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!
Scottish Country Dance classes are in a NEW HOME!
WHEN: Every Thursday beginning at 7:15 PM
WHERE:The Rhythm Industry Performance Factory
1013 S. Tyndall at 20th St.
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WHO: All levels of dancers welcome!
COST: First class is FREE! Classes $5/class or $15/month or $10/month for students
For more information, call 520 399 8735
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