Sinclair School of Highland Dancing
Sinclair School of Highland Dancing


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The Umbrella Project – June 2022


Some of our dancers had the fantastic opportunity to perform under multi-coloured umbrellas suspended above the streets of Aberdeen over the weekend. The Umbrella Project helps to raise awareness of neurodiversity and celebrate those who have been diagnosed with conditions such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. The girls did an amazing job performing in front of the crowds and dancing alongside a pipe band, helping to raise awareness of the project. 

Summer Things and Highland Flings – June 2022


We were overjoyed to be back on the stage and perform our first show post COVID at the International School. Summer Things and Highland Flings, our sixth production, was a massive success in demonstrating the talent of all our students. Our dancers performed a variety of traditional and choreographed pieces, transporting the audience around the main sites and cities within Scotland. It was wonderful to watch the smiles on all our dancers’ faces and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone that took part. With all the support from friends and family, we were also able to raise over £5000 for AberNecessities! 

Queens Platinum Jubilee – June 2022


Some of our PreSenior and Seniors had the amazing opportunity to dance at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee garden party outside Craigiebuckler Church. It was lovely to watch our dancers perform in front of a large crowd having not had the opportunity during COVID. They all danced amazingly, and the crowd loved it. Well done girls!

Online Classes


When our face to face teaching had to be suspended in March due to covid 19, our teachers and students continued to work hard through a series of online classes to all in the form of weekly Zoom calls and pre recorded videos on google classroom for our younger classes. All the teachers are immensely proud of the dancers who have continued their classes throughout this difficult time. It was especially nice to see the beginners to intermediates all dressed up for our superhero live classes on the final week.


We even created our own lockdown video celebrating all dancers where students of all ages could send in a clip of themselves dancing and we edited all together as a keepsake of this strange time. We are so proud of the final result as it shows how hard everyone has been working at home.


Advanced Bowling Night


Our advanced dancers had a fantastic night out bowling at Codonas followed by a visit to Pizza Hut. It was lovely seeing our dancers enjoying themselves togther outwith the dance studio. 

Halloween Party


Some of our younger dancers came to our highland party where they had an amazing time completing some spooky arts and crafts and having a halloween ceilidh. Well done to everyone that dressed up, your costumes all looked brilliant.

Dance PROMS 2019


SSHD were excited to return to Dance PROMS at the Beach Ballroom for the second year. After weeks of rehersals, our advanced dancers delivered amazing performances across the two nights. Well done to everyone that took part!

Scotland on Screen - March 2019


We were delighted to be back at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, ISA in March 2019 performing our fifth show - Scotland on Screen. A collection of traditional and choreographed routines based around films, television and other 'on screen' events. It was a fantastic experiance for all our dancers, teachers and their families and we look forward to what our next show will bring. Plus we raised over £4,000 for local charities VSA and CLAN, who attended our Saturday Night Performance. 

Deeside Local Food Festival 


Some of our corporate dancers perfomed at the Deeside Local Food Festival. They all danced amazingly and entertained the crowd as they enjoyed the food.

Dance PROMS 2018


Dance Proms is a collective performance from various local dance schools around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. 2018 was SSHD's first year to be invited to take part in PROMS and as the only Highland School to take part, we were so proud of the fabulous job from everyone involved!

Launch of Tartan Toddlers in 2018


Our new parent and toddler classes are designed to enhance young childrens development through a fun filled weekly music and movement class - with a Scottish twist. Classes are designed to help in the development of gross motor skills, co-ordination, musicality and confidence through various exercises and team work activities. Think Toddler Ceilidh.... 

Performing with Danscentre @ Limitless


Once again, our advanced dancers were delighted to be asked to return and perform a number at Danscentre's recent show Limitless at HMT in June 2017.

A fantasic week and a memorable experience for all our dancers involved! Congratulations and thankyou Danscentre - it is alwasy an honour! x


April 2017


Our 2nd major production was held in April 2017 at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and it was an amazing week! Over 120 dancers thouroughly enjoyed performing a mix of mordern and traditional Highland Dancing over three nights to friends and family. They put on a great show and raised £4,354 for local charities during the process!


Well done to everyone involved! x

Exam Success


This year we've split our exam session and happy to report another very successful round of Scottish National exams in December. Once again we are over the moon with our 100% pass rate and 90% at Highly Commended. 


We would also like to congratulate Advanced Pupils Sarah Ross and Emma Ross on achieving their teachers exams, bringing our total professional exams to date of 10, and all first time passes!

Choreography Competition 


On Sunday 12th June, we held our first Junior and Choreography Competitions at the International School. The day was a great success and we were so delighted with all the effort and skill our dancers showed in preparing and performing at this event. Our winners will get a chance to show you all their winning pieces at Tartan Times in April 2017.


Exam Success


Our recent two day exam session in March was a huge success. With over 150 exams in Highland and Scottish National being taken, everyone's hard work paid off and we achieved 100% pass rate with over 85% being at the top standard of Highly Commended. Congratulations everyone!!!

Performing at HMT with Danscentre, in Velocity


We were honoured to have our Senior dancers invited to perfrom a highland piece at Danscentre's Velocity at His Majesty's Theartre in June. It was an amazing week of rehersals and performances and we are so proud of everyone involved! X

Cornerstone Community - Old School Sports Day


Message from Cornerstone - 


"A big thanks to the fantastic ladies from Sinclair School of Highland Dancing for kick starting the day yesterday with their ten minute routine in the band stand."

From Scotland, With Love x


Our first major production was held in March 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, International School of Aberdeen and was a huge sucscess. Over 100 dancers took part in two performances, dancing an exciting mixture of traditional and contemporary Highland pieces. Local Charities, Friend of Anchor and Be-friend a Child joined our Saturday evening performance to collect our donations of £1,200 each from show proceeds. Well done to everyone involved, dancers and volunteers! x

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