Alexandria School of Highland Dance

Spreading the joy of traditional Scottish Highland Dancing

We offer traditional Scottish Highland Dance instruction for children and adults at all levels, based out of northern Virginia. 


Founded in the summer of 2020, the Alexandria School of Highland Dance is a Highland dance studio right outside of Washington, DC. In addition to weekly lessons, our dancers have the opportunity to frequently compete and perform locally and across the country. Learn about our mission and values, how ASHD got its start, and the history of Highland dancing in general.


We offer a variety of in-person and online dance classes for new and experienced dancers of all ages, 4 & up, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Registration for the 2023-2024 year is now open. All are welcome to join us, no matter your age, heritage, gender, or prior dance experience!


Through our long affiliation with the Washington Scottish Pipe Band, dancers have the opportunity to perform at St. Andrew’s Society events, as well as other festivals, parades, and private events. Many dancers also participate in Highland dance competitions, regularly traveling throughout the Mid-Atlantic and across the country. A list of all upcoming competitions and performances may be viewed here.