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The 2023-2024 dance year commences Saturday, September 9th and finishes Thursday, May 23rd with our Year-End Celebration Recital on Sunday, May 26th. Please see the Important Dates document (below.)
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Tartan Tots (ages 3-5)
A 45 minute class that allows 3 to 5 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.
Beginner Recreational (6+)
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.
A 1 hour class for beginner or experienced 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 Year-End Celebration Recital.*
*This class is currently offered in 10 week sessions, Performing in the recital will only apply to dancers signed up for the last session of the year.
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 Competitive Stream students that are interested in exploring contemporary dance and choreography, all while learning important technical foundation and alignment that will improve efficiency and longevity in highland dance.
The Flowers of Scotland Performance Troupes*
- The Marsh Marigolds (Beginner/Novice)
- The Highland Heathers (Intermediate)
- The Scots Bluebells (Premier)
- The Whirling Thistles (Premier)
- The Scottish Primroses (non-competitive Premier)
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)
- Scot Dance Manitoba Competition (April)
- Year-End Celebration Recital (May)
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.
Flowers of Scotland Performance Troupes 2021-2022