Classes are offered for all ages - from preschool through adult. Levels from Primary and Beginner to Premier are taught under the British Association of Teachers of Dance (BATD) Syllabus. Classes are offered for competitive and recreational dance lessons, with the opportunities to do performance work, examinations, competitions and championships. Students will learn not only the basic steps of Highland dance, but will also explore the history and roots of the style. Classes are done is a positive and stimulating environment in which children learn to love and appreciate the art of dance, and are inspired to achieve their personal best. Along with traditional Highland dancing, courses are also offered in Choreography, Ballet, and Plyometrics. Classes are taught in studios in both Kimberley and Cranbrook, British Columbia.
KCHDA & KPB
The Kimberley Cranbrook Highland Dance Association is the parent group of students at the Liela Cooper's School of Highland Dance. Their primary focus is to foster and encourage Highland Dance in the local communities.
Liela Cooper's School of Highland Dance shares a close relationship with the Kimberley Pipe Band, and as such has the opportunity to perform often with the band. Thanks to this association with the KPB, some dance students also learn traditional Scottish instruments.