Welcome to the Murphy Highland Dance School

Our dancers perform and compete traditional Scottish Highland Dancing. Highland dancing is a wonderful form of dance. Scottish Highland dancing is rich in Scotlands history. Our dancers dance such dances as the Highland Fling, Sword dance and national dances such as the Irish Jig, and the Sailors Hornpipe.

Our dancers range in age from 4 to adults.
New classes will be beginning in August.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

First day of a two day competition

 Well we have completed the first day of our two day competition. The North Texas Highland Games has been wonderful this year! We are dancing under a huge tent so we are not dealing with sunburns and such, we even had chairs and tables to sit at while watching the dancing!

I am so proud of all our dancers today ,what a great job each one of them did! All of our dancers won something! Luke won his age group trophy, well done, your hard work has paid off! And congrats to Carmen who competed for the first time~ she won 2 first places and 2 second places! Way to go!

Enjoyed spending the day with my dancers and their families, so proud of each and every one of them!  I am lucky to know you all! What a great group of people!

Now on to today's competition, the dancers will be dancing the national dances today, Lilt, Flora, Blue Bonnets, and the Sailors Hornpipe. If you go please come by and say "hi" we would love to visit with you . Good Luck Dancers!

I'll try and post pic soon!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Classes!

This year we are adding some new classes to the Fall schedule.

For our youngest dancers we will be offering a combo class. 20 minutes of Ballet, 20 minutes of Highland, and 20 minutes of Tap. This will be a fun, fast moving class. The dancers will learn basics in all three dance forms.

We will also have Ballet and Tap classes for all ages. We are excited to be adding Tap and Ballet for those interested.

Stretch and Strengthening classes. This is a class geared to focus on Strengthening the core muscles that we use for dance. Having good strong muscles are important for dance. We will also be stretching. Stretching is so important, we will be covering when to stretch and how to stretch. Flexibility and strength is the focus of this class.

Highland dancing, we will be offering classes for all ages and levels. We will be doing performances through the year and also competitions.

If you would like more information on any of our classes please contact me at murphyhighland@gmail.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Dance Year!

We are gearing up for the dance year! This is such a fun time of year. The new classes that will be offered, new students, it gets exciting this time of year. We are taking registrations now, and it will determine which classes make this year and which ones don't. If there are not enough dancers to make the class than we will simply try to offer it again at a later date. Please email me if you would like a list of the classes currently being offered. The day and times are being decided on soon, will post the list of classes soon.

It looks like we are going to have a busy fall. We have several performances lined up, so we will hit the ground running! Welcome to our new students that have joined us in June and July! We are excited you have joined us and hope you have fun!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Two competitions back to back

This is a photo of the morning dancers at the North Texas Highland Games. A big congratulations to all of them. Two of our dancers went the following weekend to the Kansas City Highland games held in Mo. and placed very well. So proud of them all. Now that the competitions are done for a while we will be introducing some choreographies into our regular practices. We will still be working on our competition dances, just going to have a bit of fun also with the classes. Keep up the good work.

Monday, June 6, 2011

North Texas Highland Games!

Congratulations to the Murphy Highland Dancers!

Our dancers competed at the North Texas Highland Games this past weekend. Congratulations to Luke our beginner dancer. Luke placed 4th in all of his dances - well done! Congrats to Alex our Novice dancer. Alex placed a 1st, 3 - 3rds, and a 4th over the week-end- well done! Congrats to Shawna who placed 4 - 3rds and 3- 4th and a 5th in the Premier level which those awards were cash - well done!

To our trophy winner Meagan congratulations! This was Meagan's last competition in the the Intermediate level. She now will go to the Premier level. Way to finish the Intermediate Level.

The competition was very nice. It was warm but wonderful dancing and great to see so many friends.

Some of our dancers are going to the McPherson Highland Games next weekend, we wish you the best of luck!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Working on a new website

We are currently working on a new web site check it out at


and tell us what you think. We are still working out a few the problems such as a few buttons I can't seem to delete.:)

North Texas Highland Games

We are getting ready for the North Texas Highland Games which are coming up soon, June 4 & 5. Our dancers will be competing on both days. They will be dancing the Highland dances on Saturday. Pre-premier will be dancing in the morning. And Premiers will be dancing in the early afternoon......hopefully before it gets too hot. :)

On Sunday they will be dancing the National dances. Please remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, lawn chairs, and you can bring ice chest I believe.

Our dancers have been working very hard and I hope you each have a good time dancing!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Performing at a school in Frisco

We will be performing at Rogers Elementary School in Frisco this Friday.
They are teaching the Kindergarten and First grade about Scotland. A piper
will be there to pipe for them and the we will dance for them. And then there
will be a parade around the school lead by the piper. It sounds like a fun day for our dancers.
I will try to post photos as soon as I can.