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Katherine Levasseur

Highland Dance Vermont offers training and competition preparation in traditional Scottish Highland Dance as well as modern highland choreography for ages youth-adult. Led by Katherine Levasseur, the school seeks to train dancers and aspiring dancers in traditional Scottish technique while enhancing their personal development, fitness, and confidence. Highland Dance Vermont is dedicated to creating an inclusive community where dancers of all ages and abilities can enjoy classes, performances, and competitions.

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Highland Dance

Highland dancing, dannsa Gàidhealach, is a style of competitive dancing that developed in the Highlands of Scotland in the 19th and 20th centuries. It has roots in Gaelic folk dance, but has been heavily influenced by ballet. Although likely to date back to an earlier period, the first documented evidence of war dances being performed to bagpipe music was at the wedding of Alexander III at Jedburgh in 1285. This form of national dancing has been spread by Scottish migrants around the world and competitions are now regularly organized in Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States.

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