Class: Int/Adv Highland
Location: Kings Pavilion Upstairs Studio
Day and Time: Tuesdays 18:00-19:00
Teachers: Chloe Roome, Laura Irvine and Christine Taylor
Facebook Group: Here
Having originated in the highlands of Scotland as a male style of dance to tell a story, highland dancing has since spread worldwide with notable popularity with females in Scotland, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Highland Dancing is a solo competitive style of dancing which requires strength, stamina and technique! Not to be confused with Scottish country dancing! It is a step dance and we will learn highland, national and character dances.The first semester will focus on learning dances with some short choreography and the second semester will prepare for the showcase in Spring!
Wear whatever is comfortable to dance in and if you have dance pumps, we recommend that you wear them. Ballet shoes and other soft shoes are also okay, or you are welcome to dance in your socks. Trainers are not suitable unless it is a conditioning class.
This class is designed for both intermediate and advanced highland dancers. Intermediate level dancers are those with 2 years of past experience with highland and the advanced level are those with more experience in this style. This class will combine the both advance and intermediate level dancers allowing intermediate dancers to learn new dances and the advanced dancers to drill dances and steps to consolidate and expand their knowledge. As a combined class it is expected to be fast paced in order to bring the intermediate level up to speed.
The second semester will include the opportunity to dance in the annual AUDS showcase. There will also be chances to perform during the year. Some weeks we will do some original choreography or a conditioning class- an aerobic style class to increase stamina and boost energy levels.