Scottish country dancing is the lively, beautiful dance of Scotland and dates from the 18th century. As in Contra and English country dancing, the dances are done in sets of several couples. The dancers work together to dance a sequence of formations to exciting Scottish music and everyone dances each position in turn. Dances are quick and joyful, or slow and elegant.
SCD is a social dance, danced mostly for pure pleasure and enjoyment, although there is slightly more emphasis on steps than in Contra or English country dancing. However, there are about a dozen basic figures which will get one through quite a number of dances and the basic technique can be learned in just a few practice classes.
Partners are not necessary - you can come by yourself and be assured of dancing throughout the evening. All you need to enjoy Scottish Country Dancing is a soft pair of shoes, comfy clothes and the urge to have fun.
We are delighted to have Marsden Macrae as our instructor, who is certified with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). Marsden is witty, encyclopedic and funny.
The cost of the clas is $5 for general admission, $4 for members of the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers (SNOCD).