Instructors

There are many wonderful dance teachers in the Portland area. All teachers are certified in Scottish Highland Dance instruction by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dance.

Visitors are always welcome at the PHDA dance competitions. Competitions are a great place to meet local teachers, get your questions answered and introduce your child to the sport. 




Ann Johnson School of Highland Dance
Ann Johnson
BATD, SDTA, FUSTA, SOBHD Judge
Studio Location: SW Portland/Beaverton
Contact: 503.524.7876, newtonmore1950@gmail.com




Case School of Highland Dance
Jocelyn Case
BATD, FUSTA
Additional Instructors: Elaine Beatley, Sherry Case, Zoe Hertlein, Hayley Jameson
Studio Location: NE Portland and Vancouver, WA
Contact: 503.358.5791, casehighlanddance@gmail.com




Gail Bacon's Scottish Highland Dancers
Gail Bacon
BATD, FUSTA, SOBHD Judge
Studio Location: Mount Hood, OR
Contact: 971.219.2352, gail@bacon-family.com




MacKenzie Dance Academy
Kinley Lally
Contact: kinleylally@gmail.com





McKinney School of Highland Dance
Hilary McKinney Heiney
BATD, FUSTA
Studio Location: SE Portland
Contact: 503.516.4863, hilarymheiney@gmail.com





Mid-Columbia School of Highland Dance
Cassandra Humphrys
BATD
Studio Location: Richland, WA and Athena, OR
Contact: highlandddancer@yahoo.com



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Bonnie MacKenzie - 3/24/1944 - 8/4/2021


Bonnie began teaching at age 14 in downtown Portland, Oregon, then moved her studio to her home in Lake Oswego, Oregon where she taught for more than 50 years.  She touched the lives of many dancers, teachers and parents worldwide as she traveled to local competitions, the NW Regional Championships, USIRs and “The Worlds”.  She had a special love of choreography and created many brilliant dances in her career.  Her love of teaching the theory of Highland Dance produced many PHDA teachers and PHDA members.  Her smile, her infectious laugh, the stories, the jewelry and her way of always being dressed to the nines will be dearly missed.