The Studio

The Karen McPhillips School of Highland Dancing is located in the Sydney suburbs of Penshurst and Bankstown, NSW, Australia. The school teaches both boys and girls from 3 years of age.

Our Aim

Our aim is to teach Highland Dancing while building confidence and self esteem. This is an energetic form of dance and is a great addition to ballet and jazz that enhances and strengthens those disciplines. Students will learn co-ordination, timing and balance.


Students are placed in classes based on age and ability. If the age and ability of the child is not correct for the class they are currently attending, the teacher will speak to the parent about moving the child to a different class. Little Lads and Lassies class for the under 5s concentrates on movement to music and basic positions and movements. The movements will later be put together to form dance steps. Students over 5 are usually in a separate class. These students will concentrate on traditional dances using the basic positions and movements.

Government rebates

Apply for NSW Government Rebates specifically designed to assist in the cost of childrens' activities.  Your Dancing fees can be subsidies with these rebates.

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Studio Details

Contact: Karen McPhillips
Phone : 0438 810 960
Address: P.O Box 136
Yagoona 2199

studio locations


Nights : Monday
Juniors 18:30 – 19:30
Seniors 19:15 – 20:15

Wed : by appointment


Juniors 18:00 - 19:00

Seniors 18:30 - 19:30

Other : by appointment

online classes

Nights: Tuesday
Pre Junior 17:30 – 18:00

Night: Tuesday

Senior 19:30 – 20:30

Class Terms

Term 1 – 01/02/21 to 01/04/21

Term 2 – 19/04/21 to 25/06/21

Term 3 – 12/07/21 to 17/09/21

Term 4 – 05/10/21 to 17/12/21