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Soirée dansante – Écosse

Esplanade de la Place des Arts September 26, 2020

Due to developments over the past few days and new recommendations from the public health department, we have been forced to cancel the scottish dance evening and all other Hors les murs events scheduled for this week. We thank all the artists who led or would have led the various activities.

Participants who had reserved spots for upcoming activities will be contacted by email and will be able to have their deposit refunded.

Jennifer Stephenson leads an introductory workshop on Scottish dance at this event, and then invites you onto the dance floor to move to the rhythms of the group Solstice.

Dancer Jennifer Stephenson will introduce you to the rhythms of Scotland through various types of Scottish dance, while Solstice will set the dance floor on fire, letting you dance to your heart’s content… guided by dancers, as needed!

Two performances will take place during the evening; the first at 7:00 p.m. and the second at 8:45 p.m.


  • Producer / Presenter : Les rendez-vous Place des Arts
  • Venue : Esplanade de la Place des Arts
  • A $5 deposit is required to reserve your spot on the ground : it will be reimbursed after the event. If you fail to attend, your deposit will be donated to the Fondation de la Place des Arts.
  • Spots on the ground : one person or couple per spot
  • Facemasks : required at all times (for those of ages 12 and up); not provided by PdA
  • Water fountains : not available; we suggest bringing your own bottle of water
  • Outdoor restrooms : accessible
  • Recommended audience : adults (minors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Physical distancing : please keep 2 m away from others, to the extent possible
  • Dancer : Jennifer Stephenson
  • Photo credit : Thibault Carron (this photo was taken in compliance with health and safety guidelines issued by the INSPQ)
This activity is presented thanks to the financial support of the
Fondation de la Place des Arts
This activity is presented as part of the
Journées de la culture

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Jennifer Stephenson started dancing at age six and her career spanned more than twenty years, competing and performing throughout North America and in Scotland. In addition to highland dance, she also trained in ballet and Irish dance.

She is a Fellow and Life Member of the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance, and started the Stephenson School of Dance in 1977. Many of her students have had very successful competitive careers; highlights include placing in the top six in the Adult World Championships, and winning championships in Canada and the U.S. 

Jennifer also maintains a busy schedule judging and giving workshops. She is a member of the Royal Scottish Official Board Adjudicator’s Panel and has judged in Scotland, Australia, South Africa, the U.S. and across Canada.


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