RSCDS Calgary Branch Supported Classes

Many in-person Scottish Country Dance classes resumed in the RSCDS Calgary Branch area in the fall of 2021 and have resumed or plan to resume in 2022. Scottish Country Dance classes are subject to the current Government of Alberta public health restrictions as updated from time to time and available here https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx. Please check the class requirements with respect to the Restrictions Exemption Program and masking before attending.

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Regular Classes – September Through May

Mondays

RSCDS Calgary Branch Beginner’s Class – 7:30-9:30 pm
This class will not be offered for the 2021-2022 Season. Please see Tuesday night for the RSCDS Calgary Branch Beginner Class.

St. Giles Scottish Country Dance Group – 7.30-9:30 pm
St. Giles Scottish Country Dance Group is no longer offering classes.

Airdrie Youth Class – 4:45 pm
(Classes have been put on hold for the foreseeable future, please contact Ann for further information)
Airdrie United Church Hall
216 1st Ave NE, Airdrie
Teacher: Ann Vanderwal
Contact: Ann Vanderwal, 403-912-8086, www.airdriescottishdancers.org 

Tuesdays

RSCDS Calgary Branch Beginner’s Class – 7:00-8:15 pm
Haysboro Community Association
1204 89th Avenue SW
This class is open to dancers of all experience levels – beginner through advanced.  This class will focus on the basics of Scottish Country Dancing so that dancers can join in with any of the classes around the city.

All dancers must provide proof of vaccinations, wear masks and sign Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk form.

Teachers: Sharon Barker and Nancy Laing
Contact: Sharon Barker, 403-701-3218, 

Cross and Thistle Scottish Dancers General Class – 8:15-10 pm

Haysboro Community Association
1204 89th Avenue SW
This class is open to dancers of all experience levels – beginner through advanced.  They enjoy the social aspects of Scottish Country Dancing while striving to become better dancers.

All dancers must provide proof of vaccinations, wear masks and sign Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk form.

Teacher: Sharon Barker
Contact: Sharon Barker, 403-701-3218, 

Douglas Scottish Country Dance Club – Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00

Restarting January 11
Triwood Community Centre – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Membership $20.00 Fees $5.00
Contact: or John/Janyn Bertram at 403-585-3842 or 403-585-3944

Wednesdays

Grace Scottish Country Dance Group – 7.30-9:30 pm
Grace Scottish Country Dance Group is no longer offering classes.

RSCDS Calgary Branch Beginner’s Class – 7:45-9:15 pm
This class will not be offered for the 2021-2022 Season. Please see Tuesday night for the RSCDS Calgary Branch Beginner Class.

Thursdays

Confederation Park Scottish Country Dancers – 6:30 pm

New location starting 2021-2022 Season
Brentwood Sportsplex – 1520B Northmount Drive NW.
Membership $5.00 and Fees $2.00
Teacher: Janyn Bertram
Contact: or Janyn Bertram 403-585-3842

Calgary Scottish Country Dance Society – 7.30-9:30 pm
St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall
1407 7th Ave NW
Teacher: Jim Adamson
Contact: Jim Adamson, 403-271-1208
All dancers must provide proof of vaccinations, wear masks and sign Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk form.

Saturdays

Airdrie Scottish Country Dancers – 7 pm
Confirm before attending.
Airdrie United Church Hall
216 1st Ave NE, Airdrie
Teacher: Ann Vanderwal
Contact: Ann Vanderwal, 403-912-8086, www.airdriescottishdancers.org

Summer Dancing – May through August

Mondays

RSCDS Calgary Branch Social Dancing – 7:30-9:30 pm
(June through August 2020)
Due to COVID-19, classes have been cancelled until further notice.
Details will be posted in April 2022

Tuesdays

Cross and Thistle Scottish Dancers Technique Class – 8-10 pm
(May 24, 2022 – July 19, 2022)

Haysboro Community Association
1204 89th Avenue SW
Open to all dancers with a minimum of one year’s dance experience and no injuries.  Individual critique will be given.  Focus will be on the technique of dancing with only one or two dances being done in an evening.
Teacher: Sharon Barker
Contact: Sharon Barker, 403-701-3218,

Other Calgary and Area Classes

These classes do not receive funding from RSCDS Calgary Branch, but we encourage you to support these classes.  All classes are taught by fully certificated RSCDS teachers.

Tuesdays

Canmore Seniors SCD Group – 1:30 pm
Please confirm before attending
Canmore Senior’s Centre
600 9th Street, Canmore, AB
Teacher: Margaret Boyle
Contact: Margaret Boyle, 403-678-6252

St. Andrew-Caledonian Society – 7:30 pm
Please confirm before attending
Northmount Baptist Church Hall
451 Northmount Drive NW
Teachers: Debby Henderson and Ann Vanderwal
Contact: Robert Henderson, 403-245-5514, www.standrewcaledonian.ca

Fridays

Confederation Park +55 Activity Centre – 10 am
Please confirm before attending
2212 13th St NW
Teacher: Janyn Bertram
Contact: Confederation Park +55 Centre