QUEEN OF SCOTS
The Queen of Scots Dance Academy dancers are available for performances for any of your special occasions - ceremonies, wedding receptions or ceremonies, festivals, cultural or educational events, St. Patrick’s Day festivities, parties, & more...
Performances can range from one dancer performing a specific dance to multiple dancers performing many dancers with costume changes and historical information.
Upon your request we can include the historical story of each dance performed -
either by the dancers themselves or one of their instructors. The stories are great
for educational or cultural events so the audience can learn and understand more
about our Scottish heritage and the dances themselves.
All special appearances are negotiable, starting at $75. Actual cost will vary
depending on length of performance requested, number of dancers, travel
involved, etc. Please contact us at QOSDA@hotmail.com to arrange
In August 2008, the QSDA had the unique opportunity to perform in the Magic
Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. Who better to have perform at your
special event, then those with experience in front of Mickey himself?
Scottish highland dancing is one of the oldest forms of folk dance, and both modern ballet and square dancing can trace their roots back to the Highlands. Dating back to the 11th or 12th century, the Highland Dances of Scotland tended to be highly athletic male celebratory dances of triumph or joy, or warrior dances performed over swords or spiked shield.
Competitive Highland dancing started during the Highland revival of Victorian Britain, and was for men only. Ladies began competing
only at the turn of the century. Over the centuries the dancing style has become more refined and now shares many elements from classical ballet.
Although historically Highland dancing was restricted to men, today it is
mostly performed by females. No matter who dances them, Highland dance
require both athletic and artistic skill.
For performances - we can include the traditional highland dances you often
see performed in the kilt, some of the more balletic dances designed for the
women, or the story dances of the Irish Jig - which tells the story of an Irish
washerwoman, or Sailor’s Hornpipe - which represents the British sailors
at sea. Or a mixture of them all!
No matter what dances or style of performance you choose,
the Queen of Scots Dance Academy is sure to make your event a great success!
p: (586) 321-5402
Dancers are available to perform:
traditional highland dances
educational performances where we explain the history and culture of the dances performed
fun performances with story dances for entertainment only
custom performance to best suit your needs
Ceilidh classes for couples and groups interested in learning more, etc. Ceilidh dances are the Scottish version of country line dances. Great fun for weddings, large events and more. Private classes available for $50/couple. Semi-private classes also available for a family, wedding party, or small group. We can also come to your event to teach ceilidh dances to your attendees, crowd or audience to get them up and moving and enjoying our rich Scottish heritage. Please contact us to schedule and for pricing.