Stepdance and fiddle courses are to be staged at Sleat’s Sabhal Mòr Ostaig from August 8 – 12.

The step-dancing will be led by Sophie Stephenson, a traditional musician, performer and step-dancer from Fort Augustus.

In 2016 Sophie will be leading her own course at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig where she first attended step-dancing classes, with Harvey Beaton twelve years ago. Sophie is an experienced and encouraging tutor, having performed at camps and festivals throughout Scotland, Canada, the United States and Norway, and having attended the University of Edinburgh, Colaiste Bheinn na Faoghla, and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, as well as tutoring regularly with Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

Sophie will be bringing step-dance back to the Short Courses at Sabhal Mòr in an informal, relaxed environment focussed on learning basic footwork and on building a repertoire of strathspey, jig and reel steps.

To book a place now go to http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/cursaichean/cursaichean-goirid/dannsa-ceum-08-08-2016