The Highland Fling

Elizabeth started taking Highland Dance classes about 2.5 years ago and I posted a little video of her prancing about our lounge room at that time. I found it on my blog – Going Native – recently and showed her. She was mortified by what she saw her younger self doing – “What on earth am I doing?”, “Those are the worst high cuts I’ve ever seen”. She was in hysterics as she watched it.

Here she is 2.5 years later doing The Highland Fling and doing it very well.

A year ago I started taking Highland Dance classes for adults. It’s not easy to do and is a very athletic sport/dance. There’s a lot of jumping! I can do the Highland Fling too … just. Here’s the proof.

The adult classes are currently on hold while we’re in lockdown but I recommend it for anyone looking for a fun way to keep fit when the lockdown is eased. This is what you can learn in one year with no prior experience.

4 Replies to “The Highland Fling”

  1. Great dancing from both of you. I am doing a couple of online courses, Charleston/Swing and Jazz. I’m just about to give up the jazz because the teacher is so beautiful and lovely I feel like an elephant lumping about in comparison. I guess that’s what a year of lessons does, gives you that lightness on your feet.

    1. Ooo what/where are the online classes you’re doing? Does it work being online? I’ve always wanted to learn tap dancing. Perhaps I could find an online class?

      1. The Jazz class was advertised to me on Instagram! Even though it’s not my thing long term, the teacher is excellent, the site is called Secrets of Solo. She has a way of describing what it should feel like from inside your body so it is easy to understand. If you can find someone good for tap, there’s no reason it shouldn’t work.

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