Thank you for visiting our Canberra and District Scottish Country Dancing pages.
Canberra has a very active Scottish Country Dancing community (see our Clubs) and welcomes you to our website and, hopefully, in person to the national capital. 

We often have visitors from interstate or overseas, so if you are
visiting the Canberra region do pay us a visit.

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, all classes and social dancing events organised by RSCDS Canberra and District Branch and SCDCC are suspended with immediate effect, and until further notice.  
Updated information will be posted here as and when the situation changes.


Regular Branch classes are held on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
[No classes on 8July/10July as the hall is not available]

'Gentle Dancers' classes - Fridays 2.00-4.00pm

The above RSCDS Branch classes are held at
St Andrews Church Hall,
State Circle

Young Dancers Social Classes
Branch classes for people aged 18-35 years)

will be held at North Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Condamine Street, Turner
on the following Saturday evenings in 2020:  
7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October, 7 November 

The Scottish Country Dance Club of Canberra offers these classes and social dancing events:

  • A class for new and experienced dancers from 7.30 to 9.30pm on Thursday evenings.
  • The Black Mountain Reelers daytime class from 12.15 to 2.00pm every Tuesday, from 14 January 2020.
  • Social dancing - themed socials will be held at 7.30pm on the following Friday evenings:
    • 28 February  [see flyer for details]
    • 12 June
    • 11 September
    • 23 October                   

All SCDCC classes are at
North Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Condamine Street, Turner

See the full list of classes in Canberra under the 'Classes' tab.


Saturday 9 May 2020:  Branch Tea Dance
St Andrew's Church Hall, State Circle, Forrest.  Dancing 3-5.30pm
followed by afternoon tea 

Saturday 16 May 2020: Nowra Social
St Andrews Church Hall, Kinghorne St, Nowra - 1.00pm-4.30pm

Friday 12 June 2020Dance Devisors 101 social by SCDCC
North Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Condamine Street, Turner
Featuring dances by John Drewry
more details soon


Follow this link for details of events in and around Sydney

For more events see the Calendar

Educational videos showing common figures in Scottish Country Dancing can be found at

Information about the steps and formations of Scottish Country Dancing is available at

These are helpful learning resources for beginners and anyone else wishing to improve their knowledge of SCD formations

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dancing go to this link
...dancing is good for the brain as well as physical fitness!

Second Canberra Book of Scottish Country Dances
comprising 15 dances selected from the open competition
held by the SCDCC in Nov 2018
is available for download here