Sociable dance form with roots stretching back for centuries.
SCD is mainly danced socially, for pleasure and enjoyment, but many groups also perform; Participants are grouped into sets, typically of 3, 4 or 5 couples arranged either in two lines (men facing women) or in a square, and work together to dance a sequence of formations. Although the basic steps and formations are easy to pick up, the technique is honed continuously so that at its highest levels it can be an extremely athletic, balletic dance form (not that the majority of social dancers take it as seriously as that!). SCD is very sociable – it is common practice to dance with different partners during a night of dancing
There can be no dancing without music, and Scottish Country Dancing has attracted some of the most talented musicians to play for it. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, dancers are inspired by the driving reels, jaunty jigs, smooth strathspeys or lilting slow airs – leading to the popular expression “the music will tell you”
No dance experience or partner required
Shoes with soft soles and casual, comfortable attire is suggested
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 PM