Media Release: The Big Dance Show – Highlands

Big Dance Show image Jazz dancers Spring Into Eden 2013

TWENTY dance groups of all ages from across the region have been hard at work brushing up their moves in preparation to take to the main stage at Eden Court to strut their stuff. There will be something for everyone: Ballet, Breakin’, Bollywood and more!

Come to The Big Dance Show – Highlands on Tuesday 12 November 2013 and be inspired by the wealth of talent from across the Highlands & Islands.

As part of the Dance Strategy for the Highlands, Eden Court want to promote the range, breadth and quality of dance activity happening across the area. Eden Court is also the Highland hub for Get Scotland Dancing, a Scottish Government policy to get more people more active. The Big Dance Show – Highlands is the first event in the Highlands leading up to the Commonwealth Games and Culture Festival in 2014.

ConneXions Dance group said: “We are so excited – can’t wait to perform on the big stage – it is a massive trip out for us.”

Louise Marshall, CREATIVE dance artist, said: “It’s fantastic to bring so many dance enthusiasts together to perform on Empire stage. We want to show everyone how much fun dance can be as well as providing all these dancers and hard-working dance tutors the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre.”

If you are inspired by the fabulous performances you’ll need to look out for Get Dancin’ week, 10-16 March 2014.

To mark Commonwealth Day, 10 March, Eden Court and other dance groups will be offering new dancers the opportunity to try a class for free.

For more details about this and other Get Scotland Dancing opportunities, go to

Get Scotland Dancing aims to encourage more people to get active and participate in dance. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games, provide an unparalleled opportunity to raise the profile of dance as a creative, participative and physical art form. In support of this Scottish Government policy, Creative Scotland will invest £1.5 million across a four-year period, creating an inclusive celebration of dance across Scotland, linking into the wider UK and marking Scotland’s place in the world.

Dance groups perfoming are:

Active Cheer & Dance (Inverness & Forres), Aldearn Ballet Girls (Nairn), Ballet West (Lochaber), Bollywood Va-Va Voom! (Skye) , Claire Bryce School of Highland Dancing (Inverness) , ConnXion Dance School (Morar)

Dancemania (Inverness), Eden Court Youth Dance Group (Inverness), Elise Lyall School of Dance (Wick), Forres Gymnastics (Forres), Fortrose Over 50’s (Fortrose), Gordonstoun Youth Dance Company (Gordonstoun School), Holm Stars Gymnastics Team (Inverness), HYPE (Stornoway), Michelle & Aileen Wilson Highland Dancers (Dingwall), SkyeDance – Kyle Youth Dance (Lochalsh), Strictly Inverness 2013 (Inverness), TFX Performing Arts (Inverness)

For tickets contact Eden Court Box Office on 01463 234 234 or visit the website:


For further information, interview requests or to arrange picture opportunities, please contact Eden Court Marketing Department / / 01463 239 841

Notes to editors:

  • Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland. It re-opened in November 2007 following an extensive redevelopment programme, which saw the addition of two purpose built cinemas, a brand new flexible second theatre space and two dance and education studios.
  • Eden Court is the only theatre in Scotland to offer Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses in Drama and Dance. These are extracurricular courses, which offer pupils from across Highland the opportunity to study at Eden Court for an SQA Higher Dance, Drama or Intermediate 2 exams. Aside from Eden Court, there is only one school in the Highlands where pupils can sit SQA Higher Drama exams.

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