We offer opportunities to dance
practice and enjoy the country dances of Scotland through Classes,
Parties, Workshops and Special Events.
|We hold classes in Scottish
Country Dancing for beginners through advanced at several
locations in the greater Seattle area. We also have
monthly parties, special occasion events, and host the Fort Worden
Scottish Country Dance Weekend Workshop annually in September.
Class Schedule Dance
6/23/2015 Jan Bate, RSCDS-Seattle Branch member -
Many of our major events have photos for you to enjoy. Go
to Photo Album
and take a look - see what we are all about.
We are people of all ages and backgrounds
who enjoy music, dancing, and good company. No prior dance
experience is necessary to get started with this dancing style and partners are not
required. It's a great way to meet new people socially and
keep active physically.
Interested in trying
Scottish Country Dancing? Come by yourself or with a friend. You
need not be Scottish to enjoy the fun. Wear flat, soft-soled
shoes without heels and come have a good time. A kilt is not
required! As you begin to master Scottish dances, you will
become familiar with reels, strathspeys and jigs and master a
Poussette, pas de basque and an allemande. Look at our class
locations for the one you are nearest to and come try this
traditional dance form. On our dance calendar you will see
where we are dancing next.
6/2/2015 It is with sadness that we announce that
Jan Bate from our RSCDS-Seattle Branch has passed away. Jan
has done a lot for our Branch for many years including serving
as our chairwoman and encouraging many folks to come and try
Scottish dancing. She was always at the NW Highland Games
to share her stories about dancing with both the Caledonian
group and our Branch. This photo of Jan was taken at Ft.
Worden 2007. She will be missed. See the Calendar
page (June 19 for info about a hike in her honor.)
There will be a memorial gathering on June 29 in North Seattle.
See the Calendar for details.
If you are
looking for scholarship assistance for one of our workshops go
to the Membership page
of this website.
Scottish Country Dancing is the traditional ballroom dancing of
Scotland. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), based
in Edinburgh, was founded in 1923 to preserve this joyful, social
dance tradition. Since then Scottish Country Dancing has spread
all over the world. Visit their site to find out about world wide
Did you ever go to a Scottish event
where the whole group linked hands at the end of the evening and
sang Auld Lang Syne? We often do. Here are the words
to Auld Lang Syne.
We promise you that you will meet new folks who are passionate
about dancing. Come Join Us.