RSCDS Brighton Branch

About Highland Dancing

sword dancing by Rodney, taken by Susanna Hawkins The piper plays for highland dancing, by Marion Power What is highland dancing? Highland dancing is the traditional dance form of Scotland and includes all the flash stuff that involves swords, high-kicking steps, leaping and so on. Generally a dance for individuals, with around 20 set dances performed for competitions and displays.

It's fun, but it's HARD. The aim of Highland dance is absolute precision of steps; it's reasonably easy to waggle your legs in roughly the right place, and a whole lot harder to do it so that it looks good. But it's worth it for the satisfaction of getting it right, and the impression you create when you give a display or enter a competition.

SH, 2007

Selected videos of Scottish Highland Dancing

Follow these links to see some highland dancing and sword dances on YouTube:

Highland Dance Classes at RSCDS Brighton

RSCDS Brighton Branch offers highland dance classes for children. We also offer classes for experienced adults. Classes are taken by our qualified and friendly Highland teacher .

Our teacher Susanna is a member of UKAPTD (UK Association of Professional Teachers of Dancing), and class members can take examinations each summer through the UKAPTD to earn medals. We also make awards at Christmas for achievement and improvement etc..
Follow the menu link for details of our Classes - Highland