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.
**NEW SPRING CLASSES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!**
REGULAR ONGOING CLASSES:
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 new dancers to learn and for returning premier dancers to remember steps and regain stamina. Working on Fling, Sword, Lilt, S. Trs., Flora, Basic Reel)
Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level? Want to work on the basics?? Contact us to get on the list for our next Absolute Beginner Workshop!
Ongoing Sunday classes are held at Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)
Spring Session #1 - Mar 4, 11, 18 & 25, Apr 8, 15, 22 & 29; 8 classes, $200, Max. 9 students
Spring Session #2 - May 6, 13, & 27, Jun 3, 10, 17 & 24; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students
Pre-registration and full session commitment required. The cost for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. Register for both sessions now and save!
bonus CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:
UPCOMING IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH!
CORE AND CARDIO FOR HIGHLAND DANCERS with Alison Ward - Thursdays 7:00 - 8:15 pm (Open Levels)
- Let's move!! Focus on stamina and strength and improving the dances you already know! Fast paced class!
All workshop classes are held at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St. 7th floor, Marcuse or Zagar Studios)
Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22, Mar 1, 8, 15 & 22; 8 classes, $160 ($120 if already registered for a Sunday ongoing session!)
Pre-registration and full session commitment required. The cost for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session.
Drop-ins are allowed ONLY for registered Sunday Session students at $20/class.
Alison Ward has been practicing Pilates since 2000 and teaching as a certified instructor since 2006. She works with varied clients whose practices range from post-rehab through to advanced. In 2015, she became the first Vancouver based Instructor Trainer for The Pilates Process. In addition, Alison is a fully qualified Highland Dance Instructor and has over 30 years of various dance and theatre experience. As a competitor, she trained at a high championship level and won several titles at provincial, national and international levels. Her ability to cross train with Pilates has allowed her to continue dancing at a professional level well into her thirties.