About Highland Dancing

Scottish Highland dancing is the embodiment of the Scottish spirit. The traditional Highland dances tell stories about the proud Scottish Highland people centuries ago, who fought fiercely for their lands, their freedom and their families. Through dance, Scottish legends have persevered through the centuries.

Scottish Highland dancing is a sport, in the most literal sense of the word. Dancers must show strength, agility, endurance and control over even the tiniest muscle movements. Dancers who have been perfecting their art for years are in fantastic physical shape.

Scottish Highland dancing is pageantry, whether a dance is performed solo with a lone piper, or if many dancers are joyfully dancing a fling with a full pipe band. Whenever a dancer takes to her toes, everyone around turns to watch.

Scottish Highland dancing fosters confidence and personal pride. Even tiny dancers learn to overcome fears of being in the spotlight, and many dancers go on to become leaders in their schools and communities.

Scottish Highland dancing teaches life lessons, in that dancers are expected to abide by a strict code of ethics. Dancers must display high standards of personal behavior and good sportsmanship at all times.

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