Regular, consistent practice is fundamental to developing the strength, stamina and technique for Highland dance.
Dance instructors encourage regular practice at home, in addition to attending a group lesson 1-2 times a week. Instructors may also provide individual and semi-private lessons, if a student would like more specialized instruction or preparation.
The time commitment for Highland dance varies by age and level of competition. Very young dancers might only need to practice a few minutes a day. Older or more advanced dancers may practice a combination of group and private lessons, plus individual practice up to 12-15 hours/week, especially in preparation for major competitions.
Consult with your dance instructor to determine the appropriate balance of classes and practice time.
Connect with a MSCDA-affiliated dance school for locations and class times: