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.


Regular classes and social dancing events organised by RSCDS Canberra and District Branch and SCDCC remain suspended In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation

Updated information will be posted here as and when the situation changes.  Attendance at any events held during current government restrictions will comply with the Branch's Covid-19 Safety Plan and attendees will be required to complete a participant declaration.



CLASSES IN 2020

Regular Branch classes are held on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm

'Gentle Dancers' classes - Fridays 2.00-4.00pm

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

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:
    • 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.

CANBERRA REGION EVENTS


Canberra Winter School 2021

RSCDS Canberra and District Branch committee has decided, with great regret,
that it is not feasible to hold a traditional Australian Winter School in Canberra in 2021
because of uncertainties created by the current pandemic. 
All accommodation and other arrangements have been cancelled
and invited overseas teachers and musicians have been informed
that we will not be able to hold the school as planned.

The Branch committee is examining the possibility of holding an alternative
shorter‑duration Scottish country dancing event in Canberra in Spring 2021,
with musicians and teachers from Australia only.  
Further details will be posted here as they become available.

 


EVENTS ELSEWHERE

Follow this link for details of events in and around Sydney


For more events see the Calendar



LEARNING RESOURCES
Educational videos showing common figures in Scottish Country Dancing can be found at  http://www.lowerhuttscd.org.nz/index.php/teaching-tools/#close

Information about the steps and formations of Scottish Country Dancing is available at
https://www.rscds.org/learn/steps-techniques

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