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Our commitment to the dancers is to provide the highest standard of instruction enabling them to achieve a high level of dance while maintaining a fun and energetic atmosphere.

Practice Program

Practice Incentive Form

10 - Step Practice Plan (Each step should be 2-6 minutes long)

  1. Get moving!
  2. Get moving Faster!
  3. Practice/Focus on perfecting one Highland Movement (ex. Shedding, Highcuts, Shuffles)
  4. Practice/Focus on perfecting another Highland Movement (ex. Shedding, Highcuts, Shuffles)
  5. Dance 1 Highland to the music 2 or 3 times, without errors
  6. Practice/Focus on perfecting one National Movement (ex. Bourees, Treble Shuffles, Jig Breaks)
  7. Practice/Focus on perfecting another National Movement (ex. Bourees, Treble Shuffles, Jig Breaks)
  8. Dance 1 National Dance to the music 2 or 3 times, without errors
  9. Work on strengthening your core
  10. Stretch & Cool Down

Why Practice Highland Dancing?

For a Highland Dancer there are many benefits to be gained from regular practice.   Here are three:  

  1. Confidence:

Dancers that practice on a regular basis (outside of class time) gain the confidence in their abilities to achieve great things.    Practice leads to confidence in the steps and the dances initially and then leads to confidence in the quality of the steps and the dances.   When a dancer is confident in their performances, you will see that confidence spill over into other areas of dancers life such as schoolwork and other sports. 

  1. Endurance:

Dancers that practice on a regular basis have the endurance to do dance after dance after dance, in class!   When a dancer has endurance to do dance after dance they are gaining the “repetition of movement” required to become the best they can be.   Endurance and repetition is key to achieving a high standard in anything. 

  1. Quality:
Dancers that practice on a regular basis, consistently produce quality dancing.   These dancers will do well on Dance Exams with minimal extra work and will achieve top marks.    These dancers will be able to transition from one competitive category to another with ease.   These dancers will be able to learn new dances and choreographies quickly and accurately.