About Scottish Country Dancing

What is Scottish Country Dancing?

Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) is a sociable dance form with roots stretching back for centuries. Participants are grouped into sets, typically of 3, 4, or 5 couples arranged either in two lines (men facing ladies) or in a square, and work together to dance a sequence of formations. This will leave them in a new order, and the dance is repeated enough times to bring them back to their starting positions, with everyone dancing each position in turn.

SCD is mainly danced socially, for pure pleasure and enjoyment, but some groups also perform in festivals both competitive and non-competitive. You do not need to come with a partner.

Scottish Country Dancing is not something which can be learned in a night, you need to attend classes regularly for a couple of years to become proficient, but you will still have great fun while you are learning, and you will find that everyone is very friendly and helpful.