Competitive, performance, and recreational opportunities - something for everyone!

New sessions begin every 4-6 weeks!

Ages 3 to adult

You can give the gift of Highland Dance lessons! Highland dance instruction is extremely beneficial to the growth and development of a child. If a family is struggling to pay for lessons, I don't want them to miss out on the benefit and routine Highland Dance provides to their child. You can donate a lesson for a family to anonymously use so that they don't have to give this up for their child. Each donation of $12.50 will provide a 1.25 hour lesson to a child in need and a donation of $60 will provide a full month of weekly lessons. *Please note that donations are not tax deductible. 

The Gibson School of Highland Dance is located in East Lansing, Michigan.  BATD certified instructor Allie Gibson Murad trains dancers of all ages and abilities at a high standard for competitions, performances, or just for fun! Class types may include traditional Highland Dance, aerobic Highland Hustle, social Ceilidh Dancing, and Highland Dance Theory.

Classes Resume January 7th, 2018!

View the schedule online now!

Try our new online enrollment option!


NEW! 3:30-4pm: Young Primary* Dancers ages 3-early 4
4-4:45pm: Primary* Dancers ages 4-early 6
4:45-5:30pm: Barre Technique and Strength* Required for Competitive Dancers ages 6+
5:30-6:30pm: All Levels* New beginner through Premier, can also be used as make-up

5-6:15pm: Advanced Beginner-Premier Competitive, Non-Competitive with permission
6:15-7pm Highland Hustle* Fitness class for all ages; dancers, non-dancers, parents welcome! $5 drop-in class
7:15-8pm: Adult Basics* Intro to Highland Dance for ages 16+ (fulfills competitive adult barre/strength requirement)
8-8:30pm Adult Advanced Beginner Dancers ages 16+ who know basic dances and movements

5-6:15pm: Advanced Beginner-Premier Competitive, Non-Competitive with permission​

6:15-7pm: Barre Technique and Strength* Required for Competitive Dancers ages 6+

*Classes enrolling new (not current) students

To view the full schedule, class sessions and semesters, and enrollment/billing/pricing
options, please go to the Classes and Billing page.

Where we're located:

Court One Training Center (enter in the back on south side of building)
7868 Old-M78, East Lansing
Conveniently located just off of the I-69 East Lansing exit

Close to Lansing, Okemos, and Haslett!


To learn more about Scottish Highland Dancing or Ceilidh Dancing, please email Allie at or fill out your information in the "Contact Us" section. Also, check out the sample of videos in the "Photos and Videos" section.

Bagpipes in Lansing!
The Glen Erin Pipe Band is also located in Lansing, MI and performs at many functions throughout the Lansing and surrounding areas.  They also offer bagpipe lessons! GSHD dancers enjoy performing with the band at events such as the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival, Silver Bells in the City, the Wacousta Farmers Market, and more! Check out their website at:   

If you are interested in a Highland Dance, Bagpipe, or combined performance at your function (wedding, anniversary party, Burns Supper, birthday party, etc...), please email Allie or fill out your information in the "Contact Us" section.  A highland dancer or group of dancers adds a lot to any function!  We can find you bagpipers and dancers depending on your needs.  Check out the videos of performances GSHD dancers have been in (in the "Photos and Videos" section) to get an idea of what your performance will look like!  We can accommodate your needs and provide a memorable and unique experience for you and your guests.