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.

***Winter Session begins Jan 6th 2019!***


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

Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM: Int/Premier Levels - Breakdown of steps, focus on technique, stamina and strength

Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM: Nov/Int - Slower pace for returning premier dancers to remember steps and regain stamina as well as new novice dancers to learn. Working on Fling, Sword, Lilt, S. Trs., Flora, Basic Reels

Sundays 1:00-2:30 PM: Beginner - This level is for dancers with a little highland experience or other previous dance training (i.e. ballet). Will focus on slowly breaking down basic Highland movements and dances (Fling, Sword, Lilt.) Perfect for those who have just completed the Absolute Beginner workshop. 

Winter Session - Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27, Feb 3, 17 & 24; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students per class

Spring Session #1 - Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, Apr 7, 14 & 28; 8 classes, $200, Max. 9 students per class

Spring Session #2 - May 5, 12 & 26, Jun 2, 9, 16 & 23; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students per class

Pre-registration and full session payment required (no refunds). The fee for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. Save your spot today as class size is limited! REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info.

Private and semi-private lessons are also available.

Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level? Want to learn the basics from the start?? Our next Absolute Beginner Workshop will be in Feb 2019! Send us a message to get on our list! 



This Fall we are excited to offer another Core & Cardio for Highland Dancers class! Work on your stamina and strength with Shot of Scotch company dancer Katherine Gray Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm through Oct and Nov. This class is open level, so will focus on the basic movements of highland dance, fitness drills and strengthening the dances you know. 

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All workshop classes are held at the Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson Street Vancouver, Ballet Studio)

Oct 4, 11, 18 & 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 9 classes

$180 ($160 if already registered for a Sunday ongoing session!)

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. Drop-ins are allowed ONLY for registered Sunday Session students at $20/class. 

REGISTER today or CONTACT US for more info!

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.