What we're about

The Aberdeen branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society runs a variety of classes and dances to suit all ages and abilities (beginner to very advanced). Scottish Country Dancing is a very active, fun and social activity. We run Ceilidh classes twice a month throughout the year. No designated partner is required as you swap partners after each dance.

This group may appeal to those people who would like to learn more about Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) or Ceilidh. If you are new to the area and enjoy SCD.
If you learned SCD as a child and would like to get back into dancing. If you love Ceilidh. Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming events (5+)

General Class with Technique (Mon 19:30-21:15)

South Holburn Church Hall

This class is for people who have attended an Intermediate or Improvers class for at least two years, and are confident with the standard dance formations (eg. Set & Link, Rondel, the Knot) and would like to continue to improve their technique. The first 30mins of each class will concentrate on technique and the rest of the time will be spent on general social dancing (with some formation technique) If you would prefer to "just dance", you are very welcome to come along from 8:00. We have a pianist as your accompanist and the teacher (as in all classes) is a fully certified Scottish Country Dance Teacher. £6 for each class (11 in the first term) or if you join us and become a member (£25) then it is £5 per class or £44 if you pay for the full term. If you become a member, you will receive Branch Newsletters, magazines from Headquarters and be part of the local Branch activities.

Beginners/Improvers (Wed 19:30-21:00)

Craigiebuckler Church Hall

The Introductory Class from September 2019 is for people with some or no knowledge of Scottish Country Dancing. This is not Ceilidh Dancing (Ceilidh Classes are offered). Dancers will be taught the basic steps, formations and simple dances in a friendly atmosphere. Also ideal for people who may have danced as a child and need a quick refresher before moving on to another class. Please were comfortable shoes and clothes. £6 for each class (11 in the first term and 12 in the second term) or if you join us and become a member (£25) then it is £5 per class or £44 (Term 1) and £48 (Term 2) if you pay for the full term. If you become a member, you will receive Branch Newsletters, magazines from Headquarters and be part of the local Branch activities.

Wednesday General Class (Wed 19:45-21:15)

This class attendees will have considerable knowledge and experience of all formations and steps in Scottish Country Dancing. Steps and formations may be taught, but the emphasis of this class is not on technique but on dancing and the social aspects of dancing. If you have danced for many years (as a child or adult) and would really just like to dance and not study technique - this is the class for you! We have an accordion as your accompanist and the teacher (as in all classes) is a fully certified Scottish Country Dance Teacher. £6 for each class (11 in the first term and 12 in the second term) or if you join us and become a member (£25) then it is £5 per class or £44 if you pay for the first term and £48 for the second term. If you become a member, you will receive Branch Newsletters, magazines from Headquarters and be part of the local Branch activities.

Beginners/Improvers (Thu 12:45-14:15)

Holburn West Church Hall

Please note that this class is held in the large hall. Please leave shoes and coats outside the hall. The Introductory/Improvers Afternoon Class from September 2018 is for people with some or no knowledge of Scottish Country Dancing. This is not Ceilidh Dancing (Ceilidh Classes are offered). Dancers will be taught the basic steps, formations and simple dances in a friendly atmosphere. Also ideal for people who may have danced as a child and need a quick refresher before moving on to another class. Please were comfortable shoes and clothes. £6 for each class (11 in the first term and 12 in the second term) or if you join us and become a member (£25) then it is £5 per class or £44 if you pay for the first term and £48 for the second term. If you become a member, you will receive Branch Newsletters, magazines from Headquarters and be part of the local Branch activities.

Past events (145)

Scottish Country Dancing Taster Evening (FREE)

Craigiebuckler Church Hall

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