The Scottish Highland Dance Academy was established in Perth, Western Australia over 30 years ago and is one of the leading highland dance schools in Australia.
Over the years our dancers have enjoyed many competitive successes together with achieving many personal goals.
Our dancers have won championships in all states of Australia and also in Scotland. This includes many Grand Australasian wins with 2 in 2015 and also International Championship wins which included 3 in 2015. Sophie Massy was the winner of the 2012 Junior Champion of Champions of Australia and then at the 2014 Sophie was the Runner up in the 12 to 15 years. Morven Johnston took 3rd place in 7 to 11 years Champion Of Champions at 8.
Classes are held in Perth suburbs both north and south of the river. Our classes cover championship, competition, examination and floor show display work with our dancers being trained by 15 qualified teachers.
For more information on class times please contact Kerry Grosser.
Our dancers for many years have enjoyed the fabulous experience of performing with the renowned WA Police Pipe Band (WAPOL) and will perform with them again in 2016 at their concert at Winthrop Hall on Saturday 5th November, 2016. They have danced at many concerts including the annual Australia Day “Oz” concert in the gardens of the Western Australia’s Government House together with concerts at the Burswood Theatre, Mandurah Entertainment Centre, Joondalup Police Academy Arena and the “Scotland the Brave” spectacular which has travelled Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 we had dancers perform as part of the Australian team at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
One of the greatest experiences for our dancers in past years was to dance in the video clip of Australian band “Jebediah” for their hit “Fall Down”.
In years past our dancers have performed at tattoos in Australia, Edinburgh, Oman, Sydney, Virginia, Nova Scotia, Basel and also the wonderful experience of dancing a week in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo to celebrate their national day. Highland Dancing has taken many of them around the world and our hope is that this will continue in years to come.
The focus of the Scottish Highland Dance Academy is to teach to a very high technical level to produce highland dancers who develop a love of the great art form that is highland dancing. Our hope for our dancers is that they fulfil their dreams, meet their goals and become the best dancers they can be.