What is Scottish Country Dancing?

Scottish country dancing is the social dancing of Scotland.  But you don’t need to be a Scot to find your feet tapping to the irresistible rhythms of the jigs, reels and strathspeys.  The dancing is fun and can be energetic – it’s a great way to keep fit, meet new people and no-one is left sitting on the sidelines!

Participants are grouped into sets, typically of 3, 4 or 5 couples, arranged in two lines (men facing ladies) or in a square, and they work together to dance a sequence of formations.  This will leave them in a new order, and the dance is repeated enough times to bring them back to their starting positions with everyone dancing each position in turn.

The weekly beginners’ session is relaxed and provides valuable foot work and formation practice.

Sylvia B, Prestwood

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