidate is physically fit
to take the examination. All medical certs must be signed and stamped by a doctor and
dated no longer than 1 week prior to the examination being held. Failure to disclose
pregnancy or a serious illness may, if it later comes to light, result in a candidate being
disqualified from taking any examinations set out by Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa in the
future.
With regard to the written music and céilí papers:
Candidates are not permitted to have on or near their desks papers, notebooks or books
other than those supplied by the Examination Authority.
Contact between candidates is not permitted once the examination has begun.
Any rough work, diagrams or cancelled answers must be handed up to the examiners.
Candidates may not leave the room. If they need to use the restrooms they must first
seek permission from the examiners on duty.
Examination supervisors may immediately disqualify any candidate guilty of breaking the
rules.
All information submitted on the application form is treated with strict confidentiality.
Applications must be on the official application form. Any applications not on the official
application form will not be considered.
Results
The pass mark for each section is 70%
Candidates who fail to reach the 70% pass mark in any section must repeat that section.
If the candidate fails to reach the pass mark again they will be required to retake the
full examination.
Candidates who fail to reach 50% in any section must retake the full examination.
If a candidate has failed any section of the examination they will receive a letter from
the Examination Authority setting out the reasons they have failed to pass a section.
The decision of the Examination Authority is final.
Qualifying Mark
70% Pass mark
80% Honours
90% 1st Class Honours
Examination Sections in Detail
(A) Interview
Each candidate is required to sit a 15-minute interview.
(B) Practical Step Dancing
Candidates are required to perform all or part of the following dances in each grade:
Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig, and Hornpipe.
Candidates must also be able to dance the following traditional set dances: St.
Patrick’s Day, Blackbird, Job of Journeywork, Garden of Daisies, 3 Sea Captains.
Candidates must be able to perform 5 modern set dances nominated in advance by
the candidate.
(C) Practical Teaching of Step Dancing
Candidates must be able to teach all or part of the following dances in each grade:
Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig and Hornpipe.
Candidates must also be able to teach the following traditional set dances: St.
Patrick’s Day, Blackbird, Job of Journeywork, Garden of Daisies, 3 Sea Captains.
Candidates may be asked to teach a modern set dance.
Candidates must be able to teach basic steps such as rocks, clicks, crosskeys etc.
Candidates must show that they can deal with young children as well as beginner and
open dancers. They must be able to identify and correct faults.
(D) Written Céilí Paper
The paper will be set in English. Questions will be set on céilí dances taken from the
figure book Ar Rincí Foirne. The marks for each question may vary. The time for the
céilí paper is 2 hours.
(E) Practical Teaching of Céilí Dancing
Candidate must be able to teach all or parts of céilí dances from the book Ar Rincí
Foirne. Candidates must be able to control a group of children and give clear
instructions. Candidates will be judged on knowledge of dances and movements. Their
voice should be clear and audible. They should be able to correct mistakes and guide
dancers through movements.
(F) Written Music Paper
Set dance tunes from the official list will be played. Candidates must be able to
identify the tune by name. They must state the timing of the tune and the amount of
bars in the lead and set.
Marks will be allocated as follows:
Name of tune 2 marks
Timing 1 mark
Bars in lead and set 2 marks


List your choice of Modern Set Dances Below
1. Jig
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 04:48 AM
Requirements for AAIDT
Requirements for Licensing
Teacher licensing involves the competition of a comprehensive qualification program. To become licensed, instructors must complete the following:

Demonstrate requested skills as outlined in the Practical Skills Checklist.
Demonstrate a general knowledge of Céilí Rules & Theory.
Demonstrate a general understanding of Music Theory & Tune Identification.
Demonstrate a general knowledge of AAIDT Dance Notation.
Demonstrate a general understanding of Factual Irish Dance History.
Complete Professional Development 101.
Complete your AAIDT insurance application, medical certifications and background clearances.
Sign the Licensed Instructor Agreement.
1. Practical Skills Checklist
Candidates will be asked to provide a sampling of the following dances, either in-person at a workshop or through video. Contact your mentor for current video requirements. Two steps are required of each dance, not including sets. Non-traditional sets are required to have a full step/lead and half set.

Advanced Beginner. Three steps each—reel, light jig, slip jig, & single jig
Novice. Two steps each—Reel, Slip Jig, Fast Treble Jig & Hornpipe
Prizewinner. Two Steps Each—Reel, Slip Jig, Slow Treble Jig & Hornpipe.
Preliminary. Two Steps each—Reel, Slip Jig, Slow Treble Jig & Hornpipe.
Championship. The Candidate will be required to demonstrate two selected dances (one Hard and one Soft) from the following choices—reel, slip jig, hornpipe, treble jig. Two steps each.
Three (3) Contemporary/Non-Traditional Sets—From the list of 38. View our list of Traditional and Contemporary/Non-Traditional Set Dances.
Three (3) Traditional Sets—From the list of 8.
Preliminary and/or Champion Treble Reel. Two steps each.
2. Ceili Rules & Theory
Demonstrate general rules of Ceili including conventions, hand holds and figure formats. More information will be provided.

3. Music Theory & Tune Identification
Identify 10 of 38 Contemporary/Non-Traditional Set dance tunes. Identify all 8 traditional set dance tunes. Identify time signatures of a variety of tunes/dances.

4. AAIDT Dance Notation
Demonstrate a useful knowledge of basic AAIDT dance notation. Translate long-hand terms to short-hand notation. Notate a dance step from verbal directions.

5. Factual Irish Dance History
Demonstrate a general understanding of actual Irish dance history, which may differ from common misconceptions. Describe the lineage of the various dancing organizations and the order in which they were formed. Describe the lineage of step and ceili dancing and their roots in other styles of dancing.

6. Professional Development 101
Demonstrate appropriate teaching strategies and attitudes, problem solving, identify and correct technique, address students appropriately, liability awareness and incident prevention.

7. Insurance Application, Medical Certifications & Background Clearances
Insurance Application. Licensed instructors must be covered by the AAIDT liability insurance policy. Membership dues cover the individual member only. Their students must also be listed and insured as individuals.
Medical certifications in CPR/AED/First Aid. You must provide valid documentation of current First Aid, CPR and AED certification from a recognized agency. This training is available through AAIDT at many workshops and by special arrangement.
Preventing & Treating Dance Injuries. (Prerequisite: CPR/AED/First Aid Certification.) This training program helps insure that AAIDT instructors develop safe practices for dance and know how to properly treat a dance injury. This training is mandatory per our insurance policy.
Background Clearances. Candidates must furnish AAIDT with Federal criminal and child background clearances before receiving their official Licensed Instructor Candidancy. Documentation must be updated annually, so if a year passes between Declaration of Intent and Licensing, you must resubmit your clearances before you will be awarded.
8. License Agreement
Licensed instructors are required to be the face of AAIDT to their students and community, as well as complete at least one Continuing Education module per year (see below).

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Continuing Education
In addition to meeting general qualifications all licensed teachers must complete one Continuing Education module per year. These currently include: How to Host an AAIDT Event; Feis Volunteer Training; Traditional Set Workshops; and special interest workshops such as Sean Nos, Set and Ceili Dancing, and Pointe Training with Certification. Adjudicator Training also applies towards Continuing Education.
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 04:55 AM
The reason Ihave posted all the above information is because people will rarely click on links to find alternative information. Humans mostlygo with the first information presented to them and I think it is time that people see what else is on offer out there. CRN, AAIDT, WIDA and CRDM are all open platform organisations which means that they welcome anyone from any school or organisation to their competitions. This allows the smaller orgs to offer a wider choice of competitions and events than they would themselves be able to organise. I am sure there are varied standards in the different organisations but what is important is that they are all promoting Irish dancing and giving people an option to the bigger groups. An Coimisiun is by far the biggest organisation and then it would be An Comhdhail. After thenit would be CRN (26 years in existence) and then anybodies guess as to size and standard.
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 04:57 AM
Found another one but their exam page is under construction.

fdta.co.uk
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By oooshinymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1876, member since Wed Dec 12, 2007
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:55 AM
Wow, Plancstai, that's great! I only included info on CLRG because it's the org I dance with, am most familiar with, and because it was getting too late to do enough research for the other orgs ;)

I was hoping the qualifications for the other orgs would be filled in by others, but I wasn't expecting it to be done by one person! Thanks!

Hopefully this thread can answer any questions that prospective teachers might have, or at least point them in the right direction to finding those answers.
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By PlancstaiPremium member Comments: 252, member since Thu Dec 11, 2003
On Sun Aug 03, 2008 02:12 PM
You are welcome oooshiny. I think it is great that there are so many options out there for people and it is great to see the dance world in all its forms continue to develop. Good Luck to those who decide to follow this path.
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By claz186 Comments: 78, member since Tue Apr 11, 2006
On Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:50 PM
Hi There Everyone
I danced for Comisuin for years up until the age of 18, then stopped due to full time work commitments, but about 2 years ago I started my own dancing school with the intentions of taking my TCRG exam, but once I started my teaching I found out about loads of other organisations, one of them being Celtic Assosciation (C.A.I.D) which at present you dont have to do an exam to join, which is great. The level of dancing is really good to. Please Pm me if you want any info. They are really friendly and have feis' once a month, they also have there own nationals on a open platform basis which is being held in november this year in poole. So do think of our options before doing any teaching exam because to do comisuin exam is costs the best part of £400. Hope my little story helps thoose of you out there thinking about teaching. Clare.xxxx
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By DefyingGravityPremium member Comments: 5232, member since Sun Jan 19, 2003
On Sun Sep 14, 2008 01:00 PM
For CRN, what is the "last step" that is mentioned throughout the requirements?
re: Becoming An Irish Dance Teacher en>fr fr>en
By irishgirl26member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 423, member since Sun Sep 07, 2008
On Sun Sep 14, 2008 01:47 PM
Wow, I never knew that this is what you had to do. When I'm older I'd love to be a teacher. Thanks for sharing!

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