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.

Youth Scottish Country Dance Weekend
(for people 18-40 years)
31 January - 2 February 2020

Brochure   Register online


Regular Branch classes are held on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm
First class for 2020 is on 22 January. 
The class on Wednesday 29 January will be taken by
visiting teacher Mel Roome from Hobart
For further details see flyer

A short course of Classes for Beginners
begins on 22 January 2020 at 6.00pm
See flyer for more information

'Gentle Dancers' classes - Fridays 2.00-4.00pm

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

Young Dancers Socials
Branch classes for young people up to the age of 40)
will be held at North Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Condamine Street, Turner
on certain Saturday evenings in 2020. 
Dates available soon

The Scottish Country Dance Club of Canberra offers three classes:

  • 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.
  • A monthly social dancing class from March to September, generally on the last Friday each month.  Dates for 2020 will be posted when known.                  

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 1 February 2020:  Southern Fling Open Social
- an event for all dancers, in conjunction with
the Southern Fling youth weekend
Music by Black Bear duo
Wesley Hall, 22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 7.30 -10.30pm
Tickets $25, or $20 for age 40 and under (includes supper)
Free for dancers registered for Southern Fling
Tickets at Canberra classes or online


15-17 May 2020: Tascal 50th Anniversary Ball Weekend
Hobart Tasmania
Winter Ball with music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt
See flyer for details and registration

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