Led by instructors Allie and Victoria Schmitz, the Twin Cities Scottish Dance Academy (TCSDA) was created to spread Scottish Highland dance throughout Minnesota. The Twin Cities Scottish Dance Academy is dedicated to the education of Scottish Highland dance for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. TCSDA strives to instill in each student a passion and love of the art that is Scottish Highland dance.
The Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
– 6 pm – 7 pm (all levels)
– 9:30-10:30am (new beginners)
– 10:30-11:30am (primary & beginner)
– 10:30am-12pm (novice – premier)
Very much a part of a Scottish family, Alexandra and Victoria have been dancing with their three other sisters for more than 15 years. As a family, the girls have traveled to competitions around the US and have even made it to Scotland a few times to compete and visit their relatives that live there. Alexandra and Victoria have both qualified as Midwest representatives for the USIR National Championships, Victoria in 2010 and Alexandra in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Alexandra and Victoria received their teacher certifications through the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA) and are members of the Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators (FUSTA). Alexandra is also the Performance Coordinator of the Minnesota Scottish Celtic Dance Association (MSCDA). Alexandra and Victoria are passionate about passing along the tradition of Scottish dancing to their students.