Calgary Branch - RSCDS (Royal Scottish Country Dance Society)
What is Scottish Country Dancing?
Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) is a sociable dance form with roots stretching back for centuries. Participants are grouped into sets, typically three, four, or five couples arranged in either two lines (men facing ladies) or in a square, and work together to dance a sequence of formations.
This will leave them in a new order. The dance is repeated enough times to bring them back to their starting positions, with everyone having danced at each position in turn.
There’s no dancing without music. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsy, dancers are inspired by the driving reels, jaunty jigs, stately strathspeys or lilting slow airs.
There are numerous CDs available with many talented musicians adding to the enjoyment of the dance.
Scottish Country Dancing is sociable
It is standard practice to dance with a range of different partners during a night of dancing. Thanks to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), SCD is sufficiently popular and uniform that a dancer can pack their dance shoes and be welcomed by a local group almost anywhere in the world.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Province of Alberta through Alberta Foundation for the Arts funding and Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission casino funding..