Want to learn how to Highland Dance?
Adult Recreational Classes in Vancouver
Are you an adult that has always wanted to try Highland dancing? Or maybe you danced in your youth and would like to restart for fitness and fun?
Susan Nase, our Vancouver Artistic Director and founding member offers private and group Scottish Highland dance classes for recreational adults and absolute beginners! Susan is a certified highland dance teacher through the SDTA (Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance.) Starting her highland dance career at the age of 9, she went on to compete at the international level. While living in New York City in 2011, Susan co-founded Shot of Scotch NYC and upon moving to Vancouver in 2012, co-founded the new branch in her home country of Canada.
The classes are kept small to give each student ample attention, growth opportunity and individual challenges. The focus is on FUN, fitness, technique and learning about the traditions of highland dance. Each class includes a full warmup, barre and strengthening work, technique, new material as well as a full cool down. For those returning to highland dance after a break, these classes are a great way to get back into the swing of things without the pressure of competition, or risk of serious injury from too much intensity too soon.
FALL CLASSES - REGISTRATION OPEN!
Ongoing Sunday classes are held Sept - June at Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)
Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM: Int/Premier Levels - Breakdown of steps, focus on technique, stamina and strength
Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM: Beg/Nov/Int - Slower pace for returning premier dancers to remember steps and regain stamina as well as new novice dancers to learn. Working on basic dances Fling, Sword, Lilt, S. Trs., Flora, Basic Reels
Fall Session #1 - Sep 8, 15, 22 & 29, Oct 6, 20 & 27; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students per class
Fall Session #2 - Nov 3, 10, 17 & 24, Dec 1, 8 & 15; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students per class
Pre-registration and full session payment required (no refunds). A SoS Society membership ($25 for the full 2019/20 season) is required will be added to the class fee. The fee for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session.
Private and semi-private lessons are also available.
Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level?Want to learn the basics from the start?? Our next Absolute Beginner Workshop will be in Jan 2020! Contact us to get on our mailing list to get all the details!
bonus CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:
ABSOLUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP - Coming Jan 2020
Have you always wanted to give Highland Dancing a try but didn't know where to begin? Looking for a new activity to get you moving? No experience is necessary! Learn all the basic positions and movements from the very beginning and walk away knowing how to dance a 4-step Highland Fling! If (when) at the end of the workshop you have been bitten by the Highland Dance bug, you'll have all the foundation you need to join our ongoing beginner classes.
Stay tuned for our next workshop dates and details!