You don’t have to be Scottish
to be a Scottish Country Dancer
Of all the different types of national dance, Scottish country dancing is one enjoyed by a large variety of people and cultures. Flourishing Scottish country dance clubs can be found all over the world, and not just in those countries which became the most important destinations for Scottish emigrants. It’s colourful and lively, and the music is irresistible.
Enjoy Dancing – Love Music?
Try Scottish country dancing! Come along to your local dance group and find out why so many people love to Dance Scottish. Check us out on Television
Learn something new
It can be hugely rewarding as well as great fun to experience the thrill of dancing to traditional Scottish music. The dance steps and movements create flowing patterns and dances can be slow and elegant or extremely lively. It is more intricate than ceilidh dancing and includes some lesser known dances. Some dances are over 200 years old, while others are being written today.
Not danced before?
Don’t worry you don’t need to have experience and you don’t need to bring a partner; all that’s needed is a little enthusiasm. Everyone moves around and you will find yourself dancing with many different partners. So it is a great way to make new friends and boost your social life.
Keep in shape
Dancing has lots of added benefits. It can improve confidence and self-esteem, and Scottish country dancing is acknowledged for increasing fitness and stamina. One hour’s dancing can burn up to 300 calories, as well as reduce stress, increase energy and improve co-ordination. Research shows that as a cardiovascular work-out, Scottish country dancing can help to lower blood pressure and increase strength and suppleness. And, as a weight bearing exercise it can improve flexibility and strengthen bones. Not only does it shape you up; it helps you stay healthy and increase your overall sense of well-being. Click on Keep-Aging-At-Bay or Fun-vs-the-gym
Branches or groups affiliated to the royal Scottish Country Dance society run classes and social activities for beginners as well as more experienced dancers. Simply contact your local Branch or group for details of what is happening near you. Join us today for an experience that will last a lifetime…