About Sollus Highland Dancers
Sollus Highland Dancers was formed in 2001. Their first tutor, Iain was connected to a Scottish regiment based in Londonderry but due to redeployment Iain was replaced by Mischa Dodds (Edinburgh) in January 2002. Mischa helped to build up the dance team and trained up the now tutor Georgina Kee-McCarter.
The group in their short history have recorded phenomenal success in the competition arena, the highlight being crowned European & Ulster Choreography Champions. In 2023, Sollus saw not only a first for the dance school but indeed for Northern Ireland as their dancer, Amy Young was the first dancer from here to win an international championship.
Performing in showcases & festivals has seen some of the dancers travel right across Europe to places such as Holland, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium plus numerous events in Britain including Windsor Castle for the Royal Family.
Sollus Highland Dancers currently have now 13 qualified tutors and teach almost 1000 young people weekly in local schools and community groups. In 2019 the group were awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, an MBE for volunteer groups.
Our mission statement is to have “Pride in your own culture and respect for others”.