Experience Nova Scotia's Rich Scottish Culture Through Dance
Known as ambassadors of Nova Scotia, The Amethyst Scottish Dancers have been entertaining audiences worldwide since 1985. The troupe is comprised of highly-trained highland and step dancers, aged 9-25, who blend traditional and contemporary choreography to give audiences an exciting taste of Nova Scotia’s vibrant Scottish culture.
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.
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.
Some of the buzz around Amethyst.......
-"Your shows at the CNE International Stage were wonderful!
They were colourful and lively with original choreography. Particularly creative was the way that the dancers entered the stage for each dance piece, merging from one to the other and keeping the audiences captivated.
Our audiences loved your shows!"
- Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Summer 2016
"The Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia are truly a delight to audiences. They do a number of different styles of dance, music and costume changes that light up the faces of those watching. We look forward to having them join us at our next event!"
-Roberta Dexter COO, Plan Ahead Events
"Delightful to work with and extremely talented dancers"
- Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) - annual national conference June 2015
"When the Amethyst Dancers came to the stage at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference 2015, there was not only an air of professionalism about the group, but such an energy and happiness, it made me proud to have them representing Nova Scotia dancers and our Scottish heritage.
Their costumes were beautiful and all the dances were unique, interesting and entertaining. I could have watched them all evening.
The feedback about the Amethyst dancers was all positive and we were thrilled that students and teachers from across Canada got to see this amazing group !"
- Canadian Student Leadership Conference Fall 2015
"Mixing traditional Scottish steps with modern costumes, Amethyst puts on a professional, up beat show that keeps your hand clapping and toes tapping".
- McDougall family 50th anniversary event
"The Amethyst Scottish dancers have performed in my production of The Celtic Christmas Show for the last three years. I found the dancers to be very organized and well-prepared and their performances were energetic and well-choreographed. They were definitely a hit with the audience!"
- Zeph Caissie T.C.R.G.