Traditional Cape Breton style step-dancing is alive and well on the Island and is enjoyed regularly by young and old

The early styles of step-dance focused on solo dancing, but as time progressed, Cape Breton style square-dancing became a huge part of the tradition as well.

Today in Cape Breton, square dances are attended hugely for social purposes, but they certainly offer good workout at the same time! Best of all, you can jump right into the action and have fun as a novice. Here are some “dancing” options for you when you visit our fine Island:


Dancing packages

Dannsa – So You Think You Can Step Dance?

Explore the only authentic living Celtic culture in North America through dance! Connect with local culture bearers at scenic and interpretive historic sites. Learn how traditional dance plays a role in the local lifestyle, then and now. Gain an innate understanding of the deeply-rooted culture and traditions of early Scottish Gaelic settlers still found here hundreds of years later.

Available from June 17th to September 30th, 2016
One and two night packages on Fridays & Saturdays
Accommodations, breakfast and admission fees included

Starting at $325 pp
Double occupancy

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Our Celtic experience partners

Look out for our Experiences Map, available Island-wide