Hundreds of people in Toronto
who enjoy Scottish Country Dancing
want YOU to join in the fun.

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There are many Social Groups in Toronto and area, and all welcome dancers from other places. Visitors are also welcome at monthly dances, Balls, and Dancing in the Park.

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FREE CLASS  ~ Nov 10 ~  1-2pm  at  Branksome Hall (Elm & Mt Pleasant)

No partner needed because we change partners every dance.

Beginner Classes start in January: Info here>>>       Youth Classes, any time, Sept to May: Info here>>>


Dance for joy

Scottish Country Dance is lively, multi-generational, and rollicking good fun!

There are 6 “monthly dances” each season, with wonderful live music. The March dance, and Family Christmas dance, especially welcome dancers from the Beginner Classes. There are two formal /semi-formal balls each year, and many special events.  Here are some video links to show you typical dances, and typical Toronto dancers!

Some ceilidh-style dances: 

Braveheart (circle dance)    • Kingston Flyer     • Knot on a Ferryboat (circle dance) 

Some high-energy Scottish country dances:

St Andrews Fair   • Joe MacDiarmid’s Jig   • Well Done Jack   •  Antarctica Bound   •  The Sailor                 

Rest And Be Thankful   • Red Nose Jig (sq set)   •  A Trip To Crinan            

Two more-challenging dances:

Reel of the 51st Highland Division (all male set)   • The Peat Road

Some Short Strathspeys:

The Swan & The Tay (3x)   • St John River (a dance metaphor)   •  We Reely Progressed (4s32, Rosedale Parent class)   

About Scottish Dance. . .

Scottish Dance: It's old. . . it's new. . . it's fun. . . it's social.

Scottish country dance is the traditional dance of Scotland. It’s based on ancient folk dances, mixed with elements of ballet, influences from the Royal court of France, and some overlap with Highland dancing. Scottish country dance was carried around the world by Scottish immigrants, and by Highland regiments. It remains popular world-wide, and in unlikely places such as Paris, Japan, and Moscow <some international events>.

SCD is great fun for young and old but it IS challenging mentally and physically. You must be fit, and quick on the uptake. Some people can pick it up on the fly, but the better way is to take Lessons.

Some of the dances we do are over 300 years old; many are newly (and cleverly) devised to incorporate intricate formations. We dance lively jigs and reels and the distinctively Scottish, very stately, Strathspey. We also dabble in marches and waltzes. To learn more, click on Lessons.

Classes for young people are available here.

General Questions & Health Benefits

Any number of journal articles and studies have shown the social and health benefits of dancing in general and Scottish country dancing in particular. Anyone who dances Scottish country will tell you "It's fun!".

Have questions? Want answers?
Download this pamphlet of Questions & Answers:
Scottish-Country-Dance-info.pdf






 
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