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.

Vale Elaine Arthur

Canberra and District Branch mourns the passing of Elaine Arthur, a stalwart supporter of Scottish Country Dancing over very many years.  At her funeral on 24 May 2021, Ann Parkinson delivered a tribute that reflects the high esteem in which Elaine was held by her many friends in the Scottish country dance community.  The full text is available here.

A Dance to remember Elaine Arthur will be held
from 2pm on Saturday 14 August 2021
Folk Dance Canberra Hall,
114 Maitland St, Hackett
Program and further details will be available shortly.


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.
No class on 30 June as the hall is not available

'Gentle Dancers' classes - Fridays 2.00-4.00pm

No class on 2 July as the hall is not available

'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.

Email inquiries click here   

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

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 8 July 'From the Land of the Rising Sun' -
Scottish Country Dances with a Japanese Flavour

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


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

A brochure for this event is available here

 Online registration will be available via this website from 1 July 2021. 
Alternatively you may complete the form in the brochure and
submit a scanned copy by email
or post your form to GPO Box 1795, Canberra ACT 2601

School events will primarily be at St Andrews and Wesley Halls which 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


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


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

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