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?? 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 payment 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!

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.



Keep your stamina and fitness going with open level drop-in classes twice a week this summer! Take class from a rotating roster of Shot of Scotch Vancouver company dancers. All summer classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St. Vancouver, BC)

Jul Classes - Jul 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31; 7 classes

Aug Classes - Aug 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30; 9 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. Register HERE to get your class card today!

Rotating Summer Schedule of Teachers:

Thursdays (7:30-9:00 pm) in Zagar Studio

Jul 12 - Katherine Gray

Jul 19 - Alison Ward

Jul 26 - Katherine Gray

Aug 2 - Alison Ward

Aug 9 - Shannon Cressey

Aug 16 - Alison Ward

Aug 23 - Alison Ward (Jarislowsky Studio!)

Aug 30 - Alison Ward

Tuesdays (8:00-9:30 pm) in Marcuse Studio

Jul 10 - Shannon Cressey

Jul 17 - Susan Nase

Jul 24 - Susan Nase

Jul 31 - Shannon Cressey

Aug 7 - Susan Nase

Aug 14 - Susan Nase

Aug 21 - Katherine Gray (Jandali Studio!)

Aug 28 - Katherine Gray