Students are placed into appropriate classes by teachers based upon skill and age
Dancers who are 6 years old and under are considered primary. At age 7, primary dancers automatically become "beginners." Primary dancers learn: Pas de Basques, Pas de Basques and Highcuts, Highland Fling, and Sword Dance.
New dancers (age 7 or older) with little or no experience. These dancers learn: Highland Fling, Sword Dance, and Scottish Lilt.
Beginner II / Novice
Beginner and Novice dancers with experience. They are expected to know: Highland Fling, Sword Dance and Scottish Lilt. These dancers learn: Seann Truibhas, Strathspey and Highland Reel, Half Tulloch and Flora MacDonald's Fancy.
Beginners become Novices when they earn six stamps at competitions. Novices become Intermediates when they earn six stamps at competitions.
Intermediate / Premier
Intermediate dancers become premiers when they earn six stamps at competitions. These dancers learn: Wilt thou go to the barracks, Johnny?, Highland Laddie (Hielan' Laddie), Sailor's Hornpipe, and Irish Jig
Premiers compete at the highest level and learn all dances, including championship steps which change every year. These dancers know these additional dances: Strathspey and Highland Reel and Half Tulloch, Full Reel of Tulloch, Blue Bonnets Over the Border, Village Maid, Scotch Measure (Twasome), and Earl of Erroll.
Recreational class for new and continuing dancers with some, little or no experience.