The Donna Kimberley School of Highland Dancing

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The Donna Kimberley school of Highland Dancing is a non profit community dance group based in the North East of England and holds dance classes in the South East Northumberland area. The aims of the Dancing School are to promote the art of Highland Dance by means of both teaching pupils and performing to the public.

Our dance Teachers are Donna and Heather.:-

Donna has been Highland Dancing since the age of four and now has over 14 years experience in teaching, she is a qualified member of the UKA (United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts) who are validated by the Council of Dance Education and Training and Corporate members of:

  • British Dance Council
  • Sports and Recreation Alliance
  • Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing

Heather also started  Highland Dancing at the age of four. The highlights of her dancing career so far have been competing in the Canadian Championships at Montreal in July 2013 and Vancouver in 2014 which attracted over 800 competitors where she came a very creditable 7th in her section,and in 2014 she won the All England Championship under 16 confined to become English Champion then in 2015 she became the first and only Dancer from the North East of England ever to qualify for the World Championship Finals, placing her in the top 20 in the world . In 2016 and 2018 she won the All England Championships adult confined to become Adult English Champion. She is now a fully qualified Highland Dancing Teacher having passed her BATD 'Members' exams with top marks.

The Donna Kimberley School of Highland Dancing is a small Dancing School prefering quality over quantity and it offers a very high standard of Dancing tuition. This high standard is reflected in the competition results of our Dancers.

Dancers are able to progress through different levels of Exams and take part in Highland Dancing Competitions should they wish . The Donna Kimberley School of Highland Dancing has been very successful in Competitions to date and has had five Dancers who have achieved the major milestone of winning their Pre-Championships to become Championship Dancers.
As well as teaching Highland dancing we also perform regularly for the public at fairs/fetes, charity events and community venues such as Homes/hospices for the elderley and over 60's clubs etc and we are often out and about with North Tyneside Pipeband. We also travel farther afield to dance festivals in this country and abroad, in 2007, 2009 and 2011 we performed at the XII,XIII and XIV Worldfolkdance festival in Palma . In July 2009 we had an amazing trip to the Seeboden Children's Folkdance Festival in Austria and in August 2012 we travelled to Paris to perform in Disneyland and in Paris City Centre and in the International Gathering of Highland Dancing in 2016.