celticspirit logo & linkgarethstdt.jpgThe CelticSpirit dance co was formally established in 1985 by 10 times World Highland Dancing Champions Deryck & Gareth Mitchelson. The drive behind the formation of the dance company was to bring together aspects from the traditional forms of Scottish (and in particular Highland) dancing and to present 'lyrical Highland tratitions with a fresh twist' (dancebase 2003).

The dances contain traditional movements and rhythms combined in a non-traditional way and have included running split leaps and sword fights and the name reflects the energy of the dance whilst being a reminder of the traditional links.

Deryck & Gareth are avilable for judging, teaching, examining, workshops or demonstrations.

Enquiries for Deryck, Gareth or the CelticSpirit Dance Co should be addressed to:

Gareth Mitchelson, 74 Dalhousie Street, Monifieth, Angus DD5 4EQ, Scotland.
Telephone +44 (0)1382 532385

I hope that this website will provide some insight into our dance group.



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Newest work - 'Crossing Over 2005'

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