What do Highland dancers wear?

What do Highland dancers wear?

In Highland dancing, every dancer wears a kilt, or tartan trews. Male dancers wear jackets, ties, and ‘bonnets’ (hats). Female dancers wear blouses with vests or jackets.

Are there any particular clothing or props for the Highland Dance?

When performing Highland dancing, there is a specific attire worn. Men will wear a Balmoral, a traditional Scottish hat, as well as a doublet.

Why do Highland dancers wear kilts?

It was after the Battle of Culloden in 1746 that the government in London attempted to purge the Highlands of all unlawful elements by seeking to crush the rebellious clan system. An Act of Parliament was passed which made the carrying of weapons and the wearing of kilts a penal offence.

How do you measure a Highland dance kilt?

Please take a measurement around, just above the dancer’s hipbone (not the fullest part of the hip, JUST above the bone). Total Length: Measurement from the top of vest the back of the dancer’s neck to the bottom of the vest’s point at the dancer’s back.

What kind of costumes do Highland dancers wear?

With a passion for the costume, and love of the dance, I create hand sewn, custom made kilts, and all of the costumes that highland dancers are required to wear. I can assist you right from the beginning with tartan and velvet selection, walking you through the process that can be quite daunting for even a seasoned dance parent.

When to submit pictures for Ontario highland dance calendar?

Photos can be in highland, aboyne or choreography outfits. Have fun with it! The deadline to submit images for the 2020 Ontario Highland Dance Calendar is October 4th. Have a look through your pictures from the last year and talk with your teacher to make sure your studio is represented.

How long does it take to get a dance costume?

Custom fitting is provided for your vests and jackets to ensure your dancer looks her very best on stage. All of my costumes follow the SOBHD regulations for competition. Please plan ahead, and allow 8-16 weeks for your order, especially if through the busy spring season.

When is the hdao indoor dance competition 2019?

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting dance year. The dates for our indoor competitions are as follow: Saturday, November 9, 2019, Sunday, February 9, 2010 and Saturday, March 14, 2020. Please remember that you need to be a Member of the HDAO to compete at our indoor competitions.