We accept students from age 2 through adult, from complete beginners to experienced competitors. Both males and females are Highland dancers! In fact, though the majority of current dancers are female, highland has military roots, and originally only men were allowed to compete!
Which classes should I sign up for?
-We recommend that competitive dancers attend a minimum of 2 lessons (including group and private lessons) per week
-Ages 2-5: Tots 5-5:30pm Monday
-Ages 5+: 3 options:
-Ages 7+ Prepremier (Beginner and Novice, know Fling and Sword) 4 options:
-Premier (and Intermediate) 3 options:
*Private lessons are recommended for learning new dances, individual instruction, and choreography. Availability is posted weekly.
-Private lessons with Kate: $25/30min $30/45min $35/1hr
-Private lessons with Jen: $20/30min $25/45min $30/1hr
Ages 2-5 attend Tartan Tots. Tartan Tots is for preschool ages to attend along with a parent, guardian, or older sibling. This class focuses on moving to music, learning beginning dance movements for ballet and Scottish dance technique, and having fun and burning some energy! Cost is $13
Limit for both classes is 8 students
Ages 4-6 attend Primary. This group dances for 30-45 min independently, though parents and guardians are welcome to watch. This class focuses on learning rhythm, basic positions and movements, and the first dances including Pas de bas, Highcuts, and Highland Fling. Limit 10 students. Cost is $13
*Age 4-5 may choose to attend either Tartan Tots or Primary depending on what is best for your child.
Ages 6 and up attend New Beginners. This group dances for 30-45 min independently, though parents and guardians are welcome to watch. This class focuses on learning rhythm, basic positions and movements, and the first dances including Highland Fling and Sword Dance. Limit 10 students. Cost is $15
Adult Beginner and Advanced Adult Classes are offered Virtually and In Person depending on demand. Contact us for more information.
Pricing for Group Classes
30-45 min $13 (dancers ages 6 and under never pay more than $13/class)
45 min $15
Private lessons with Kate
1 hr $35
Wear close-fitting exercise clothes that are comfortable to dance in. For example, a leotard or close-fitting tank or tee, and shorts. Bottoms should end above the knee so legs are visible. Wear socks and ghillies or ballet pumps if you have them. Beginning students are not expected to purchase shoes prior to class (we have a collection of used shoes you may borrow). Later, you may choose to purchase Highland Dance Shoes (called ghillies or pumps).
Bring a water bottle and a notebook and pen. It is a good idea to have a “dance bag” to keep these items in.
More experienced dancers will be asked to wear knee socks and ghillies.
Space is limited! Sign up to secure your spot.
Providing Celtic Scottish Highland Dance Lessons in Troy, Michigan and Birmingham, MI to surrounding areas of metro Detroit: Royal Oak, Rochester, Birmingham, Bloomfield.
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Providing Celtic Scottish Highland Dance Lessons in Birmingham and Troy, Michigan to surrounding areas of metro Detroit: Royal Oak, Rochester, Birmingham, Bloomfield.
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