As one of the leading Highland Dance schools in the Ottawa area, Bytown Highland Dancers focusses on excellence in traditional highland and national dances as well as original choreographies.
Taught to the highest standards, members of Bytown Highland Dancers participate in annual British Association of Teachers of Dance examinations as well as all categories of competition from primary to premier. Bytown Highland Dancers instructors have competed successfully provincially, nationally and internationally in both traditional dance and in the creation of award-winning choreographies. They are frequently requested to appear as guest performers at special events and tattoos in Canada and abroad and many dance regularly with the acclaimed Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band. All are accredited with either the British Association of Teachers of Dance, the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance and/or the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.
In the past, members of Bytown Highland Dancers participated in local competitions such as the Maxville Highland Games and events further afield such as the Scotdance Canada Championship Series in Montreal, the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland, the Loch Lomond Highland Games in Scotland and the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain. Bytown Highland Dancers is available to perform as part of local Scottish celebrations including those held in retirement residences and has been invited to appear in events of note such as the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee hosted by the Monarchist League of Canada, a celebration of Colonel By Days held at the Bytown Museum, "Evening in the Maritimes" fundrasing event with Sprag Session and Stephanie Cadman and a performance with the Atlantic Voices Choir.