Welcome To The Atholl Dancing Association.

based in Highland Perthshire, the Heart of Scotland.



Intermediate and Premiers will start with the Sailors' Hornpipe (4 steps)

Beginners and Novice will start with the Highland Fling.


Information regarding access to the Atholl Palace Hotel will be emailed to all competitors today. This is due to Etape Caledonia Resident & Road Closure Information - Etape Caledonia also taking place starting and finishing in Pitlochry.


About Us

Originally from Leith, Jean Swanston now of Logierait began teaching Highland Dancing in Highland Perthshire in 1975. At first classes took place in Ballinluig, and then they moved to Grandtully and Pitlochry. Classes now take place in the Studio at Middleton, Logierait.

Parents of the dancers attending the Jean Swanston School of Dancing form the Atholl Dancing Association. The A.D.A. was formed on 1 February 1979 with Barbara MacKintosh as the first Chairman. Part of the committee’s remit was and still is to organise the Atholl Dancing Festival which attracts competitors from all over Scotland to the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry. Since 1983 the committee has also organised a competition in March in Grandtully for members of the dancing class.

The Atholl Dancing Association is a Competition Organiser in Membership of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing

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