Scottish Highland Dance Studio based in Monrovia, CA
Welcome to the Gordon Highlanders Dance Studio!
Our dancers compete throughout the Western United States and put on performances throughout Southern California. Our studio supports a family-style learning environment where each student is thought of as an individual and not a number. We want families and students to look forward and be excited about coming to class and being a part of the Gordon Highlanders family.
The Gordon Highlanders are a family, not just a dance studio. Both Kathy and Megan check-in on the dancers, especially if the dancers have special life events happening. The dance studio enjoys celebrating life events such as birthdays, throwing parties for competition winners, and special holidays throughout the year. We look forward to every celebration as a family get together!
The Gordon Highlanders are proud to celebrate the tradition of Highland Dancing that was originally created as battle dances, victory dances, and strength training by the male warriors as early as the 1400s, through such dances as the sword dance, one of the most notable dances that was done before battle. If the warrior touched or displaced the sword then a bad omen would be cast upon that warrior.
Though Highland Dancing is judged as a solo dance, the Gordon Highlanders pride themselves as a studio that focuses on teamwork. Each older dancer has the chance to work with the younger dancers and help shape their dancing abilities. Group choreographies are done to give each dancer a spotlight and allow them to learn a wide range of movements and skills.
Ready to Join the family?
Get in touch with us today, we would love to have you!