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.



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?? Join our Fall Absolute Beginner Workshop! Full details will be posted soon on our LATEST NEWS page!

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

Fall Session #1 - Sep 10, 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

Fall Session #2- Nov 5, 12, 19 & 26, Dec 3, 10 & 17; 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 Fall sessions at once and SAVE!

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.


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. 

Rotating Summer Schedule of Teachers:

Thursdays (7:30-9:00)

Jul 6 - Susan Nase

Jul 13 - Susan Nase

Jul 20 - Shannon Cressey

Jul 27 - Susan Nase

Aug 3 - Susan Nase

Aug 10 - Meghan Pike

Aug 17 - Susan Nase

Aug 24 - Shannon Cressey

Aug 31 - Susan Nase

Tuesdays (8:00-9:30)

Jul 4 - Alison Ward

Jul 11 - Alison Ward

Jul 18 - Erin Robertson

Jul 25 - Meghan Pike

Aug 1 - Susan Nase

Aug 8 - Shannon Cressey

Aug 15 - Susan Nase

Aug - 22 - Alison Ward

Aug 29 - Susan Nase


Stay tuned for upcoming workshops! Absolute Beginner classes coming in Fall 2017!