Friday, January 12, 2024

Robbie Burns Kitchen Party!

February 9, 2024 • Doors open 6:30
High River Masonic Hall • 405 Third Ave SE, High River, AB
Ages 13 & Over: $30
Ages 12 & Under: $15
For Tickets, CLICK HERE!

Live pipes and drums by the Calgary Highlanders
Live music from Haggis
Highland Dancing • Ceilidh dancing • Silent auction
Late Lunch Snacks • Cash bar, including Scotch tasting • And more!
Questions: Message Highwood Highland Dancers on Facebook or email:

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Robbie Burns Season!

A message from Miss Jess:

Hello, everyone! I hope you all have had a great start to the week! I just wanted to let you know that it is Robbie Burns season! If any of you are interested in taking in some Burns festivities, there is a dinner this coming Saturday at the Champion community hall. If you are interested in tickets, please contact Susan Heather at 403-485-3660. Susan Heather is a friend of mine who also teaches dance. She will be doing a Robbie Burns performance with some of her dancers this Thursday in High River. I am unable to be there, but she asked me to extend an invitation to any dancers who might want to dance with her dancers. She doesn't need a lot of dancers since it is quite a short performance and a small space, but if it interests you at all please let me know and I will give you more details!

I had also previously sent a couple competition entry forms, and there will be more to come. If there are any dancers wanting/planning to compete, let me know and I will get ScotDance card forms to you. If you don't know what competing entails and would like some more info, let me know and I will give you the rundown on what is required.

I have also received our exam date this year!! Exams will be during the day on March 3. I will be sending out exam recommendations as well as a schedule for extra exam classes for some of the more advanced students who might benefit from the extra time!

I hope you all have wonderful evening. As always let me know if you have any questions about anything!

Thanks, Jess

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Christmas Dance-Outs

Hello dance families,

I hope you're all doing well. I just wanted to let you all know that we are allowed to do our Christmas dance outs again this year! Instead of classes the week before Christmas we will be dancing at a couple senior homes.

I have set up 2 performances. The first is at seasons on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00pm. The second one is at the Medicine Tree Manor on Monday, December 19th at 7:00pm. Please let me know which you plan to attend, so I can plan the dance list and order accordingly.

If any of you have questions about anything regarding performances (costumes, shoes, dances, etc), please don't hesitate to contact me. Both performances begin at 7 (probably last about 30-40 minutes), so if dancers could be dressed and ready to dance by 6:45 that would be perfect.

After these performances we will have our Christmas break and classes will resume in the new year!

Have a great weekend, Jess

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Year-End Recital Date!

A message from Miss Jess:

Hello everyone, I have been contacted about face-to-face exams for this year. They haven't been 100% confirmed yet, so I don't have an exact date, but it looks like end of February/beginning of March, if they do happen. Fingers-crossed! We will just proceed as if they are happening, so I will be sending out the recommendations for what your dancers are ready for. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will pass along information as soon as I hear solid plans and dates. 

I also wanted to let you know that I am planning on having the year-end recital on the evening of Wednesday, June 22nd, so please plan on being there and let your friends and family know so they can come cheer on our wonderful dancers!

Monday, August 30, 2021

2021-22 Registration Open!

From Miss Jessica:

  Hello, everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. I just wanted to let you know that registration for the coming year is open so feel free to pass this along to anyone you think may be interested! 
   I have also decided to offer a full class scholarship to two students who would not otherwise be able to afford activities for their children/themselves, so if you know anyone who might be interested in applying for that, let them know they can contact me and I will send them an application!
Completed forms should be submitted via email to:

Registration Info:

Class Expectations

• Dancers are to wear form-fitting clothing (nothing loose and baggy), with hair pulled back and ghillies. • Dancers are expected to come to class ready to dance. If they arrive late they must lead themselves in their own warm up and then join class with minimal disruption.
• Respect is extremely important. Any disrespect between dancers, teachers, or parents will not be tolerated and will be promptly dealt with.
• Dancers can choose to be as competitive or recreational as they’d like. However, they are all expected to come to class ready to work hard, put a good effort forward, and use the class time to the fullest. Dancers who are disruptive to their classmates' learning will be asked to sit out until ready to work.
• Dance classes, performances, and events are meant to be a wonderful place where everyone feels welcome, comfortable, and happy to attend, regardless of knowledge or ability. I always strive to make sure it is an enjoyable and safe place for all dancers and their families to come learn and ask questions. I expect all members of the Highwood Highland Dance family to do the same.

Class Fees and Payments

• A non-refundable $25/student fee is to be paid at the time of registration.
• Class payments are due monthly, and are to be paid by the first Thursday of every month.
• There will be a $25 charge applied to any payment that is late and will be reapplied every month until payment is received.
• A 10% discount is available for families with 2 or more registered dancers.
• Accepted methods of payments are cash, e-transfer, and post dated cheques. All payments are to be made to Jessica Robinson.
• Exam fees and private lesson fees are all separate from regular class fees and are to be calculated and paid when/if they apply to your dancer.

Completed forms should be submitted via email to: