Scottish country dancing (SCD) is the social dance of Scotland with roots stretching back for centuries. SCD is mainly danced for pleasure and enjoyment, but many groups also perform. The basic steps and formations are easy to pick up, and the technique is being honed continuously so that at its highest levels SCD can be an athletic, aerobic dance form (not that the majority of social dancers take it as seriously as that). SCD is ideally suited for families (ages 8-80+), couples, and for the individual dancer. This form of dance does not require you to bring a partner.
There can be no dancing without music, and Scottish country dancing has driving reels, jaunty jigs, smooth strathspeys, and lilting slow airs. Our dance teachers use recorded music for classes, though for the Annual Ball, we have live music by local musicians.
SCD is very sociable – it is common practice to dance with different partners during a night of dancing – and thanks to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is sufficiently popular and uniform that any SCD dancer can pack their dance shoes and be welcomed by a local group almost anywhere in the world.
We are a branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Edinburgh. For more information visit Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Website.
Join Our Country Dance Group
Scottish Country Dance is the social dancing of Scotland. It is an opportunity to come and enjoy music, dancing and good company! Scottish Country Dance is commonly danced in "sets" of three to four couples. Dancers work together to dance a sequence of formations that are fun and exciting.
No dance experience is necessary. Come by yourself or bring a friend.
Please come and join us!
the Scottish Country Dance classes have moved
to their Winter/Spring locations:
WHEN: Beginning Thursday, September 7, 2017
Classes every Thursday evening 7:00-9:00 PM
WHERE: First United Methodist Church Hall
915 E. 4th Street (at the corner of Park Ave and 4th St)
PAY PARKING is available in the Tyndall Garage west of the church for $1/hour
OR in the church parking lot for $3/hour.
COST: $15/month for one person; $10/month for students;
OR $5/class First class is FREE for new dancers.
All levels of dancers are welcome!!!
For more information, call 520 399 8735
Please use the form below to get more information about our Country Dance Group.