An Coimisiun offers Grade exams from 1-12, which measure proficiency in Irish dance. These was set up in part to offer something different for dancers who are less into the competitive side of dancing.
Passing the twelve exams will better prepare one for the TCRG/TMRF exam, which dancers are eligible to sit for in their twentieth year.
Dancers who earn a minimum of 71% on Grades 7-12 will be exempt from taking the dancing portion of the TCRG/TMRF exams, provided the take the test within five years of completing Grade 12.
Rule: Grade 11 and Grade 12 must be taken at different times and officiated by different examiners.
There will be a Grade Examination seminar at the IDTANA mini-convention in April (location to be determined).