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.


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: 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)

Fall Session #1 - Sep 9, 16, 23 & 30, Oct 14, 21, & 28; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

Fall Session #2 - Nov 4, 18, & 25, Dec 2, 9, & 16; 6 classes, $150, Max. 9 students

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. Register for both sessions now and save!

Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level? Want to work on the basics?? Our next Absolute Beginner Workshop starts Sept 9! 

Absolute Beginner Workshop - Sundays through September 1:00-2:00 pm - No experience necessary! 

Sep 9, 16, 23 & 30; 4 classes, $80, Max. 9 students

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 - Susan Nase

Jul 26 - Katherine Gray

Aug 2 - Alison Ward

Aug 9 - Susan Nase

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 - Alison Ward

Jul 31 - Shannon Cressey

Aug 7 - Shannon Cressey

Aug 14 - Susan Nase

Aug 21 - Katherine Gray (Jandali Studio!)

Aug 28 - Katherine Gray