Highland Dancing is a true
celebration of the Scottish spirit.
The dances themselves are a spectacular combination of strength, agility, movement, music, and costume.
Highland Dancing was traditionally performed by men, often before battle or other military pursuits, but is now performed by men and women. It is one of few arenas where men and women compete equally. Highland Dancing is a healthy workout for adults and for children. It is a great way to develop good coordination, posture and overall muscle tone, not to mention aerobic capacity and strength.
In addition to promoting a great cultural tradition, highland dancers appreciate the athletic challenges, competitive goals, and performance opportunities available to them.
Our senior level performing group from the Forrester School of Dance have become well known on the international festival circuit, and have been personally selected to represent our culture, island, province and country at many music and dance festivals all over the world. Our dancers have the opportunity to meet and become lifelong friends with dancers and musicians from other countries and cultures.
Each year, the students take dance examinations regulated by the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance of Scotland, a non-competitive program the school has endorsed for over 50 years. Dr. Eileen (Pottie) Forrester has trained over 50 teachers of dance, some of whom are now operating their own schools of dance locally & beyond.
New students of the Forrester Dance School develop self-discipline and confidence as they learn about the history, art and, physical demands of Highland dancing. We pride ourselves in offering a learning environment that is both positive and encouraging to all students based on the values instilled throughout our family tradition for over 70 years.