Please note that the teachers and director decide 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 (H1): 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. Dancers can begin competitions when they know 16 PDBs and PDBs & HCs.
Highland 2 (H2): Continued Foundation and Dances
Any age. Previous training is required. This class is aimed for continuing students with emphasis on new steps, full dances, and technique. Focus will be on learning the Fling and the Sword Dance. Dancers may be in this class for 1-3 years depending on progress.
Highland 3 (H3): The Developing Dancer
Dancers are continuing to learn new dances and steps. The focus is on Fling, Sword, and Lilt, followed by learning the S.T and Flora.
Advanced Pre-Premier (AdvPP)
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 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.
This class is aimed for competitive students only and is mandatory for those doing competitions and championships. An emphasis is placed on the competition dances.
Choreography (We will not be offering choreography class this year [2021-2022])
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.
Time & Tide (T&T)
Time and Tide is a choreography group wherein dancers are selected to be a member of this performance team. There is no cost to this class as the director is dancing as well and it is a team effort in choreographing.
Summer dance is open to all dancers. Dancers who plan on competing in the summer months 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.