“Dance Scottish” is short for ‘Scottish country dancing’, the social dancing of Scotland. It’s not highland dancing (usually solo) but social dancing, usually in sets of 4 couples, to the irresistible music of the accordion, fiddle or keyboard.
The reels and jigs can be energetic, the slower strathspeys elegant, but most of all – it’s lots of fun – a lively dance form enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities everywhere.
This brief video will give you a good idea – Dance Scottish!
Of all the different types of national dance, this is the one enjoyed by the widest variety of people and cultures. Flourishing dance groups can be found all over the world with over 10,000 members in 50 countries. There’s no better way to meet people and make new friends.
You won’t need a kilt or a Scottish name and you don’t need to bring a partner.
Just bring your energy and enthusiasm! We’ll teach you the rest.
WHY do we it? In short, for –
Dancing can improve confidence and self-esteem as well as increasing fitness and stamina. One hour’s dancing burns up a full 300 calories, reduces stress and improves co-ordination. It enhances mental acuity, by keeping you alert and exercising your memory!