What is Scottish Country Dance?

It is form of social dancing danced by a group of couples generally positioned adjacent to each other in two parallel lines, the gentlemen facing the ladies. Scottish Country Dancing is done all around the world. Once you learn the basic steps and formations, you can find places to dance anywhere in the world. It is a form of dancing which enables the dancer to dance with and meet many other dancers during the course of an evening.

What is the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society .... (R.S.C.D.S.)?

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) was formed on November 26, 1923 in Glasgow and is now an international organization having a membership of 25,000, with 200 branches and 500 affiliated groups worldwide. It is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.

What is the Detroit Branch?

The Detroit Branch was established in 1980 and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in April, 2005. The branches goals are to provide instruction in Scottish Country Dancing, and to preserve and promote Scottish Country Dancing and its music. Typical activities are Branch classes, workshops, social dance sessions, demonstrations, and formal "Balls ".

Where can I attend classes?

The Detroit Branch sponsors classes at the First United Methodist Church of Troy located at 6363 Livernois near Squaare Lake Rd. Classes are held on Thursdays, 6:30 PM'-7:30 for beginners and 7:30-9:30 for experienced dancers.

Classes for experienced dancers are conducted at the Erin Presbyterian Church in Roseville, located on Gratiot at Common Rd. (12-1/2 mile) on Tuesdays from 7:30 -9:30

Classes generally start in September and continue through May. There are also active groups in Ann Arbor and Windsor, ON

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