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2018 Edinburgh Military Tattoo Dance Company Auditions

Written by IT Communications

Applications for the 2018 Tattoo Dance Company are now being accepted.


The 2018 Dance Team will comprise of dancers from any country affiliated to the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. Dancers will perform in front of a large international audience of 8,800 – a total of 220,000 during the season and a further 100 – 300 million on television around the world.


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will take place from 3 until 25 August 2018.   Dancers must arrive in Edinburgh no later than Friday 27 July for rehearsals prior to performances commencing.


Applicants must be 16 years or over as at 1 July 2018 and must be of Premier Standard which must be maintained throughout the year. Applications from both male and female dancers will be considered.


Dancers must maintain a level of fitness to enable them to perform to a high standard. Should you be selected your Dance Teacher will be contacted to confirm your regular attendance at classes.


Dancers may take part in competitions and work during the Tattoo but priority must be given to the Tattoo by arriving on time for both rehearsals and performances. Dancers must be available / flexible to attend extra rehearsals that may be called at the request of the Dance Director. Please note, the last three Tattoo performances fall on the same weekend as Cowal Highland Gathering and priority must be given to the Tattoo.


All dancers are responsible for all travel costs both to and from Edinburgh. Accommodation will be provided for all dancers. All meals will be provided for the duration of the Tattoo including rehearsals. Airport transfers will be provided where possible for all overseas dancers arriving on Friday 27 July and departing on Sunday 26 August.


The dancers are under the direction of Aileen Robertson, the Highland Dance Director for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Dance Director’s decision is final.


All dancers performing in the Tattoo Dance Company will be unable to compete at an event where the Dance Director is an Adjudicator for 3 months following the last performance on 25 August 2018. The same rule will apply to any dancer(s) who are SOBHD Adjudicators who may be performing as part of the Tattoo Dance Company.


All applications should be submitted to dance@edintattoo.co.uk no later than Friday 12 January 2018.

Tattoo Dance Company Application Form 2018