Guthrie School of Dance was born out of a dream to foster an inclusive atmosphere where students could learn about the heritage and art of Scottish dance, from Highland and Country dancing to forms of step dance that eventually became Cape Breton Step and Clogging as Scots immigrated around the world.
Scottish dance and music are rich with stories, like the heavy games, the sheer athleticism in Highland dance is hard to beat, and the subtle influences of other cultures makes Scottish dance a treat to watch and participate in.
Join Guthrie School of Dance and get lost in the wonderful traditions of Scotland and Scots around the world. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram @GuthrieSchoolofDance and be sure to come to the Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire to try your hand at a Fling, a jig or just to enjoy a great day of dancing and music.
Guthrie School of Dance was founded in 2006 after director, Kristy Van Hoven, discovered there was a lack of classes and opportunities for dancers who wished to dance after retiring from competitive dance. Upon receiving her credentials from the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance, Kristy embarked on a mission to make Scottish dance available to anyone who wished to dance. She now teaches online and in person with students in Scotland, Canada and the United States with students competing and demonstrating Highland, Country and Step dance around the world.