Worthen School of Highland Dance

Coastal Dance 114 Woodlawn Plaza, Dartmouth, NS, B2W 2S7

Rules and Expectations

  • Please be on time for class.
  • Experienced dancers should arrive early and begin warming up and stretching before class begins.  These dancers should also continue to cool down and stretch more after class.
  • Use the washroom before class.
  • Remove outdoor shoes before entering the dance studio.
  • No running in the studio.
  • Wear a bodysuit and tights, or shorts and tank top and knee socks.
  • Wear highland slippers (ghillies).
  • Brand new beginners can wear gymnastic slippers.
  • Wear hair tied back in a ponytail or bun.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Bring swords.
  • Bring practice skirt for national dances.
  • No food or chewing of gum.
  • ​Keep the noise level to a minimum in the hallway when classes are in progress.
  • Practice at home everyday for at least 15-20 minutes.  Intermediate and Premier dancers should practice for at least 30-40 minutes.
  • As long as students are registered with the Worthen School of Highland Dance, they are not permitted to take highland lessons from another teacher. However workshops are highly recommended.
  • In case of inclement weather, dancers will be emailed by 2:00pm to confirm cancellation.
  • From time to time, dancers may be invited to perform at various events.  Any money earned from performing will go directly into our fundraising account, but most performances are volunteer based.
  • There will be an end of the year recital in May/June.
  • Please do not post anything unrelated to highland dancing on our Facebook page.
  • Most importantly...HAVE FUN!