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The 2021-2022 dance year commences Saturday, September 11th and finishes Thursday, May 26th with our Year-End Celebration Recital on Friday, June 3rd. Please see the Important Dates document (below.)
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Tartan Tots (ages 3-4)
A 45 minute class that allows 3 and 4 year olds to explore creative movement while being introduced to the basic positions and steps of highland dance. This class focuses on improving motor skills and rhythm through a variety of exercises, games, and sing-a-longs. Students will learn choreography for the Tartan Tea and Year-End Celebration Recital.
Kids Recreational (5-8), Preteen Recreational (9+)
An hour class that introduces dancers to traditional highland dances. Students will begin to learn about the Scottish culture and the history of highland dance. Dance games may be incorporated into class (depending on age) to help students memorize different dance movements, positions, and steps. Students will learn choreography for the Tartan Tea and Year-End Celebration Recital.
An hour and fifteen minute class for teens who have a few years of experience. This class will focus on choreography for the Tartan Tea and Year End Recital as well as traditional dances.
A 45 minute class for beginner adults to come out and have some fun learning highland dance while getting a fabulous cardio workout. Students will learn traditional dances as well as choreography for the Tartan Tea and Year-End Celebration Recital. Performing in these events is optional.
*This class is not currently offered, email email@example.com if you are interested.
Weekday Competition Class
An hour class for our competitive dancers (or 1.25 for Sr. Premiers). This class must be taken with a Saturday Competition Class. In the competitive classes, students will begin to learn more complex highland dances. Technique will be a main focus of each class to ensure that dancers do their best in competitions. Students will also learn choreography for the Tartan Tea and Year-End Celebration Recital and are encouraged to take Medal Tests.
Saturday Competition Class
An hour class for our competitive dancers (or 1.25 hr for Premiers) that focuses solely on traditional highland dances. There is no choreography in the Saturday Competition Class (unless running a choreography for a competition). Dancers in this class may also be practicing for medal tests.
An hour class for Premier dancers that focuses solely on the Championship and Premiership dances. This class runs January - May and prepares Premier dancers for the Provincial Championship Selection meet and the ScotDance Canada Championship Series.
An hour class for Competitive Stream students that are at the Novice competitive level, or higher, and at least 9 years of age. Students will learn important strengthening and flexibility training that will aid in balancing out the demands from highland dance. This class strives to increase the flexibility, strength, endurance, and agility of dancers through a variety of exercises and drills specifically designed for highland dancers. This is a great class for goal-oriented students who are ready to push themselves! This year we are offering age-specific classes with a Modern/Jazz focus.
The Flowers of Scotland Performance Troupes*
- The Highland Heathers (Beginner/Novice)
- The Scots Bluebells (Intermediate)
- The Whirling Thistles (Jr. Premier)
- The Scottish Primroses (Sr. Premier)
- The Mountain Avens (Teen Advanced non-competitive.)
A 45 minute class that is invitation only. Students will learn more complex highland dances as well as some movements from other dance styles.
Dancers may be invited onto a Performance Troupe if:
- they have demonstrated that they are capable of memorizing and performing complex choreography.
- they have the appropriate level of technique.
- they arrive to class on time in appropriate attire.
- they demonstrate a love and passion for highland dance.
- they are in the Competitive Stream.
Mandatory Events for the Flowers of Scotland Performance Troupes include:
- Dance Manitoba Showcase (November)
- Tartan Tea (December)
- KIKPC Robbie Burns Dinner (January)
- Winnipeg Scottish Festival (February)
- Spring Fling (March)
- Scot Dance Manitoba Competition (April)
- Year-End Celebration Recital (June)
Dancers are also expected to attend as many dance outs as possible.
Flowers of Scotland Performance Troupe dancers are also invited to perform solos, duets, or trios in the Spring Fling and the April ScotDance Manitoba competition.. Fees for doing an extra choreography depend on the number of students in the dance.
The Flowers of Scotland Performance Troupes 2018-2019