____________________________________________________________ The Scottish Associations of South Australia Inc.
Perhaps nothing captures the spirit of Scottish culture better than the sight of Highland dancing being performed at some highland gathering in some far flung corner of the world. This sophisticated form of national dancing has been spread by Scottish migrants across the world and competitions are now regularly organised in Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States.
Highland dancing is based on traditional dances, but thrives today primarily as a competitive sport. Performance opportunities also offer dancers a wonderful outlet to share their hard work and dedication. The competitive nature of this art form has created a technical standard that is continually revised and raised, and as with any serious practice, the discipline and attention to detail developed through training carries over to other aspects of the dancers’ lives.