Highland workshop with Gregor Bowman. 16th, 17th or September 2019
Gregor started dancing at age 8 in Dundee, Scotland and had a successful competitive Highland dancing career over 25 years in the UK and overseas winning all major Championships. This included 8 World Championships, 7 Commonwealth Championships, 16 British Championships and was presented with SOBHD Oscar award 14 times. The majority of his dancing career was under the instruction of Miss Frances Paterson of Edinburgh and latterly his sister Lesley Bowman. Gregor taught a successful class prior to moving to Glasgow with work and is in demand internationally to conduct lectures and workshops.
As well as a successful competitive career, he also performed on two occasions as a guest performer with the Scottish Dance Company of Canada in their production of Immrama and was a soloist at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 2 occasions.
Through Highland Dancing, he has been fortunate to visit many countries throughout the world such as France, Hungary, Holland, Turkey, Japan, Dubai, South Africa, Canada, USA and Australia when he has either competed, demonstrated, examined, taught workshops or adjudicated.
Gregor is currently enjoying his second term as President of the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance. In addition to this, he is a Fellow and Examiner with the Alliance and a member of the SOBHD worldwide panel of judges.
Until earlier this year, Gregor specialised in Lean methodology and was a Project Manager with the Royal Bank of Scotland. He is currently enjoying some time off after more than 35 years with the same bank.
Gregor is delighted to have been asked to adjudicate at this year’s South African Highland Dancing Championships and wishes all competitors, officials and spectators a successful and enjoyable time.