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June 19, 2017

There are two school performances open to family and friends during the dance year. The first is in December (typically during in the last week of classes before the holiday break), and the second is at the end of the year in June. 


Additional performances at local events and retirement homes are organized throughout the year. If you know of an event that you would like the school to attend, please contact me. 

School Performances

The following awards are handed out at the end-of-year recital. To be eligible for these awards, dancers must have good attendance and come to class appropriately attired.

Most Improved Award
This award is given to one or two dancers who has/have shown considerable improvement in dance steps, focus, technique, elevation and/or presentation throughout the year. There is an award for dancers at the Primary, Junior, Advanced, and Senior level. This award must be returned by May of the following year. 

Spirit Award
This award is given to a dancer who has a positive class attitude, is encouraging to others, shows team spirit and is a good role model to other students. This award must be returned by May of the following year. 

Best Effort Award
This award is given to a dancer who shows focus, dedication and attention to detail throughout the year. This award must be returned by May of the following year. 

School Awards

What's new

Christine is a Fellow of the Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance, a Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dance, and a member of Scotdance Canada. 

The Christine Riddick School of Highland Dance has been operating in the Westboro area since 2006. Classes are offered for dancers aged three and up. Here is what this school has to offer: 


  • Recreational and competitive classes
  • Participation in performances
  • Participation in choreography competitions
  • Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance medal test preparation
  • Amateur and professional theory tests preparation

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