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About Us

Highland & Step Dance Instructors


Marjorie-Anne Macleod Dent

  • Fellow & Life Member B.A.T.D. (1964)

  • Member S.D.T.A. (inactive)

  • Adjudicator S.O.B.H.D. Judges Panel (ret'd)

  • Past Chair & Life Member, ScotDance Ontario

  • Vice President, Western Ontario Highland Dancers Association

  • Past Chair Southern Ontario Adjudicators Association

  • Past Chair Hamilton Highland Teachers Association

  • Certified elementary school teacher

Jennifer McLennan

  • Member B.A.T.D.  Ballet, Step Dancing, Modern & Stage

  • Associate B.A.T.D. Highland & Freestyle

  • Performed with The Tartan Terrors, A Celtic comedy/music troupe

Alexandra Moore

  • Associate B.A.T.D (2005)

  • Successful competitive dancer

  • Extensive performance experience in Canada and the USA with 

    • The Scottish Dance Company of Canada​

    • Ronnie Coburn's "A Breath of Scotland"

    • Canadian Thistle Dance Company

    • Burlington's Celtic Comedy Troupe "The Tartan Terrors"


Shannon Pole

  • Member B.A.T.D. (2005)

  • Professional Engineer

  • Trained with MacLeod of Lewis with renowned instructor Marguerite Reid in Pennsylvania USA


Sarah Dent Henshaw

  • Member B.A.T.D (1991)

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Child & Youth Worker

  • Extensive experience working with Pre-Schoolers, Primary and those with Special Needs

  • Creator of the 1,2,3 Come Dance with Me programme

  • Successful competitive dancer

Kailey Meehan

  • Member B.A.T.D. (2012)

  • Teaching & Performance experience in Highland & Step Dancing

    • Original member of the Canadian Thistle Dance Co.​

  • Currently studying for Membership (second of 3 Professional Levels) in Step Dancing

Jessica Macleod-Dent

  • Fellow and Member B.A.T.D (1992)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Creator & Choreographer of Canadian Thistle Dance Co.

  • World class competitive dancer including:

    • World Gold Medallist

    • Ontario Champion

    • Atlantic Canada Champion  & Northern Canadian Champion

    • N.E. US Champion &  Atlantic International Champion

  • Past President of ScotDance PEI

  • Past Vice-Chair of PEI Council of the Arts

Piping & Drumming Instructors


Douglas Wickham - Piping

  • As Pipe major led his Grade 2 band win the Championship Supreme

  • Piped with World Champion Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band

  • Currently Pipe Major of the Lorne Scots Pipes and Drums

Jeff Boyle - Drumming

  • Extensive Performance and Competition experience


Vocal Instructor

Marjorie-Anne Macleod Dent

  • Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT trained  

  • Winner - Kiwanis Rose Bowl for voice

  • Winner - Eistoddfod Festival all voice vocal championship

  • Extensive Scottish repertoire

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