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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.

SUMMER CLASSES:

Open Level Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm

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

Summer classes are open to beginner, novice, intermediate and premier levels and will focus on improving technique of the basic movements of highland dance and strengthening the dances you know. Enjoy a rotating roster of summer SoS Van teachers and drop-in to the classes that work with your summer schedule!

Jul Classes - Jul 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30; 7 classes

Aug Classes - Aug 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29; 9 classes

10-Class Card valid Jul and Aug - $250

5-Class Card valid Jul and Aug - $125

Take more than 10 classes this summer and drop-in for $20/class!

Pre-registration and SoS Society membership ($5) required. The cost for class cards is payable at or before the first class. 

REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info. Private and semi-private lessons are also available.

Rotating Summer Schedule of Teachers: Coming soon!

Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level? Want to learn the basics from the start?? Our next Absolute Beginner Workshop will be in Sept 2019! Contact us to get on our mailing list!


bonus CLASSES & WORKSHOPS: 

JUNE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP WITH SUSAN NASE & KATHERINE GRAY: 

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 before the summer? No experience is necessary! This June 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 6:30-8:00 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20 & 27; 4 classes, $100

Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson Street Vancouver, Ballet Studio)

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

BONUS OPEN LEVEL THURSDAYS IN JUNE:

Looking for a little extra dance fitness in your routine this June?! This class is open to beginner, novice, intermediate and premier levels and will focus on improving technique of the basic movements of highland dance and strengthening the dances you know. 

Thursdays 8:00-9:30 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20 & 27; 4 classes, $100

Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson Street Vancouver, Ballet Studio)

Pre-registration and full session commitment required (no refunds.) The cost for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. Class size is limited. Drop-ins may be allowed ONLY for registered Sunday Session students at $30/class depending on number of registered students.  

REGISTER today or CONTACT US for more info!

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Katherine Gray

Katherine started dancing at 5 years old, and hasn’t stopped pas de basque-ing since. Through her childhood and teen years, she danced in Kamloops and competed at a championship level. She received her SDTA teaching certificate and has taught highland, tap and fitness classes. Since moving to Vancouver to attend UBC, she has been dancing for Shot of Scotch Vancouver. She loves being a full company member as well as the social media coordinator for an amazing group of dancers.