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an emphasis in fitness, self motivation and age appropriate techniques




Laurel McRae

 Elementary School Teacher

The Bentzen School of Highland dance has become our second family.  Our two daughters have been with the school for 8 years - Beginners to Premiers.  Not only do they receive a high standard of competitive dance instruction but more importantly, Kiki and Inge care deeply about every one of their students and support them both in and out of the studio. We love our studio!

Inge Merry

 Principal Instructor

Kiki and I have been teaching together for 25+ years. We have had the privilege of meeting so many talented students over the years.  We encourage our students  to be their very best,  to pursue their goals & dreams all the while building stamina, strength and gaining a life long studio family.  The Bentzen School of Highland Dance offers all of this & more!

Emily Dietrich

 Specialist in Human Resources  

The Bentzen School of Highland Dance is more than a dance school; it's a family. We support and encourage one another to go for the gold, taking collective pride in each individual success

Bentzen School of Highland Dance

Serving Seattle and the eastside since 2007 and located in Bellevue, WA. The Bentzen School of Highland Dance teaches Highland Dance to all ages, girls and boys. We are always accepting new students, contact us today to get started on a fun journey in athleticism, tradition, Celtic arts & music. 

Highland Dance lessons are a wonderful way for both kids and young adults to gain the health benefits of dance as well as learn self-discipline and body control. When students take lessons in Highland Dance they develop a skill, a sense of community, team building, friendships and so much more!


All of our dance instructors with the Bentzen School of Highland Dance are personable, gracious and fully certified from the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA) in Glasgow, Scotland. All classes emphasizes fitness, self motivation, goals setting, and age appropriate skills and techniques. No previous dance experience is required. 


Whether your focus is to learn about Celtic arts, perform in shows, enhance competitive technique, goal setting or self motivation you can find it at the Bentzen School of Highland Dance. Explore our site for more information, and feel free to reach out with questions!


Highland Dance is fun for all ages!

Classes we offer

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Primary & Beginner Levels

Get Up & Move

New to Highland Dancing?

This is where we start!  Primary level is the only level that is determined by age starting at age 4-6 years. Primary dancers learn basic dance positions that offer an abundance of creative movements that introduce the pleasure & athleticism of Highland Dancing. 


Beginner dancers are 7 years to adult. We offer age appropriate classes for this level. These classes are a favorite among many of our beginning students. Students devote their lesson time to explore and learn the history of Highland Dance while building dexterity. Beginner dancers will begin to put together full dances and perform them on stage. They will continue to develop strength, courage and confidence as they progress and evolve as a dancer. Our amazing instructors make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class fun! Your first two lessons are free and bring a friend! Want to find out more?

Your first lessons is free!

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Novice Level

Let’s Do It

What an enjoyment Highland Dance becomes!

Once dancers have completed the Primary and Beginner levels they become a Novice dancer. In Novice dancers usually add the Strathspey & Highland Reel,  the Seann Truibhas and the Flora MacDonald's Fancy to their dance repertoire. Dancers will continue to learn new dance steps and hone in on their existing talents and technique. Dancers will continue to develop strength, athleticism, and an artistic skill. The instructors of the Bentzen School of Highland Dance are committed to giving each student personal attention while moving the class forward.

We are happy to answer any questions you have about the Novice level - simply contact us below.

Let the fun begin!


Intermediate Level

On Your Feet

Led by our dedicated team of instructors, this class will have dancers moving! This level is usually a bit  more challenging, but our dancers love taking these classes, as it gives them the opportunity to continue to learn new movements and the character dances like the Scottish Jig and the Sailors Hornpipe that showcase their skills thru rhythm & musicality. Dances have advanced to a level of commitment & dedication to mastering their dance technique. Our instructors are committed to helping dancers achieve their goals!

Interested in learning more? Contact a member of our BSHD team, we’re happy to answer your questions!

Oh yah! You got this!


Premier Level

On The Move

Highland Dance is not just dancing, its a sport! 

This is the most senior level and dancers range from 8 years old to adult depending on your level of commitment and participation. Premier dancers are more experienced and have learned almost every dance possible. Many of the older Premiers have been dancing for several years and are very impressive to watch. Things start to become more involved and many begin traveling more to championships, choreography competitions & premierships that offer a wider range of dances to perform. This is a time when many dancers start taking their dancing more seriously aiming for Regional, National and World Championship titles. There are also those who dance solely for their own pleasure and fitness. Our  instructors make sure everyone gets the personal attention they need  while working on their individual goals or ambitions. Get in touch with us today!

Wow! Very impressive!

If you have any additional questions about our classes, get in touch and one of us will gladly assist you


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If you would like more information about the  Bentzen School of Highland Dance, or what class/times are available, please fill out the box below and a member of our BSHD team will get back to you as soon as possible. We are always accepting new students. No previous dance experience is required to begin Highland Dancing! 

Studio location-Bellevue, WA, USA

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