Highland Dancing

Success for George Heriot’s Highland Dancers at the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance & Paris Championships, held in Disneyland.

Keira, Zoey and Jonathan headed off very early on Thursday morning for 3 days of competition in Disneyland, this is a huge event and the dancers had practiced for months, nights and weekends.

The events were Highland & National dances, Solo, Duet and Group choreographed routines, all based on Disney films, Jonathan’s solo was Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Zoey was Cruella Deville from 100 & 1 Dalmations and Keira was Princess Poppy from the Trolls, group dances were Alice in Wonderland and High School Musical.

In the solo dancing , Jonathan achieved a 2nd and a 3rd, Zoey a 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th, Keira 2 x 2nds, 3 x 3rds and a 6th. Jonathan partnering his sister in their Toy Story Duet won first place and in the High School Musical Group Choreography their team won the overall championship.

On Sunday all dancers took part in the Disney parade an event they had to audition for after learning the specially arranged routine, choreographed by the Disney organisers.

Heriot’s offer a huge range of activities each session and encourage our young people to try out a variety of pursuits outside the classroom. A full list of our extra-curricular clubs can be found on our Junior and Senior pages