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Mabou School of Cape Breton Step Dance

This week of instruction in Cape Breton step dance will be led by Melody Cameron, a Mabou based fiddler and dancer with over 40 years of experience.  It will also feature some of the island’s finest dancers as guest instructors. In addition, there will be a series of afternoon presentations with guest speakers covering dance form and technique, connections between Gaelic language, music and dance and historical links to Scotland.  Included in the registration fee is a tour of the Glenora Single Malt Whiskey Distillery, admission to the Glencoe Mills Family Square Dance and a Cape Breton House Ceilidh at the end of the week for all the school’s participants! 

The goals for the school are not only to offer high quality dance instruction, but also to give participants a well rounded Mabou, Cape Breton experience.  We want to promote our area’s dances, ceilidhs, artisans, dining establishments, beaches and nature walks.  Our days are starting at 9:30 am to accommodate people that might have been up late at a community dance the night before.  There will be a two hour lunch break each day so that participants might enjoy their noon time dining and not feel rushed. We end each day at 3:30 pm to leave lots of time for the beach, a walk, a boat tour or just to relax. 

Beinn Mhàbu Campus in Mabou is reserving rooms for school participants.  When participants register through the school website, they will be emailed a liability release form and given directions on how to book rooms at Beinn Mhàbu.  A few days later, participants will be emailed an invoice for this year’s school. 

Visit our website to register and to view the our schedule and find out more about our instructors and musical guests!

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