Let’s keep this initiative going and keep “Flinging Together”!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in and made Fling Together 2020 such a success! It was absolutely inspiring to see dancers from all over the world connecting in a new way. So much so that we want to keep the connections going! We are going to continue to use our Facebook and Instagram pages (which will transition from being called USIR 2020 to Fling Together) to stay in touch and bring you some inspiration as we travel down this new road together.
We also heard how much everyone enjoyed the opportunity to dance with others from Australia, Canada, Scotland, the US and even Brasil and Chile! So with the donations we received for the Zoom classes, the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers is excited to be able to continue to offer more virtual dance classes each month, for free! Dancers from around the world are welcome to participate. Watch our social media accounts for more details on when, what and how to sign up. Each class will also be available for 2 weeks after the class on our Fling Together 2020 YouTube Channel.
Highland Hustle Christmas Class
Zoom Class: 12 December
@ 10am (Los Angeles), 11am (Calgary), 1pm (New York), 3pm (Rio de Janeiro), 6pm (Edinburgh)
* For our friends In New Zealand and Australia class will be on 13 December @ 7am (Wellington), 5am (Sydney)
Highland Hustle is holding a Highland Hustle Christmas class and you are all invited!
Highland Hustle is a global dance cardio workout inspired by Highland Dance movements with the aim of having lots of fun whilst working out and dancing along at your own level. There are options from complete adult beginner to expert dancers as well as a complete range of fitness options offered. The company Founder Gillian is delighted to offer a Highland Hustle Christmas Celebration Class as part of the Fling Together initiative.
This will be suitable for dancers and all other members of the household who would like to join in on the same zoom link. There will be different intensity levels offered. This class is about getting together, having fun, and dancing to some festive tracks as well as other great Highland Hustle tunes.
*Live class only *. We will not be able to record this class.
Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Please only register ONCE PER HOUSEHOLD. If you are able to gather and want to take class with your dance studio, only one person needs to register. This class is being offered for free and donations are not being accepted. Thank you for being a part of the Fling Together community!
Registration closes 10 December
Ballet Goes Highland: The Nutracker
Coming Soon (December/January)! Keep an eye out for your chance to participate in this international collaboration. There will be opportunities for dancers of all ages and levels to be involved.
Join the Challenge! The Fling Together Practice Challenge.
Join the Challenge! The Fling Together Practice Challenge.
Learn tips from elite level dancers and track your practices for a chance to win some cool prizes. Each month we will be team up with a different dancer and prize sponsor. Keep an eye on our Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram for challenge videos and prize announcements. The challenge is open to all highland dancers worldwide.
How it works:
- Download and print our Practice Challenge Tracker. This sheet is just to help you keep track of your workouts and goals. For the purposes of this challenge, you may count cross training sessions as a practice.
- Keep track of your practices. The purpose of this challenge is to motivate and connect, so feel free to share what you’ve been working on on your social channels. Make sure to tag @flingtogether and use #flingtogether2020
- Submit the Practice Challenge Form for a chance to win the Fling Together Practice Challenge monthly prize drawing. 1 day = 1 entry. So the more days you practice, the more chances you have to win. You can submit the form weekly or at the end of the month.
Pilates for Highland
Available on YouTube through 5 December
Pilates teaches you to utilize your core to move functionally and efficiently, making it a great addition to any dancer’s training. For this class, Katie Wiegman of Center Strength Studios in Colorado and has designed a workout that will focus on Pilates exercises specific to the functional movements, upper body strength and balance required by Highland dancers.
Katie began dancing at the age of 7, pursued a degree in dance from the New World School of the Arts in Miami, and has had a busy performing career both nationally and internationally as a professional dancer and choreographer. She is inspired above all by the human body’s infinite capacity for invention, growth, and change, and she loves sharing her passion for movement with others both through dance and Pilates. Experienced teaching Pilates and conditioning to a variety of bodies for the past 11 years, Katie has taught students all the way from 6 year old ballerinas to senior citizens. She loves to be spontaneous and lighthearted when teaching, and believes the mind is the most important muscle to train. If the mind can imagine it, the body can do it!
Click here to check out Center Strength Studios other online classes.
Choreography with Flings & Things
Flings & Things and Fling Together would like to challenge you to keep practicing the routines and record your own versions. Post your videos to your socials using #flingtogether2020. Make sure to tag Flings & Things and Fling Together, so we can see your videos too. Let’s fill our feeds with some fun choreography and share our love for highland dance!
2020 Broadsword Challenge Class
Thank you to everyone who attended the live 2020 Broadsword Challenge Class. For those of you who couldn’t attend, the class recording is now available on YouTube. The music for the dance can be found on our channel as well. You can download the written steps and diagram here. We encourage you to practice the steps and post your version of the dance to your socials. Make sure to tag Fling Together and use #flingtogether2020 so we can see your efforts. Happy dancing!