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.



A Dance to remember Elaine Arthur will be held
from 2pm on Saturday 14 August 2021
Folk Dance Canberra Hall,
114 Maitland St, Hackett
Details:  See notice below (under CANBERRA REGION EVENTS) and flyer.



CLASSES IN 2021

Regular Branch classes are held on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm

Tea and coffee are available following the Wednesday evening classes. The only caveat is that you will need to bring your own mug, as hand washing of church utensils is not allowed under their COVID protocol.

'Gentle Dancers' classes - Fridays 2.00-4.00pm

'SCD Basics' Classes
suitable for less experienced dancers and beginners
will be offered on the following Wednesdays in 2021:
21 July, 4,18 August, 1,15,29 September.
6.00-7.15pm

Email inquiries click here   

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

While Covid restrictions remain in place, all persons attending Branch classes must comply with the Branch's Covid-19 Safety Plan
Please read the safety plan before attending a Branch class or event. 


Scottish Country Dance Club of Canberra classes

Black Mountain Reelers daytime class
offered by the SCDCC takes place
12.15 to 2.00pm every Tuesday

Thursday Social Classes 'Nae Bother Thursday' in 2021 will be held on the
second Thursday of the month from February to November
Thursday 12 August 'From the Land of the Rising Sun' -
Scottish Country Dances with a Japanese Flavour

[This  event was previously scheduled to be held in July]
See flyer for more details

The above SCDCC classes are held at
North Canberra Baptist Church, Condamine Street, Turner
See SCDCC page or contact SCDCC Secretary for further details


CANBERRA REGION EVENTS

Saturday 14 August 2021 - 2.00pm:  A dance to remember Elaine Arthur
Folk Dance Canberra Hall, 114 Maitland St, Hackett
Music by Stringfiddle
see flyer for program and further details 
recaps here


30 Sep – 3 Oct 2021: 'Spring into Scottish'
mini Winter School 2021

A brochure for this event is available here


To register for the school, please complete the online form available via this link
Each person registering must complete the form separately
When your registration is received it will be acknowledged,
but in view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by Covid we will not request payment immediately. 
The Mini School Registrar will send you an email requesting payment when and if
we are able to make a more certain assessment that the school can be held.   

We would prefer that you register via the online form, but if you cannot do this please complete the form in the brochure
and send a scanned copy to minischoolcanberra@gmail.com or mail to GPO Box 1795, Canberra ACT 2601.

Enquiries:  minischoolcanberra@gmail.com

The Advanced high impact dance class will be held at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, 1 State Circle, Forrest.
The musicians’ workshops will also be held at this venue.
The other two dance classes will be held at Wesley Church Halls, 22 National Circuit, Forrest. 
These venues are within walking distance of the following hotels:
Rydges Canberra
: 17 Canberra Ave, Forrest ACT 2603 Phone: (02) 6295 3144  (link for reservations)
Forrest Hotel and Apartments : 30 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603 Phone: (02) 6203 4300  (link for reservations)

N.B. Accommodation is not included in the registration fees
and will need to be arranged independently by all participants


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Regrettably, 'Bundanoon is Brigadoon' Highland Gathering 2021
has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions. 
For more information go here
Bundanoon is Brigadoon will take place on 2 April 2022

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

To learn more about the benefits of dancing go to this link


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