Come and see, and have a go at an easy dance tradition which exercises mind and body. Scottish Country Dancing is danced in sets of usually four couples arranged in two lines with men facing ladies and who dance a sequence of formations. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to be Scottish or to bring a partner - all you need is comfortable casual clothing including a pair of flat, soft shoes. Beginners and experienced dancers all welcome.
Scottish Country Dancing's origins lie in the French Court and it was then brought to Scotland where its present steps and forms evolved. Its early connection with what became ballet steps is still evident and good footwork is prized. It is NOT Highland Dancing with its energetic solo leaps, but it does engage the mind and body actively and literally keeps the dancers on their toes. Best of all is that it is lots of fun as well as being a real challenge.
It is suitable for all ages and its only real requirements are a will to learn and a will to enjoy as well as a pair of soft shoes.
It has world-wide connections with affiliated clubs scattered across the globe where international visitors are welcomed with enthusiasm.
Photograph by Pete Williamson