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.



Don't lose your highland groove over the summer months! We're switching things up this summer so you can take your vacations AND keep dancing through the summertime. There are two weekday classes to drop into that will feature a rotating roster of Shot of Scotch Vancouver company member teachers! Full detailed breakdown of teachers to be posted soon - stay tuned!

Tuesdays 8:00-9:30 PM: Open Level Drop in with Class Card (All levels welcome, must have some highland experience)

Thursdays 7:30-9:00 PM: Open Level Drop in with Class Card (All levels welcome, must have some highland experience)

Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level? Want to work on the basics?? Contact us to be on the list for our next Absolute Beginner Workshop! 

All summer classes are held at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St. Vancouver, BC)

Jul Classes - Jul 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27; 8 classes

Aug Classes - Aug 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31; 10 classes

10-Class Card valid Jul and Aug - $250+GST

5-Class Card valid Jul ONLY - $125+GST

5-Class Card valid Aug ONLY - $125+GST

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

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


CORE AND CARDIO FOR HIGHLAND DANCERS with Alison Ward - Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:15 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 Studio)

Apr 4, 11, 18 & 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23; 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 class Spring 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.

REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info.