Stephenson School of Highland Dance - Montreal

SSHD is excited to announce a new class offering for Fall 2017.

ExtensA Performance for Highland Dance.(Click here to see the flyer.)
This course is taught by Sarah Feilders and Silvia Bruno, two Fitness Trainers specializing in flexibility training. Sarah is a former highland dancer, and both she and Silvia train high performance athletes including professional hockey and football players and Olympic athletes. You can visit Extensafitness on Facebook to find out more about what they do. Dancers will be given an assessment at the first class, and again at the mid-point of the session to measure their progress. Classes will be offered twice a week.

If there is enough interest we will offer a follow-up course in the Winter term. This course may be taken on its own, or combined with other class offerings.

Please contact Jennifer Stephenson at jennifer.stephenson@sympatico.ca for more information on registration and pricing.



Class Schedule

Classes are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the studio in downtown Montreal. Sunday classes are held at Cedar Park United Church in Pointe-Claire.

Class Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday   Sunday
          11:00-13:00
Choreography
Premier
  16:45-17:45
Highland *
New Beginner
  16:30-17:30
Highland *
New Beginner
  13:45-14:30
Primary
3 to 6 yrs
  17:45-18:30
ExtensA Performance
All
17:00-18:00
Highland
Beginner/Novice
17:30-18:30
Highland
Premier
  14:30-15:30
Highland
Beginner
18:00-19:00
Highland Premier
 
18:30-19:30
Highland
Premier
18:00-19:30
Champinoship
Premier
18:30-19:15
ExtensA Performance
All
  15:30-16:30
Highland
Beginner/Novice
      19:15-20:15
Highland
Adult Beginner
   
* pending registration
courses offered at Cedar Park U.C., Pointe Claire

Click here to see the Class Schedule and Registration pdf.

Primary classes are for kids new to dancing under the age of 6. Here they will learn the foundation of highland dancing. Beginner and Novice classes are for dancers of all ages who are new to highland dancing, whether you want to compete or dance just for fun and exercise. Here you will learn the traditional highland dances; Fling, Sword, Seann Triubhas, Lilt and Flora McDonald’s Fancy. We will work on learning the steps to the dances as well as the proper technique. Intermediate and Premier classes are for competitive dancers who have reached these levels.

What to wear

You should come to class wearing shorts and knee socks or tights. Yoga pants or loose jogging pants should not be worn as they may interfere with footwork. Highland Dance shoes, called ghilliles, are recommended but not obligatory. Any soft-soled dance shoe may be worn.