Ann Roberts School of Dance
Highland Dance Teachers


Important dates
2 June Highland Exams
First 2 weeks of June ADA Exams
21-23 JuneUlysses performance
29 June Term 2 ends
30 June Term 3 begins
2-7 July Vacation School - Vocational
9-13 July Vacation School - Grades
16-18 July Exams - Vocational
24-26 July Exams - Grades
7 September Term 3 ends
8 September Term 4 begins
4 NovemberTiny Tots Concert
7 December Term 3 ends
6-8 December Annual Recital

Ann Roberts Annual Recital

Kilties Swords

Each year, Kilties take part in the spectacular Annual Recital. This is a major theatrical production, with professional set design, sound and lighting, and is well supported by the general public. All students benefit greatly from the chance to perform before a large, public audience, but the real value comes from their involvement in the discipline, protocol, traditions and stagecraft of live theatre.


Eisteddfod Competitors

Kilties at the Townsville Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod experience combines the pressure of performing before a live (and critical!) audience with the need to show a high technical standard. It is extremely beneficial to a dancer's confidence.

Participation in groups builds the student's sense of teamwork and community spirit.


Trophy winners


VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHY
Video and photography are only allowed on "open days" and "display days," for examinations and eisteddfod/recital costume showing.

NO such videos or photographs are to be uploaded on to any social media.

It is against privacy and copyright laws to video or photograph children, other than your own, without the consent of the parent/guardian of the children involved.

Kilties in Competition


Competitions are optional but they are a great way to develop strength, gain confidence and build life long friendships. Dancers move through a “levels system” at competitions, commencing in either Primary or Beginners (depending on their age at the first competition). Promotion to the next level depends on competition results.

2017 Competitions

Lower Burdekin Competition March 2017

Barrier Reef Championship 2016
Barrier Reef Championship 2016 Barrier Reef Championship 2016



Evelyn 1st and Ruby 3rd in the Premier 11 and under Title


2016 Competitions
Barrier Reef Championship 2016
Townsville Eisteddfod 2016

Julia Hem – Premier Encouragement Award
Evelyn Holmes – 2nd in Junior Highland Premiership, winner of the Most Promising Premier Award
Grace Jepson – 1st in Junior Highland Premiership, winner of the Highland Bursary

Fuada and Victoria
Fuadha Hem and Victoria Alexion in the OzScot Australia Team
at the Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Barrier Reef Championship 2016
Barrier Reef Championship 2016
Our Pre-Premier Dancers

Barrier Reef Championship 2016
Victoria Alexion 5th in 18 and over
Katrina Van Dyk 3rd
Evelyn Holmes 3rd in 13 and under
Grace Jepson 2nd

Choreographic Teams2016
Our choreographic teams at the Townsville Festival of Highland Dancing

Primary dancers
Miss Amanda and Miss Leone with our Primary dancers at the recent Townsville Festival

Grand Australasian
Grand Australasian Grand Australasian
A fabulous week end for our Ann Roberts Kilties
at the Grand Australasian Championship and supporting events in Sydney.

Adelaide 2016
Champion of Champions
Adelaide 2016
Adelaide 2016
Emily O’Callaghan
Emily O’Callaghan at the recent Mackay competition – winner of the Beginners Title

DON'T UPLOAD YOUR VIDEOS TO SOCIAL MEDIA!
Do you want your competitors to study your choreography/music/costumes before the next competition?

Kilties in the OzScot Team

Virginia USA 2016

Fuadha Hem and Victoria Alexion in the OzScot Australia Team at the Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk, Virginia, USA .



OzScot in Canada

Victoria and Andrea at the “Nova Scotia International Tattoo”, Canada .


Kilties trophy group

Hayley, Victoria and Lauren had a fabulous time performing with the OzScot Team in America!.

Presented annually in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginia International Tattoo is an exhibition of marching bands, massed pipes and drums, drill teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, choirs and more. Each year, a cast of over 800 artists from several countries creates an unforgettable spectacle under one roof for three breathtaking performances. The Virginia International Tattoo is the largest show of its kind in the United States.


Eisteddfod Competitors

Kilties at the Townsville Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod experience combines the pressure of performing before a live (and critical!) audience with the need to show a high technical standard. It is extremely beneficial to a dancer's confidence.

Participation in groups builds the student's sense of teamwork and community spirit.


Trophy winners


Kilties Overseas!

OzScot in Edinburgh


Since 2009 Ann Roberts' Kilties have been selected to perform overseas with OzScot, the Australian Highland Dancing Team. They have represented Australia at the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Edinburgh Festival, the Netherlands Military Tattoo at Rotterdam, the Nova Scotia Tattoo, Basel Tattoo, Switzerland and at the special Sydney production of the Edinburgh Tattoo!

Kilties in London


And in London for the Olympics!



Highland Dancer

Welcome to Highland Dancing

Highland dancing is a strong yet graceful national dance form that is performed to traditional and modern Scottish music. The School teaches the NDA (National Dancing Australia) syllabus for Scottish, Lesser Known and Jig/Hornpipe examinations. Children are able to register to compete in recognised SOBHD (Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing) competitions, which develop through a levels system, commencing with Primary level.

Class Requirements
• A leotard or fitted top and fitted shorts/ bike pants.
• Highland shoes with elastic and socks.
• Hair off the face and neck (preferably in a bun)
• Water bottle
• Highland folder
• A full circular practice skirt (Beginners and above only)

Competitions

Highland Dancer

If your child wishes to compete in competitions they will need to register through the Far North Qld Region Committee of Highland Dancing, which is governed by the Australian Board of Highland Dancing and, in turn, the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing!

The annual fee to register is $40.

3 Competitions are held in Townsville in the latter part of the year. The school will provide entry forms to you as they become available. Please be aware that entry forms are your responsibility and entry fees are at your expense.

(N.B. Some entry forms close several weeks before the competition.)

Competitions are optional but they are a great way to develop strength, gain confidence and build life long friendships as you enjoy the support of the Ann Roberts Kilties.

The Levels
Dancers move through a “levels system” at competitions, commencing in either Primary or Beginners (depending on their age at the first competition). Promotion to the next level depends on competition results.

LEVELDANCESCOSTUME
Primary
(4 to 6 years old)
16 Pas de Basque,
PDB & High Cuts,
Fling,
Swords
Kilt
Beginners
Start at 7 years or over
Fling, Swords,
Seann Triubhas and Reel

Lilt and Flora
Kilt


Aboyne costume
Novice Fling, Swords,
Seann Triubhas and Reel

Lilt and Flora
Kilt


Aboyne costume
Intermediate As above plus
Barracks Johnnie & Laddie

Jig & Hornpipe
Kilt


Jig & Hornpipe
Premier As above plus
Scotch Measure, Village Maid,
Earl of Erroll, Blue Bonnets,
Cake Walk Duo,
Broadsword Team dance
As above

Examinations
Examinations are conducted by National Dancing Australia, and are usually held in mid-year. Dancers will be given information about exams if they have reached the required standard.

Dowload your Highland Registration forms here.
All new competitors will also need the Regn. Acknowledgement Form

These forms are in PDF format. If you can't read PDF files download Adobe Reader here! - (it's free!)

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Highland Dancer

Highland Dancer

First Class Dancewear

Highland Dancer

Kilties

Highland Dancer

Highland Dancer

First Class Dancewear

Highland Dancer

Kilties

Highland Dancer

Highland Dancer

Ann Roberts School of Dance

Updated 15 May 2018