Higher Dance

Higher Dance encourages learners to be inspired and challenged whilst developing technical dance skills through performing, creating and appreciating dance. Students focus on two styles: Jazz and Contemporary, and final assessment includes practical performance of technique and choreography, as well as a written evaluation.

The course prepares you for dance training at college and pursuing a performance career. It will deepen your knowledge, understanding and skills in dance. The course includes regular homework.


  • Students must be well-motivated and able to commit to attendance at all sessions in Inverness on the agreed dates, including intensive blocks during school holidays.
  • We recommend that you complete your fifth year of secondary school by the time you start this course, although it is achievable for committed S4 and S5 students.
  • Some dance experience is essential and attending additional classes is recommended for those with little or no previous technical experience.
  • It is important that students have a real depth of interest in dance.