Guthrie School of Dance

Guthrie School of Dance was born of a dream to share Scottish Highland dance and culture with our communities in Toronto, Minneapolis and Scotland. We want to foster the love of dance in any dancer, regardless of their age or ability.

​All ages and experience welcome!

Kristy Van Hoven
Founding Director

Kristy has extensive training and competitive experience in Highland Dance. In 2005, after competing at the World Championship Open Competition in Cowall Scotland she successfully passed her membership exam to the Scottish Dance Teacher Alliance and qualified with high marks to coach and teach highland dance. She has also extensively studied Ballet, Tap, competitive Jazz, and Scottish Step dancing.

Kristy has also served as a consultant for stage productions and has delivered lectures on the history of dance in Celtic culture.

Kristy Van Hoven

Through the years we have grown into a thriving dance school sharing the love of dance with anyone who walks into our studio.

Classes take place everyday. All ages and experience welcome!

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Stewart Moracen

Stewart Moracen
Ballet, Movement, Choreographer

Stewart is a highly trained dance teacher and choreographer. He has performed and taught dance extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and Canada.

He has won numerous awards for his unique choreography and has developed unique classes for the Guthrie Dance line-up.

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Our dancers will be appearing at Farmer's Markets across Toronto every month June through October! Check our Performances page for dates!

Classes for All!

Guthrie Dancers travel throughout North America presenting unique programs that showcase the strength and grace of traditional and contemporary Celtic dance.​

Book Now for St. Andrew's Day Celebrations and Robert Burns Dinners and receive special pricing!