Learn some steps and dance to live music as the sun sets over Ingonish.

Celebrate the cultural heritage of Cape Breton Highlands National Park with this new program. Explore the history and importance of square dancing to early European immigrants to Cape Breton, and discover how the isolation of communities led to the development of distinct styles. Learn steps and figures, then put your new-found knowledge to the test as you dance a full set to the rhythm of live fiddle music accompanied by the waves crashing nearby (and a guitar).

Do you already know how to square dance? Come join us anyway! It’s great fun for beginners and experts alike!

July 7: Dara Smith-MacDonald and Jason MacDonald
July 14: Colin Grant and Jason MacDonald
July 21: Chrissy Crowley and Jason MacDonald
July 28: Paul Cranford and Jason MacDonald
August 4: Chrissy Crowley and Jason MacDonald
August 11: Beverly MacLean and Jason MacDonald
August 18: Howie MacDonald and Jason MacDonald
August 25: Dara Smith-MacDonald and Jason MacDonald

July 7 to August 25
7:00 p.m. (July)
6:00 p.m. (August)

1.5 - 2 hours

$14.70 per participant
Family rates available

There are no age restrictions for this program, and there is a maximum of 32 participants per program.

Meet at Freshwater Lake near the playground – a short walk from the Ingonish Beach parking area (follow the path by the ocean just past the canteen). Dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared to apply insect repellant. Evenings can be cool, so bring an extra layer for warmth, your water bottle—and some good dancing shoes!