New journey in Truro, NS! Fall classes begin September 21st, 2020.

I will now be offering highland dance classes in Truro, NS as a teacher for the Colchester Highland Dance Association! I am very excited to spread my love of highland dance in a new area. Some private lessons still in Pictou County and online, but with a move to East Hants and starting my school teaching career, I am not able to commit to growing the school in both locations at the moment. Looking forward to what the year brings ahead of us in Truro!

Classes will be held at the St. John’s Anglican Church Hall on Monday’s and Thursday’s. If you are interested in registering, please fill out the registration form and contact me at

Have a great rest of your summer! – Allyson

Looking Forward to Winter Term!

Wow! What a great first term. I am so proud of how far each dancer has come so far, even in just three months. After the holiday break, we will continue to learn more and more movements and dances. The Primary’s are beginning to learn shedding while the Beginners are completing their Fling, Sword, and soon will learn the Scottish Lilt.

I am excited to teach some new dancers in January as well! Classes will start on January 13th for the Winter Term. However, the week prior to this, I will be hosting a free trial highland dance class for all of those interested. Please let me know ahead of time if you plan on attending. There is no fee or registration required, just an afternoon of fun and dance. Please note that we have moved location. We are now at the Ashlei Ballet School in Stellarton in the upstairs studio!

Class times for the trial and term classes:

Ages 4-6:  4:30-5:00pm

Ages 7+:  5:00-6:00pm

Happy holidays!

– Allyson

Offering new highland dance classes in New Glasgow, NS

Thanks for joining me! I cannot wait to start teaching highland dance in Pictou County. We live in an area with a rich Scottish history that needs to be celebrated! Highland dance has always been near and dear to my heart as some of my ancestors were from Scotland. I never knew as a 7-year old in the picture below that I would be where I am today with dance and how much it would impact my life.

Highland dance is both an art and a sport collaborated into one, which is quite unique. You can be creative and athletic at the same time. It teaches you a lot more than just the dances. It teaches self confidence and esteem, discipline, patience, sportsmanship, and offers lifelong, genuine friendships.

If you wish to start classes, give me a shout! Lessons will begin on September 16th in New Glasgow.


A dance teacher helps their students find the song in their heart, the beat in their feet, and a passion for life.   -Anonymous