Learn Highland Dance in 2019! Absolute Beginner Workshop in February!

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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 in the New Year? No experience is necessary! This February we are thrilled to offer a 4-week workshop for absolute beginners! 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. Go ahead and register today! We can't wait to dance with you!

Thursdays 8:30-9:30 pm, taught by Katherine Gray

Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28; 4 classes, $80

Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson St)

Save your spot today as class size is limited! REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info.

Register for Winter Classes!

Before you sign off for the holidays, make sure to register for Winter Classes! Our Sunday classes start back on Jan 6, 2019 and we're thrilled to offer another Core and Cardio Workshop on Thursdays with Katherine Gray! Full details on the classes and workshop can be found HERE, and some quick details are below! See you in class in the New Year!

Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM: Premier

Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM: Novice/Intermediate

Sundays 1:00-2:30 PM: Beginner

Ongoing Sunday classes are held at Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)

Sunday Winter Session - Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27, Feb 3, 10 & 24; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM: Core & Cardio, Open to all levels

Core & Cardio classes are at the Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson St)

Thursday Winter Session - Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28; 8 classes, $150

Pre-registration and full session commitment required. The cost for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. 

Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Save your spot today as class size is limited! REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info.

Santiago Cup 2018 - SMPB

Last week our Artistic Director Susan Nase returned from her second trip to Chile. Over the course of nine days in Santiago, she taught workshops, judged, and shared her passion for highland dance with dancers from Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. These awesome dancers worked incredibly hard, putting in over 12 hours of intense workshops all before competition day!

The event was hosted by the Santiago Metropolitan Pipe Band and it was an honour to have been invited back to participate alongside fellow adjudicators Craig Monroe (pipes) and Tyler Fry (drums).

This was the first year they have hosted an event with individual dance competition and it was a great success! Congratulations to all the dancers who participated and to the SMPB for hosting such a fabulous event!

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A Season of Whisky Flings!

If there is a theme to our performances this Fall, it's WHISKY! We held our semi-annual Whisky Fling Fundraiser on Sep 19 at Shebeen Whiskey House in Gastown, gathering our friends, family, dance lovers, and whisky enthusiasts together for a night of dance, music, food and good company. It was a great success with money being raised to help us create more innovative dance projects and to connect with our community through Scottish culture!

Next up on Oct 5, we paired up with our friends at the Vancouver Police Pipe Band at their "Pipes and Drams" whisky tasting event, lending our dancing talents to their fundraiser. We danced with the pipe band, debuted our newest choreography "Crooked Fire" and showed off our newest costumes - kilties! (We *may* have participated in some tastings of the whisky as well...) See more pictures from the "Pipes and Drams" event HERE!

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NEW Beginner Level Class!

We are offering a NEW Beginner level Highland class for adults starting Nov 4th! This level is for dancers with a little highland experience or other similar previous dance training (i.e. ballet). We will focus on slowly breaking down basic Highland movements and dances (Fling, Sword, Lilt.) It’s the perfect class for those who have just completed the Absolute Beginner workshop. 

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Sundays 1:00-2:30 pm

Broadway Ballroom (1050 W Broadway)

Fall Session #2 - Nov 4, 18, & 25, Dec 2, 9, & 16; 6 classes, $150, Max. 9 students

Pre-registration and full session payment required (no refunds). The fee for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. 

Save your spot today as class size is limited! REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info.

Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level? Want to learn the basics from the start?? Our next Absolute Beginner Workshop will be in Feb 2019! Send us a message to get on our list and kick off the New Year with a Fling!