Experience Nova Scotia's Rich Scottish Culture Through Dance

Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia was founded in 1985 as an outlet for dancers to share their joy of the art of highland dancing. A stepdance troupe was added in 2007.

Over the course of the group's history, dancers have entertained Royalty, cruise ship passengers and thousands of others at conventions and other public performances both at home and abroad, most recently in Dubai. All dancers are highly trained and accomplished Highland and step dancers.

All dancers are highly trained and accomplished Highland and step dancers. The troupe is made up of about 30 dancers from 9 to 25 years of age.

A typical 20-30 minute Amethyst performance includes both traditional Scottish Highland and National dances and several modern choreographed highland and stepdance numbers depicting the people and traditions of Nova Scotia.

Audiences are treated to lively music, exciting dancing and colourful costumes. Our dancers proudly wear outfits of Dress Nova Scotia tartan, often referred to as our trademark.

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A Kilted Christmas
November 28, 2pm

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Please join the Amethyst Scottish Dancers & special guests as we celebrate this joyous season with our 4th annual 'A Kilted Christmas', at The Cohn.

Singer - Songwriter and 7-time ECMA winner Terry Kelly performs his original music and old fashioned Christmas songs. Cassie Anne and Maggie Jane MacDonald, joined by Mark Currie and Darren McMullen, bring the stage to life in good ol' fashioned East Coast style.Once again, take in the majestic sounds of the RCMP 'H' Division Pipes, Drums and Dancers . It is sure to be a highlight of your Christmas celebrations!


Tickets $23 regular, $18 senior/student

directly from an Amethyst Dancer - email

or at
The Scottish Lion
1480 Bedford Highway

(902) 444-4336

The Cohn Box Office
6101 University Ave
Halifax, NS
telephone 494.3820

(toll free) 1 800 874-1669

Cohn Box Office online

Click here to view poster

Check out our videos:

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, and Dubai tour 2008

Performance Highlights from Dubai 2008 tour


This site was last updated November 6, 2010