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For Highland Dancers who love to compete and have fun!

19th to 21st October 2018 - A wonderful fun finale to end the North American Highland Dance Season of Championships and Competitions. We are delighted to announce that once again in 2018, Highland Dance schools from the United States, Canada and all around the world will have an amazing opportunity to participate in the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida and the Orange County Convention Center organised by the same team behind our Paris Gathering.

Following the amazing success of our first event in 2017, we will once again be operating a fully inclusive Scottish Highland Dance Festival in 2018, designed to give Highland Dancers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to dance and showcase their dancing skills. In response to feedback received from our 2017 event, our ChoreoMagic Challenge and American Magics Competitions will now take place over 2 days (Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 2018) with our Pre-Parade on Sunday 21st October 2018.

What is the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance Florida?
• A unique opportunity to dance in an inclusive Disney themed ChoreoMagic Challenge open to everyone
• Compete in "The American Magics" an SOBHD Pre-Premier and Premier Highland & National Dance Competition.
• The chance to parade through Disney in Florida as part of a Disney Pre-Parade, choreographed by world renowned former Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo choreographer Billy Forsyth MBE.
• Showcase on a Disney stage with the amazing Disney Performing Arts On-Stage performance slots.
• Take part in specially designed workshops from Disney Performing Arts professionals
• Enjoy a magical time with family and friends in the Disney Parks with the included park entry tickets.


Event Highlights...

• ChoreoMagic - A Unique Magical Choreography Experience
Our exclusively themed Choregraphy challenge has established itself as a major highlight of our Disneyland Paris event.  We are delighted to bring our unique experience for Scottish Dancers to the USA  which will be hosted in our prestigious private venue, The Linda Chapin Theatre, Orange County Convention Center, International Drive, Orlando, Florida. You will have the chance to perform your interpretation of Disney classics old and new using Scottish based dance techniques to a panel of esteemed Disney Choreographers. Entertain a thrilled audience as you and your friends dance to Disney themed music of your choice with an exciting combination of traditional Scottish styles and modern choreography. This challenge is open to dancers of all ages and abilities who can dance in solos, duos and group categories. With Disney themed awards and some Disney magic, don't miss this unique, exciting, fun and entertaining challenge open to everyone. 

Open to Everyone - Dancers don’t need to be registered SOBHD to take part in our ChoreoMagic Challenge, it is open to all Scottish dancers and has its own set of rules and judging criteria. 
All Age School Group category - We are delighted to announce ChoreoMagic will include an "All Age School Group" category, allowing all your dancers, whatever their age or abilities, the unique opportunity to dance together as a group.

• Compete at the American Magics competition
Bringing the excitement of a professional SOBHD Scottish Highland Dance competition to the magic of Disney, don't miss your chance to compete at the unique event. This unique competition, “The American Magics” is taking place during the weekend of the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance, welcoming competitors from all over the world. Our competition will be hosted by the the prestigeous Orange County Convention Centre, International Drive, Orlando, Florida. The competition is available only to participants attending and taking part in the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance event who have purchased an official Take Us 2 The Magic event package. Entry will only be available via the advance package options as detailed on our packages page and no "on the day" entry or spectator payment options will be available. No exceptions will be made. Compete in the different Pre-Premier and Premier Categories including all the available dances at no extra charge.

• Parade in a Disney® Park
A highlight of the weekend events, all performers aged 10 years and over will be invited to apply to take part in the Disney Performing Arts® Pre-Parade before thousands of people in the Magic Kingdom® Park. The routine will be specially prepared by world renowned choreographer and former Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Choreographer Billy Forsyth MBE, bringing you all together for a magical experience (the Disney Performing Arts Pre-Parade routine will be provided to you in advance).

• Additional opportunities to showcase your talents on a Disney® Stage
Each year hundreds of amateur groups showcase their talents and experience the thrill of the performance of a lifetime! What could be more exciting than performing on a Disney® stage, in front of an international audience? Disney Performing Arts® Onstage gives the opportunity to groups to do just that! Each group will be offered the chance to audition for a 20-minute performance on stage within the Disney® Parks. 

• Additional opportunities to take part in a Disney Performing Arts Workshop
Disney Performing Arts Workshops are Disney designed programs that teach performing arts students' concepts in music, dance and theatre. These hands-on sessions will enrich the value of your group's visit by providing students with a feel for what it's like to be a professional performance artist - from the preparation and skill-development stages to rehearsing and performing. And it is done the Disney way, with a special touch of magic.

Register your interest today!
We are in the process of finalising packages, prices and schedules. We envisage places to fill quickly and capacity to be limited. To register your interest today please contact us on the details below.

Call: From USA & Canada- 01144 1709 543074
From Europe - 0044 (0)1709 543074

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