New Students

Why Highland Dance?

Considered both a sport and an art form, Highland dance builds strong and flexible bodies, improves agility, coordination, and balance, and increases bone density.  More importantly, Highland dance imparts lessons that last a lifetime.  Dancers learn goal setting, self-discipline, resilience and adaptability.

 

Involvement in Highland dance fosters friendships, sportsmanship, and perseverance.  It encourages problem solving and leadership skills.  It provides performance and competition opportunities where dancers learn to support others, respect all participants, and become confident sharing their skills and talents with others.


We offer our dancers a quality Highland dance experience and opportunities in all facets of this sport including fitness, competition, performance, examinations and a genuine love of dance.

  • Fitness is promoted through the dances themselves.  Picture a 3 minute flat out run –  Now throw on a kilt and a jacket, add in some bagpipes and keep a smile on your face the whole time for good measure!
  • Performances are a great way for dancers to show their friends and family what they have learned and build confidence in front of an audience.  Performance events are optional for all dancers.
  • Competitions take place on weekends throughout the year.  Although there is always more than one dancer on stage at a time each dancer is judged individually on their solo performance.  Taking part in any competition is optional.
  • Examinations (Medal Tests) will take place each year with the Scottish Dance Association of Australia.  All dancers are prepared for these examinations in class.  Taking part in examinations is optional but highly encouraged.
  • The love of the sport is built through a fun and exciting class structure, supportive teachers and fellow students as well as the social atmosphere that comes from meeting dancers and teachers from all corners of the globe and being a part of something with a rich, beautiful history.
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