Jean Dodds

Teaching since 1988

I was born in Airdrie, Scotland and at 10 years old travelled with parents and siblings by sea to Australia as “10 pound migrants”.

At the age of 12 I began classes in Highland Dancing which I embraced with a passion.  As well as competing, I completed all of the dancing examinations including the Australian Adjudicators’ Exam.

During a 6 year stay in Melbourne I was introduced to Scottish Country Dancing and went on to complete my Teacher’s Certificate in 1988.  Since that time I have taught classes regularly in Adelaide as well as teaching Workshops in Australia,  New Zealand, Canada and America.

I recently spent a year in Vancouver to take advantage of the beautiful scenery as well as the vibrant Scottish Country Dancing Community.  During my stay I had the pleasure of teaching classes, workshops and being involved generally in the Scottish Country Dancing community.

On a personal note, I am married to Sandy (an Englishman – but very nice) and have 3 grown up sons – Stuart, Calum and Andrew – none of whom are remotely interested in Scottish Dancing!