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Sim School of Highland Dance

Fraser Tartan with custom colours

Contact Us:

Sim School of Highland Dance

154 Huron Street

Embro, Ontario  N0J 1J0


Phone: 519-535-4453



Established in 1991, the Sim School of Highland Dance enrolls dancers ranging in age from 3 to adult.  Classes are offered in Embro, Ontario, for both recreational and competitive dancers.


Many of our dancers have become successful at the

pre-championship and championship level.  We train to complete annual exams; amateur and professional. 


Sherry Sim is a Fellow with the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA) and received a Life Membership from the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) in 2016. She has also been a Member of the Judges Panel of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing since 2002.


Dancers travel from considerable distance to enjoy classes at our Embro studio.  It's worth the drive for quality instruction!  The studio operates upon the basic principle of personal goal setting and respect for others. Our success is attained through persistence and appreciation of skill development. Choreography is offered to enhance the learning and performance experience.


Summer lessons are planned for competitors and are welcome to others who wish to remain sharp with their skills.  


Terms run from September until the end of May - To get information on the class schedule and associated costs, please contact Sherry directly!


Our Teacher - Sherry Sim

Sherry Sim is proud to have a studio that provides high level training in traditional Highland Dance and Choreography.

Openning Ceremony, Embro Highland Games 2016


Scottish Official Board of Highland Dance, Full Judges Panel Member

Fellow, S.D.T.A.
Life Member, B.A.T.D.
Member of Scotdance Canada

Member of Scotdance Ontario
27 years teaching experience

Producer and Choreographer of:

Exploring our Celtic Roots (2001)

Canada Summer Games (2001)

Victoria Cross Tattoo (2001—2004)

Ontario Government Celebrations, Year of the Volunteer (2003)

Celtic Christmas Celebration (2005)

Stratford Civic Orchestra Choreographer (2007)

Scotland Bound Ontario Show (2009/2010)

Celtic Inspirations (2011)

75th Anniversary for Embro Caledonians (2012)
Sim School Scotland Troupe (2013)

Silver Christmas (2015)


Community Recognition Awards:

RC Hamilton College Wide Award  (Fanshawe) for Academics & Community Dedication - 1997

Recipient of Township of Zorra Medal,  2003

Recipient of Township of Zorra Cultural Award, 2013

Author of:

A Reel Guide to Highland Dancing
Personal Trainer for Highland Dance Theory 2009
A Reel Guide to Highland Dance Theory -Workbook
A Reel Guide to My Highland Dance Practice Yearly Organizer
Personal Trainer - Guide to Highland Theory



Sherry and her kids, 2013

Sherry enjoys her life as a mom to five, healthy, busy boys, Fraser, Alec, Maxwell, Gillivray, and wee Iain (not pictured).  

Sherry petting a hielan coo
Sherry receiving Township of Zorra Cultural Award, 2013

Sherry receiving the Township of Zorra Cultural Award, 2013


Sherry Sim

A country girl at heart!

Sherry and one of her sons at his first competition

Sherry taking a moment with her second youngest son (Gillivray), as he prepares to take the stage for his first Primary competition!


how many dancers can you fit in a phone

How many highland dancers can you fit in a Scottish phone booth? 

I think we could squeeze a few more in it! 

Scotland 2019

Sherry and her youngest son at Sterling Castle, 2019

Sherry and Iain exploring Sterling Castle, 2019


Sim Dancers jackets on 3 lovely dancers

Embro Highland Dancers Association


The Embro Highland Dancers Association is a volunteer run organization of parents, dancers, and teachers.   Our objectives are outlined below, in accordance with our Constitution and Mission Statement:


  1. Promote Highland dance and foster healthy relationships within the Embro community.

  2. Build and maintain resources for new and existing dance families.

  3. Develop and maintain positive connections between the Sim School of Highland Dance and the dance community at large.

  4. Coordinate fundraising activities that will benefit the entire studio as well as allow for individual dancers to offset enrollment costs and fees.

  5. Provide opportunity for nurturing interactions between all levels of dancers and families.


We also have a number of volunteers who help in organizing shows and

other dancer events, costume care and rentals, and who help to support

our fundraising endeavours.  We encourage members of our dance family

to become involved in our Parents Association, to help support our studio,

and our dancers!


For more information about our Parents Association, please feel free

to reach out to Sherry to get contact details.


Our Parents Association:


Embro Highland Dancers Association

154 Huron Street, Embro, Ontario  N0J 1J0

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