WITH A TWIST.
Flings & Things is firmly established as one of the most exciting Highland Dance groups in the world. Since 2014 they have been captivating audiences with their combination of dynamic, energetic choreography and unique, modern take on traditional Highland Dancing. Fusing the world class technique of Champion dancers with rhythmical, innovative choreography, attitude and style, their explosive performances never fail to surprise and delight - breathing new life into traditional Highland Dancing.
In recent years Flings & Things have produced performances for a host of prestigious events, including: the Glasgow 2018 European Championships; the Opening of the Scottish Parliament; New York Tartan Week; Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Baton reveal and Queen's Baton Relay; and the New York Military Tattoo. They also accompanied world famous rock supergroup MUSE on their sellout 'Drones' tour at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow.
Since 2013 Flings & Things have worked with the incomparable Red Hot Chilli Pipers managing and choreographing the Red Hot Chilli Dancers. They have accompanied the band at corporate events, festivals and stage shows throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East, joined them on US and European tours, and performed at some of their biggest shows to date - from opening the main stage at T in the Park, to headlining the BBC 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony party. They also featured in their 2014 DVD Live at the Lake, filmed at Milwaukee Irish Fest.
In addition to their work with the Chilli Pipers, many of the Flings & Things dancers perform regularly throughout the world with the fantastic contemporary ceilidh band Whisky Kiss, accompanying them at St Andrews festivals and corporate events in Singapore, Taiwan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York and Monte Carlo - as well as all over the UK. In 2017 they also joined Scottish traditional music superstars Skipinnish onstage at their sellout show at Glasgow's famous Barrowland Ballroom.
2019 was a stellar year for Flings & Things, bringing international recognition in the form of Tattoos and global sporting events. In July they were invited to represent Scotland at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland where they performed as part of the International Dance Team, with Director Rachel choreographing two of the main performances. They were also commissioned by Creative Scotland to produce a 30-minute showcase for the opening of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, dancing to the electrifying music of Kinnaris Quintet.
The start of 2020 continued in a similar vein; March saw the team assemble and choreograph 120 dancers for a performance to kick off the Scotland v France 6 Nations match at Murrayfield Stadium, with Scottish folk-pop quartet Tide Lines providing the accompaniment.
Throughout 2020 Flings & Things have continued to entertain and inspire the Highland Dancing community with their online performances, workshops and tutorials. They are already working on special projects for 2021, and will be back onstage as soon as the curtain lifts!