Angus MacKenzie Highland Dance Studio: Classes Across the Lower Mainland
ANGUS MacKenzie displays some of the new Highland dance costumes with contemporary vivid colours.
COQUITLAM – Highland dance teacher Angus MacKenzie, is a former World Highland Dancing Champion. For the past 20 years, he has been teaching in Vancouver, but he has also taught in Alberta, Washington, California and Texas.
Angus has danced competitively in North America, Africa and Europe and has trained many champion and award winning dancers. He is one of the most sought after workshop teachers in the world of Highland dance.
Not only does he instruct at his dance studio, but Angus also teaches at a regular monthly ceilidh at the Scottish Cultural Centre. Next one will be on June 19.
In addition to his dance classes, Angus also works at Tartantown, a retail shop in Coquitlam which supplies all types of kilts, shoes, pipes and other essential items to the Scottish community.
I recently caught up with Angus at Tartantown and asked him about his dance school and plans for the summer.
“The dance schools are in full operation in Fort Langley, south Vancouver at the Scottish Cultural Centre, and West Vancouver,” he said. “We compete at all the Highland Games and will be at the United Scottish Highland Games in Coquitlam on June 26.
“I will have four dancers going to Scotland this year to compete and I have three representatives – Cameron Collins, Katie Rattray and Owen Goodman – who will be representing our studio at the Canadian Inter-Provincials in Saskatoon, from July 7-10.
“There will be representatives from every province and in every age category at this competition.”
For more information about Angus MacKenzie Highland Dance Studio, call (604) 922-6487, or visit his website at: www.angusmackenziedancestudios.com.