Scottish Country Dancing is the national dance of Scotland. Unlike highland dancing it is social and noncompetitive and has been danced for centuries in cottages and castles. Scotland and France shared a strong alliance and this refined dance style was much influenced by the dancing of the French court.
In 1923 the Scottish Country Dance Society was formed in Glasgow to both preserve and promote this very enjoyable social dancing. The Society, which received Royal charter is now known as the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society RSCDS, with Her Majesty the Queen as Royal Patron. The RSCDS has 160 branches worldwide. Vancouver is one of the branches and Gleneagles is one of 300 affiliate groups.
The Club’s three weekly classes run from September to May where new dancers are encouraged to learn, seasoned dancers practice for attending social functions and keen dancers seek more personal challenges.
All are welcome. No partner is required. We dance for enjoyment, fitness and to be social while continuing the rich culture of Scotland’s music and dance.
BC Highland Games Saturday June 16 Perry Percy Stadium Coquitlam, BC
Mark your calendars for the BC Highland Games on June 16. There will be displays of Scottish Country Dancing with many of our club members participating. The mass demonstration is from 11:45 am to 12 pm. The demonstration team will perform from 1:30 to 1:45 pm.
Gleneagles Summer Barbeque July 14, 4 pm - 2847 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC
Thanks to May and Ian Loudon for hosting this special event. We hope to see you, and any out-of-town guests you wish to bring. There are some great summer auction items to bid on and a trophy for the winner of the John Freeland Croquet tournament.