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SA Dancers Abroad

Millenium Challenge In March 2000, a group of approximately 12 dancers, together with their parents, teachers and supporters, all travelled to Scotland to participate in the Millenium Challenge held in Pitlochry. For many of the dancers, this was their first introduction to dancing on an international stage and the experience was enjoyed by all those […]

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Highland Dancing Memories

I attended my 1st Highland dancing lesson at 4 years old in Cape Town where I danced at every Caledonian Society function and wherever the Cape Town Caledonian Society Pipe Band performed, I was there too. We travelled to Gatherings in Port Elizabeth and East London. Grant & I were married in Cape Town Sept 1965 […]

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Cape Town Dancing

Leslie Clark (dancer / teacher / judge)  Cape Town  – 1928 – 1984 Leslie was born in Cape Town in 1928 into a family heavily involved in the Scottish culture. As soon as he was old enough he joined  his sister Jean, 2 yrs his senior, at dancing classes. They were taught by a teacher […]

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Four Generations of Highland Dancing Champions

Jenny R McKean (Jamieson) Jenny started Highland Dancing in 1921 at the age of 12. She was taught by Helen McLaren and Edyth McCurdie. During her dancing career she was the second South African Adult Champion in 1933 and was presented with the Schlesinger Cup. She obtained her SDTA Fellowship and her Adjudicators qualification. During […]

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Influential Personalities in South African Highland Dancing

The early history of Highland Dancing in the country was largely moulded by two well-known families, the Kinghorns and the Jamiesons. Jean Voss (Kinghorn) I had the pleasure of meeting Jean Voss in the very early 1970s. My wife, Sue (Driver) and I had moved from our home town of Port Elizabeth to start our […]

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