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Pocono Highland

DANCE ACADEMY

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About Us

The Pocono Highland Dancers are a cultural and educational group of young dancers that promote Scottish Culture in the Pocono Mountain Area.  The Pocono Highland Dance Academy was founded in 1975 by Lynne Erbrick (Bustos).  Students of the Pocono Highland Dance Academy have been representatives for the Eastern and Southeast Regions to the US Inter-Regional Championships. They have also qualified and placed at Cowal Highland Games.
Our Teachers
All of our teachers are certified through the British Association of Teachers of Dancing.

Lynne Erbrick (Bustos) 

Lynne was born in Philadelphia, PA and began her dancing career at the age of five.  She studied Highland Dancing at the Marguerite Reid School of Highland Dancing and Ballet at the Philadelphia Dance Academy. Lynne won the Gaelic College Scholarship and spent two summers studying with J. L. MacKenzie in Nova Scotia.  Lynne also spent three months in Scotland where she studied with Elspeth Strathern. While in Scotland, she became the first American dancer to win the Junior World Championship at the Cowal Games.  Lynne is a fellow, life member and examiner for the British Association of Teachers of Dancing.  She is an adjudicator for the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.  She is still the only American winner of a World Championship to also be a judge.


Julie Mignosi

Julie began dancing with the Pocono Highland Dance Academy at the age of four and has been a member now for over 30 years.  She won numerous awards during her competitive career, including the Eastern Regional Championship.  Julie also competed and placed in several US Inter-Regional Championships.


Mary Kate Ambrosius

Kristie Ferguson

Katie Kraeutler

Sami Kraeutler

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