Planning underway for International Highland Dancing Festival

The previous year’s winners
The previous year’s winners

The previous year’s winners

This year’s International Highland Dancing Festival will be held from July 24 to 27 in Niagara Park.

Nine judges from Australia, Scotland and Canada will be judging single age groups during the weekend’s events which also include the new, male only, sword challenge.

Central Coast Highland Dancing will host its renowned Scottish Fling Gala at the Central Coast Youth Club in Niagara Park to open the Festival on Friday, July 24.

A night full of Scottish entertainment, music and song and dance will be held featuring International Highland Dancing Choreography Challenge Duos, Trios and Groups.

This year there are cash and prizes awarded to the value of $20,000.

Official Scottish Board of Highland Dancing president Mrs Shendl Russell said ‘The Internationals’ are firmly established as one of the elite events in the international highland dancing calendar.”

She said the Choreography Challenge showcases the depth of creative talent across the Australian dancing community.

“So rarely do we get the chance to break free from the confines of the traditional kilt and rigorous competitive dances, that when we do, we embrace it wholeheartedly and the results are quite spectacular,” she said.

“The diversity of themes, costumes and music is breathtaking and a true testament to the passion with which Australia has embraced highland dancing culture and contributed to its evolution.”

The Scottish Fling Gala is open to the general public with corporate tables available and full bar services. There is also a meal option available and tickets can be purchased through the Central Coast Youth Club.

Media release,
24 Mar 2015
Joshua Lucas, Dosh
Public Relations

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