Choreography is the creative expression of Highland Dance. Frequently limited to premier (advanced) dancers only, choreography requires a high level of both skill and confidence. A dancer needs to be able to move from the learned competitive dance steps to telling a story and sharing a feeling. In this way, choreography is a true form of art.

In a competitive setting, choreographed dances should consist primarily of movements from Highland, National, Hornpipe and Jig dances. Music may be live or pre-recorded and may include vocals or percussion, but in all cases must be predominantly Scottish or Celtic in style. For some, costuming is the most exciting part of a choreography, as it should bring together the theme and content of the dance.

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