So proud.

So tonight we were at a team dinner and we were all sitting peacefully enjoying our meal. All of a sudden my mums phone went off and she screamed as she saw “Congratulations you have been successful in your ADCRG exam”. The entire table started screaming and cheering and before we knew it the whole restaurant was up cheering and clapping. As we left the restaurant the owners asked if we were okay and our meal was okay as we were very emotional. It was the most exciting / hilarious moment and im so happy we were all together to witness it. So proud of my mumma who has worked so so hard and has proved to me anything is possible and thankyou for continually inspiring me!!! Congrats to all the other TCRG, ADCRG and Grade Examiner Candidates. No matter what the result, you should all be so proud of yourselves for even sitting the exam. <3

It’s happened, ladies. Read for yourselves.

- 5 year mandatory period of ACTIVE TCRG registration before qualification for ADCRG testing, WITHIN 3 years of application.

- TCRG hopefuls MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALL 12 GRADES before qualifying for the exams, effective 2018.


- ADCRG candidates are no longer required to dance for their exams, effective 2018

Everything else I expected at some point, but, after finishing all the grades, the deletion of dancing exemptions for the TC’s really hurts…I’ll be so oooooold!


So as many of you know, I am a registered TCRG with CLRG. I am 25 years old and I am about to celebrate the first year of my new school this coming January. What you may not know yet is that I am planning to go for my ADCRG as soon as I turn 30 (ad that is the earliest I can go for the exam). I am back to studying set tunes and ceili dances in order to stay ahead of the game! Want me to go over a particular ceili? Send it to me in a message with questions you may have!!!

Hope you all have a happy Samhain!

Just in!

Received my packet from CLRG! I already own a copy of the book and the CD but it’s great to have past examinations in hand! Also received a booklet on Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures which I did not know existed. They also sent me all the info for the ADCRG exam which is super cool because then I can get an idea of what I need to know when that test comes around. Won’t be taking it for at least 8 years, but it doesn’t hurt to have! It will also help me get a better understanding of how my future dance students are being judged in competition.

I have finished book one in ARF. I’ve been studying with a fellow dance mate who will also be taking the TCRG exam in Atlanta. We are going to spend the next two weeks sharpening up on these dances as well as going over all of our practical dancing. Then we’ve got the two books left and the music portion to study. We try to review the music portion at least once to twice a week on our own and I think by now we are both at least 75% sure of the tunes. Only 8 months until the exam! It used to feel like ages until I’d be taking it, now it’s starting to feel like tomorrow! There is no way I will fail this exam. No freakin way.