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Erica Archer - Corryvrechan Team LeaderErica Archer - Team Leader

Erica started her Scottish dance career as a Highland dancer before going on to perform and teach many different aspects of Scottish traditional dance.


Since becoming Team Leader of Corryvrechan Erica has strived to open up new horizons for the team in the field of display dancing, being a firm believer that the purpose of a display team is to entertain and inspire the audience.


She uses material  from all branches of Scottish traditional dance as well as her own choreography to create a programme which gives the audience an insight into the  wonderful heritage of dance as well as providing an on-going challenge for the dancers to reach increasingly high standards and to fulfil their maximum potential.


Erica has a  deep and enduring interest in folk dance and music from all parts of the world and feels it is important that the Scottish tradition, with all its variety and excitement, should be kept to the forefront on the international stage as well as at home.   She works closely with Chris Oxtoby, Corryvrechan’s Musicians Leader, to preserve and enhance the vital combination of music and dance  which is such an essential part of the success of the Team.     


Corryvrechan’s pursuit of excellence in both music and dance is high on the list of Erica’s priorities as she is constantly looking for new and exciting challenges for the Team within the boundaries of the Scottish tradition.


Erica is a Fellow of the United Kingdom Alliance (of Professional Teachers of Dancing).  She also holds the Teacher’s Certificate of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and was awarded the Society’s ‘Scroll of Honour’ in November 2000.

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