The Cairns Scottish and Irish Dance Academy was established in Cairns in 1983 by Principal, Mrs Jacqueline Wilson.
The "City of Cairns" Highland and Irish Dancers compete regularly at Highland and Irish Dancing competitions throughout Queensland and Interstate.
Our dancers are in high demand to entertain at Civic Functions, Corporate Events, St. Patrick's Day celebrations, School Fetes and Nursing Homes.
Our Academy prides itself in providing professional tuition to student and aims to develop correct technique, discipline and performance skills in a caring learning environment where each student's abilities and strengths are developed individually.
Dancers from the "City of Cairns" Highland and Irish Dancers have joined the internationally acclaimed OzScot Australia Highland Dancing Team and have performed at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Scotland , The Oman Tattoo - Oman, the Virginia International Tattoo - USA , the Basel International Tattoo - Switzerland, the 2010 Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney, 2010 Rotterdam International Tattoo in Rotterdam, Holland, Virginia International Tattoo - USA and Nova Scotia in 2013 and Basil Switzerland in 2014 and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2015. In 2016, Angela Nucifora and Gemma Purvis will perform again with OzScot at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Melbourne Australia in February and the Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk Virginia USA in April.
Principal, Mrs Jacqueline Wilson, represented Australia on the judging panel of the 2014 World Highland Dancing Championships at Dunoon, Scotland. Jacqueline also judged the 2014 Champion of Champions Championship of Australia in Melbourne.
Students are prepared for Highland Examinations conducted through the National Dancing Association of Australia and Irish Examinations conducted through An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (Irish Commission - Dublin)