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Month: May 2018

What’s the deal with grades exams?

What’s the deal with grades exams?

As of January 1, 2018, the CLRG requires candidates who want to take the TCRG exam to first complete grades 1-12 before even applying to go further. There are pros and cons to this decision – and just as many opinions to go around! But mostly this has left a lot of dancers and aspiring teachers confused and asking, “What’s the plan now?!” So I’m here to tell you what the deal is with these grades exams! **First of all,…

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Blackout Feis Review

Blackout Feis Review

Last weekend introduced a new style of feis to the New England and Eastern Canadian regions – the Bracken School “Blackout Feis”. When I first heard about this concept, my (admittedly old-school) reaction was that this is great! This is finally a way for dancers and parents to enjoy a feis for what it should be about – simply the dancing. But with everything else that goes into feising these days, is a blackout feis that simple anymore? What is…

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