Highwood Highland Dancers, High River’s school of Highland Dance, have been kicking up their heels in the Foothills since 1993 and have made their mark on the Highland community. Dancers from the ages of 4 and up are welcome to enjoy the benefits of Highland dance. Our school enjoys a balance of competitive and recreational dancers, and prides itself on its strong sense of community. Dancers have performed publicly at such events as the World Police and Fire Games, the High River and Foothills Highland Games, Mason’s Cornerstone Lodge and other Robbie Burns celebrations, and for such dignitaries as Prime Minister Joe Clark and Premier Alison Redford. Dancers also have the benefit of yearly testing with the SDTA (Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance). Highwood Highland Dancers are planning on a tour of Scotland in the summer of 2015 and have a number of fundraising activities and events planned for the coming year, including a New Year’s Eve Ceilidh in High River.
The stress of this school is to encourage a life-long love of dance, as well as a strong sense of respect for self and others. Classes run September through May for recreational dancers and September through June for competitive dancers. For more information about the group you can find them on Facebook and at their website www.highwoodhighlanddancers.com