Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1918 POR - Dancer Badge


1) To be able to curtsey correctly.

2) Must know the five positions.

3) Should be able to imitate movements and steps.

4) To be able to catch and bounce balls rhythmically.

5) Should know at least four national dances, such as:-

Hornpipe, Scotch Reel, Irish Jig, Welsh Dance - and two Country Dances.

6) Should be able to improvise steps to simple skipping exercises, and, indeed, to music generally.

1919 POR Dancer Badge


1) To be able to curtsey correctly.

2) Must know the five positions, or be able to imitate simple movements and steps.

3) To be able to catch and bounce balls rhythmically.

4) Should know at least four national dances, such as:- Hornpipe, Scotch Reel, Irish Jig, Welsh Dance, 

and two Country dances.

5) Should be able to improvise steps to simple skipping exercises and, indeed, to music generally.

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Dancer Badge

To be able to curtsey correctly.
Must know the five positions or be able to imitate simple movements and steps.
Be able to catch and bounce balls rhythmically.
Should know at least four national dances.  Hornpipe, Scotch Reel, Irish Jig, Welsh dance, and two country dances.
Should be able to improvise steps to simple skipping exercises and indeed to make music generally.

1921 POR - Dancer Badge


1) To be able to curtsey correctly.

2) Must know the five positions, or be able to imitate simple movements and steps.

3) to be able to catch and bounce balls rhythmically.

4) Should know at least four national dances, such as Hornpipe, Scotch Reel, Irish Jig, Welsh Dance, and two Country Dances.

5) Should be able to improvise steps to simple skipping exercises, and, indeed, to music generally.

1924 POR - Dancer Badge


1) To be able to curtsey correctly.

2) Must now the five positions, or be able to imitate simple movements or steps.

3) To be able to catch and balance balls rhythmically.

4) Should know at least four national dances, such as Hornpipe, Scotch Reel, Irish Jig, Welsh Dance.

5) Should be able to improvise steps to simple skipping exercises, and to music generally.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Dancer Badge

Be able to curtsey correctly
Must know the five positions or be able to imitate simple movements and steps.
Be able to catch and bounce balls rhythmically.
Should know at least four national dances such as: Hornpipe, Scotch Reel, Irish Jig, Welsh Dance.
Should be able to improvise steps to simple skipping exercises and to music generally.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Dancer's Badge

To be able to curtsey correctly.
Must know the five positions or be able to imitate simple movements and steps.
Be able to catch and bounce balls rhythmically.
Should know at least four national dances such as: Hornpipe, Scotch Reel, Irish Jig, Welsh Dance.
Should be able to improvise steps to simple skipping exercises and to music generally.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Dancer

Technique
Be able to do correctly:
A curtsey.
The five positions of the feet.
The five positions of the arms.
Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in the first position to music, etc.
Have learnt three national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a Scotch reel, a Russian mazurka, an Irish jig, a Spanish tambourine dance, etc.
Improvisation
Improvise at the test skipping or steps to music chosen by the examiner.
OR
Express in movement three motions, such as joy, sorrow, fear, anger, etc.
A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1930 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

Be able to do correctly: 

A curtsey

The five positions of the feet.

The five positions of the arms.

Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

Have learnt three national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a Scotch reel, a Russian mazurka, an Irish jig, a Spanish tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the examiner, or

Express in movement three emotions such as joy, sorrow, fear, anger, etc.

A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1931 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

Be able to do correctly: 

A curtsey

The five positions of the feet.

The five positions of the arms.

Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

Have learnt three national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a Scotch reel, a Russian mazurka, an Irish jig, a Spanish tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the examiner, or

Express in movement three emotions such as joy, sorrow, fear, anger, etc.

A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1932 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

Be able to do correctly: 

A curtsey.

The five positions of the feet.

The five positions of the arms.

Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

Have learnt three characteristic national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a scotch reel, a Russian mazurka, an Irish jig, a Spanish tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the examiner, or

Express in movement three emotions, such as joy, sorrow, fear, anger, etc.

A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Dancer Badge

Technique
Be able to do correctly: 
A curtsey
The five positions of the feet.
The five positions of the arms.
Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.
Dances
Have learnt three national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a Scotch reel, a Russian mazurka, an Irish jig, a Spanish tambourine dance, etc.
Improvisation.
Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the examiner.
OR
Express in movement three emotions, such as joy sorrow, fear, anger, etc.
A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1935 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

Be able to do correctly: 

A curtsey.

The five positions of the feet.

The five positions of the arms.

Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

Have learnt three characteristic national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a scotch reel, a mazurka, an Irish jig, a tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the examiner.

A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1938 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

Be able to do correctly: 

A curtsey.

The five positions of the feet.

The five positions of the arms.

Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

Have learnt three characteristic national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a scotch reel, a mazurka, an Irish jig, a tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the examiner.

A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1939 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

1) Do correctly: 

a) A curtsey.

b) The five positions of the feet.

c) The five positions of the arms.

d) Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

2) Have learnt three characteristic national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a scotch reel, a mazurka, an Irish jig, a tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

3) Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the tester.

A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1943 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

1) Do correctly:

a) A curtsey.

b) The five positions of the feet.

c) The five positions of the arms.

d) Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

2) Have learnt three characteristic national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a Scotch reel, a mazurka, an Irish jig, a tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

3) Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the tester.  A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1947 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

1) Do correctly:

a) A curtsey.

b) The five positions of the feet.

c) The five positions of the arms.

d) Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

2) Have learnt three characteristic national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a Scotch reel, a mazurka, an Irish jig, a tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

3) Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the tester.  A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1950 POR - Dancer Badge


Technique

1) Do correctly:

a) A curtsey.

b) The five positions of the feet.

c) The five positions of the arms.

d) Four different steps, such as polka, gavotte, skip, jete, springing in first position to music, etc.

Dances

2) Have learnt three characteristic national dances, one of which must be performed at the test, such as a Scotch reel, a mazurka, an Irish jig, a tambourine dance, etc.

Improvisation

3) Improvise at the test skipping or dancing steps to music chosen by the tester.  A sense of rhythm, grace of movement and vividness of expression will be specially taken into account.

1953 POR - Dancer Badge


1) Have learnt three characteristic national dances of different countries and perform at least one at the test.

2) Perform a sequence of movements showing ballet, modern dance, Greek or natural movement technique.

3) Improvise at the test to music chosen by the tester.

1957 POR - Dancer Badge


1) Have learnt three characteristic national dances of different countries; perform at least one at the test.

2) Perform a sequence of movements showing one of the following: ballet, modern dance, Greek or natural movement technique.

3) Improvise to music chosen by the tester.

1960 POR - Dancer Badge


1) Know three characteristic national dances of different countries; perform at least one at the test.

2) Perform a sequence of movements showing one of the following: ballet, modern dance, Greek or natural movement technique.

3) Improvise to music chosen by the tester.

1961 (July) POR - Dancer Badge


1) Know three characteristic national dances of different countries; perform at least one at the test.

2) Perform a sequence of movements showing one of the following: ballet, modern dance, Greek or natural movement technique.

3) Improvise to music chosen by the tester.

1964 (March) POR - Dancer Badge


1) Know three characteristic national dances of different countries; perform at least one at the test.

2) Perform a sequence of movements showing one of the following: ballet, modern dance, Greek or natural movement technique.

3) Improvise to music chosen by the tester.

1965 (July) POR - Dancer Badge


1) Know three characteristic national dances of different countries; perform at least one at the test.

2) Perform a sequence of movements showing one of the following: ballet, modern dance, Greek or natural movement technique.

3) Improvise to music chosen by the tester.

1968 Guide Handbook - Dancer Badge


1) Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries, perform at least one at your test.  Be able to tell the tester something about the costumes worn by dancers in these countries, and the historical background of the dances.

2) Using one of the following dance forms: ballet, Greek, educational, modern ballroom:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.

1973 Guide Handbook - Dancer Badge


1) Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries, perform at least one at your test.  Be able to tell the tester something about the costumes worn by dancers in these countries, and the historical background of the dances.

2) Using one of the following dance forms: ballet, Greek, educational, modern ballroom:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.

1978 Guide Handbook - Dancer Badge


1) Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries.

a) Perform at least one of these at your test, and demonstrate one or more steps from the others.  

b) Be able to tell the tester something about the costumes worn by dancers in these countries, and the historical background of the dances.

2) Using one of the following dance forms: ballet, Greek, educational, modern ballroom:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Dancer Badge


1) a) Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries from any part of the world.  Perform at least one of these at the test, and demonstrate one or more steps from the others.

b) Be able to tell the tester something about the costumes worn by dancers in these countries, and the historical background of the dances.

2) Using any dance form you choose:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.  The syllabus used should be acceptable to the Council for Dance Education and Training.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Dancer Badge


1) a) Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries from any part of the world.  Perform at least one of these at the test, and demonstrate one or more steps from the others.

b) Be able to tell the tester something about the costumes worn by dancers in these countries, and the historical background of the dances.

2) Using any dance form you choose:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.  The syllabus used should be acceptable to the Council for Dance Education and Training.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Dancer Badge


1) a) Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries from any part of the world.  Perform at least one of these at the test, and demonstrate one or more steps from the others.

b) Be able to tell the tester something about the costumes worn by dancers in these countries, and the historical background of the dances.

2) Using any dance form you choose:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester

or

Perform a set dance in your chosen dance form selected by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.  The syllabus used should be acceptable to the Council for Dance Education and Training.

1989 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Dancer Badge


1) a) Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries from any part of the world.  Perform at least one of these at the test, and demonstrate one or more steps from the others.

b) Be able to tell the tester something about the costumes worn by dancers in these countries, and the historical background of the dances.

2) Using any dance form you choose:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester

or

Perform a set dance in your chosen dance form selected by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.  The syllabus used should be acceptable to the Council for Dance Education and Training.

1991 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Dancer Badge


1)  Know one characteristic national dance from each of three different countries from any part of the world.  Perform at least one of these at the test, and demonstrate one or more steps from the others.

Tell the tester the historical background of the dances and something about the costumes worn when the dances are performed.

2) Using any dance form you choose:

a) Perform a dance lasting approximately 3 minutes.

b) Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of accompaniment chosen by the tester

or

Perform a set dance selected by the tester.

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.  The syllabus used should be acceptable to the Council for Dance Education and Training.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Dancer Badge

Note: You must tell the tester before the test which dance form you have chosen.  The syllabus used should be acceptable to the Council for Dance Education and Training.
1) Know one characteristic dance from three different countries in any part of the world.  Perform at least one of these dances at the test, and demonstrate one or more steps from the others.  
Tell the tester the historical background of the dances and something about he costumes worn when the dances are performed.
2) Using any dance form you choose:
a) Perform a dance lasting about three minutes.
b) Either:
Improvise on your chosen dance form to music or some other form of which has been chosen by the tester.
Or
Perform a set dance selected by the tester.
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