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Scottish dancers learn dedication, poise, confidence, and commitment. By choosing Twin Cities Scottish Dance Association, you are starting on a journey of passion, excitement, and fun!

Through Scottish dancing, students will experience a unique blend of tradition and artistry to not simply learn dance steps.

Dance classes are a great way to get exercise, have fun, and make friends!

In this class, students will refine techniques and dances learned in either the Highland Beginners class or the Advanced Highland class. This class is for students that are interested in dancing more than once a week.

Sunday afternoons 12:00-1:00

Technique & More

In this class, students will expand their knowledge of traditional dances and steps. Students will refine their technique and compete at an Intermediate or Premier level. 

 Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:30

advanced highland

In this class, students will learn the basic steps, positions, and movements. They will explore traditional dances and choreographies and be ready for performances and competitions.

 Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30

Highland Beginners

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Generally, children should be at least 4 or 5 years old before starting lessons. While some start young, dancers do not have to start young. Dancers can begin lessons at any age - even teenagers can start lessons!

Dancers can wear any comfortable athletic gear (t-shirts, shorts, leotards, skirts, etc) as well as knee highs and ghillies (dance shoes). Dancers should bring a water bottle to each class.

Dance shoes can be purchased online through Highland suppliers. Tartantown (based in Canada) offers a good selection of shoes and is generally a great place to start. In the meantime, ballet shoes or any soft, leather dance shoe is acceptable to begin lessons.

Definitely not! Although it originated from the Highlands of Scotland, Scottish dancing is a sport anyone can enjoy regardless of background.

Although they share many similarities, Scottish dancing is done in a kilt and is mostly all soft shoe. Dancers are accompanied by the bagpipes. Scottish dancers also use their arms and dances are more individually based rather than group focused.

Although it is traditionally based in competition, you do not have to compete to take lessons. In fact, Twin Cities Scottish Dance Association, puts just as strong an emphasis on performances and recitals as to competitions. We know that not everyone is interested in dancing competitively and that is just fine. We are here to meet everyone’s dancing needs!

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