Turn up at the event with a pair of flat shoes to dance in.
How can I learn? - Sign up for a beginners programme:
Short programmes for beginners are held in local community halls and FE colleges.
All are advertised locally and on this website. Telephone the contact listed for the programme for
further details and go along.
Classes last for 2 hours (including a tea break).
After five classes you will have learnt enough to take part in wedding ceilidhs & Burns
night / New years eve partys.
Can I provide a short Beginners Programme in my local hall?
Yes - We will deliver the Beginners Programme on your premises. Get some friends,
youth groups, work mates, members of your community together.
See our photo gallery for pictures of other groups
who have already done so.
Attend an SCD class - the first two nights are free. Dance groups are
listed on the website.
Classes cost £2.50 per night on average. You don't need special outfits or equipment.
Even if you are unfit, you can start slowly and build up gradually - you don't have to dance every
dance each night.
Your first few months of dancing:
After 3 or 4 weeks you will notice your stamina and general fitness has increased.
You will receive lots of help and advice from people who started in previous
At beginners programmes you will receive The Survival Guide to Scottish Country
Dancing, a booklet which covers all the things you will have done in class.
You will have learnt 6 - 8 Scottish Country Dances and will never be bored
again as you continue to build your ability.
When you become a member of a programme or class you will receive invitations
to all the social events and dances happening across the province (and many more in the UK & Ireland)
throughout the year.