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The information in this section will give you an overview of what Scottish Country Dancing is, what you will need to be able to take part and hopefully answer any questions you may have. If you have a question which is not answered here, use the link below to contact us.

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Scottish Country Dancing is a sociable dance form with roots stretching back for centuries. It is mainly danced socially, for pure pleasure and enjoyment, but many groups also perform, and there are even occasional competitions. Although the basic steps and formations are easy to pick up, the technique is being honed continuously so that at its highest levels it is now an extremely athletic, balletic dance form.

If you are looking for something different to do, why not consider Scottish Country Dancing? It’s a great way to stay fit and active with an engaging social life and the chance to meet many new friends.

Most people have a slight acquaintance with Scottish Country Dancing. At a New Year party or at a wedding, many of us have attempted to dance the Gay Gordons or the Dashing White Sergeant or even possibly the Eightsome Reel. However, there is much more than that to Scottish Country Dancing.

Today, Scottish Country Dancing is popular worldwide, particularly in the English speaking countries. It is also spreading in Western Europe whilst in Japan, Tokyo has one of the largest clubs.

Read more about the history of Scottish Country Dancing here

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