Erin started Scottish Highland Dance at the age of 6, under the instruction of Jo Moore Kalat, through the City of Raleigh's education classes. Her love of dance took her to dance competitions across the Southeast, US, Canada and Scotland, where she won many prestigious championships and competitions. She was twice ranked second in the United States Inter Regional Highland Dance Championship and numerous times in the top four. Erin is a Fellow Scottish Dance Teacher with the British Association of Teachers of Dance, where she has been teaching Scottish Highland Dance for over 20 years. She is available for on site classes around the Triangle where she caters to different Homeschooling Co-Ops, as well as for performances. Her goal is to provide her dancers with the highest level of training in Scottish Highland Dancing.
Scottish Highland Dance
The Scottish Highland dances are a beautiful combination of strength, agility, movement, music, and costume. Unlike other dance forms, the Scottish Highland dances are generally danced solo and in competition. Although regularly confused with Irish Step Dancing, Scottish Highland dancing uses soft shoes, and arm positions.
Meet Our Teachers
Allison Colyer first started dancing when she was 4 years old and began competing in dance at age 13. She danced many styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop throughout her life, adding ballroom dance during college. While attending Penn State University, Allison acted as coach and advisor for the town's high school dance team. She strives to help her students gain a love for dance and achieve their goals in a fun and positive atmosphere.