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.


The final Branch class in 2019 will be on Wednesday 27 November.  See below for details of classes in 2020


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


Brochure   Register online



CLASSES IN 2020

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

'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 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.


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

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!


CANBERRA REGION EVENTS 2019-20


Saturday 23 November 2019: Nice 'n' Easy Social
St Andrew's Church Hall, 1 State Circle, Forrest:  2.00pm
Music by Canberra Scottish Fiddlers

Monday 9 December 2019: Batemans Bay end-of-year social

Batemans Bay Community Centre 1.30-4.30pm

Music by Bob McInnes and Jane Ellis


See flyer and cribsheet for more details


Saturday 14 December 2019:  SCDCC Christmas Social
St Andrew's Church Hall, 1 State Circle, Forrest  7.00 for 7.30pm

  Music by Strathmannan

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


EVENTS ELSEWHERE

Follow this link for details of events in and around Sydney


NZ Branch Summer School 2019-20 will be held in Cambridge (North Island)
from 28 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.
Visit ss2019.dancescottish.org.nz for further details
Online registration is available via the above link.



For more events see the Calendar