About Us

About Us

Highland dancing is a great way to combine fun, fitness and friendship. The Garrick-Stewart School of Highland Dancing offers many different types of activities for students to take part in. For the more serious, there is competitions and exams. For the less serious there are still performance opportunities ranging from traditional highland to more contemporary routines. Of course, if you just want to come to class for fun, fitness or to meet people with similar interests, that's OK too!

 

Competitions

Competitions are a great way to meet dancers from outside the Garrick-Stewart School. There are plenty to choose from for all levels ranging from small friendly local competitions to major Championships.

Garrick-Stewart dancers frequently travel interstate to compete in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Canberra and Perth. There have even been dancers travel internationally to compete in the UK and US with great results including Championship Placings!

 

Performances

The school has performed at several major events, as well intimate private events. Some of the more notable events in recent years include:

  • Scotland the Brave
  • Po's Kitchen
  • Anzac Day Variety Show
  • Robbie Burns Day celebrations
  • The Variety Bash launch

We have also done themed shows, with previous themes including Wild Wild West, Pirates and Cabaret.

 

Tattoos

Several dancers from the school have been selected for the Australian teams that danced in international Tattoos in Edinburgh, Oman and Nova Scotia and closer to home, Sydney.

 

Exams

For students wishing to progress their dancing and maybe one day become a fully qualified highland dance teacher, the school offers examinations primarily through VSDA but also through SDAA. Exams are not compulsory but offer a great way for students to build their dancing skills and confidence.

 

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