Please note that the teachers and director decides best placement for the classes and it is possible for dancers to move classes half way through the year. Summer Dance classes are based on the number of students interested.
Highland 1: Intro and Foundations
Minimum age of 3 1/2. No previous training required. Emphasis is on basic movements and positions, with an introduction to the dances.
Highland 2: Continued Foundation
Any age. Previous training is required. This class is aimed for continuing students with emphasis on new steps, full dances, and technique.
Any age. Having mastered the Fling, Sword, and Lilt is a requirement. This class is aimed for continuing students with emphasis on new steps and dances (ex: Flora and S.T), and technique.
Any age. Having reached or will be soon reaching the Novice level is a requirement. This class is aimed for continuing students who know the 5 basic dances as well as 2-3 other dancers. Emphasis is on technique for previously learned full dances and learning new steps and dances to prepare them for more advanced classes.
Any age. Having reached or is approaching the Intermediate and/or Premier level is a requirement for competitive dancers and having learned the necessary dances at these levels (for recreational dancers) is a requirement. This class is aimed for continuing students, with emphasis on technique for previously learned full dances.
Any age. Having reached the Premier level is a requirement. This class is aimed for continuing students, with emphasis on technique for previously learned full dances. Most dancers in this class are attending competitions on a regular and semi-regular basis, and are training for provincials.
Dancers must be enrolled in their respective category class to join the competitive class. This class is aimed for competitive students only and for those doing provincials, and emphasis is placed on the competition dances. Any competitive dancer must do this class along with their regular class.
For any dancer in the Beginner and above classes. This class runs on a weekly basis in preparation for Dance Quest (at the teacher's discretion), Highland competitions which have choreography, and this class will be used when recital is approaching. If there is a high volume of interest in this class, the class will be divided into two: a junior class and senior class.
Summer dance is open to all dancers. Dancers who plan on competing in June and July must do summer dance or schedule alternative dance lessons if needed. Summer dance classes are based off of who wishes to dance in the summer and class times are again based off of the number of dancers.