Duriing T.A.C. Summer School 2014, there will be an opportunity for teachers to train to become Medal Test Assessors.

This course will run starting on Sunday July 27th and finish on Tuesday July 29th. The classes will run during the afternoon sessions.

Those who apply and are accepted to take the course and successfully complete the assessment at the end of it will become authorised RSCDS Medal Test Assessors.


The application form for this course is available here. The deadline for submission of this application is April 30th, 2014. There is no extra cost for this course - it is part of the Summer School program so regular Summer School fees will apply. The regular Summer School registration form needs to be completed as well with your payment.

The document detailing the requirements for the course is also available here. Referees for the applicant will need to review these requirements as well.

We are extremely pleased that the course will be taught by Anne Smyth.



Anne Smyth

 Anne started Scottish Country Dance at the age of 4 in Gibraltar, where she was taught by the Cameron Highlanders, who were stationed there. Her Father was Attorney General and himself a keen dancer, hosting Scottish Country Dance parties. Anne continued dancing on returning to Scotland. She took her Preliminary Certificate at the age of 19 with Miss Milligan examining. After qualifying as a Teacher of Physical Education, she taught Scottish Country Dance to competition level in the various High Schools and Primaries where she worked. After time out for her family she took her full Teachers Certificate in 1989 and

subsequently took over as teacher to R.S.C.D Lochaber Branch in Fort William. This continues to date, teaching children’s classes, beginners, a general class and an advanced class. She has taught at RSCDS Winter School and at every level at RSCDS Summer School. There, she has been Depute Director and also conducted courses on Technique, Mentor Training, Teaching Skills, Pre-candidate training, Teaching Children and Medal Testing. She has adjudicated at Festivals and is a Medal Test Assessor. Anne is an Examiner. She has tutored, delivered workshops, day schools, and week-end courses in the UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, and has taught at RSCDS NZ Branch Summer New Zealand.  She is currently on the RSCDS Education and Training Committee and still loves to dance.