- she has had a successful competitive career winning numerous titles including the Ontario and Canadian Championship, as well as winning 2nd runner-up in the Juvenile World Championships in Dunoon, Scotland. In addition to Highland, has 15 years of classical ballet training to her credit. She enjoys teaching dance and finds it to be a rewarding complement to her job as a computer engineer. As a member of the BATD, has taught Highland dancing for over 17 years. Her daughter Lydia is also taking up dance and will be making her Primary debut very soon!
Allison Beaton hails from Cape Breton and comes from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers. Both the Beaton and MacMaster sides of her family are well known and respected as some of Cape Breton's finest musicians, dancers and composers. Allison has been dancing for 25 years and is known for her "close to the floor" steps in the Cape Breton style. While she is currently studying to further her career as an ultrasound technician, she is excited to share her love of dance here in Ottawa!
We are excited to present this class for the fall and see how both attendance and levels of ability pan out! If there is lots of interest and varying levels of experience/ability - we will look into additional classes following the holidays! Initial classes will be taught at a beginner/introductory level. We look forward to building the classes to suit those interested!