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.
DEEP COVE SPRING DANCE APRIL 21 7:30-11:30 PM
The Deep Cove SCD Club invites everyone to join us for an evening of fun, friendship and dancing at our annual spring dance. Our program has something for all levels of dancers.
MUSIC BY MARY ROSS
Watch sample videos of the dances on the UPCOMING page.
2018 GLENEAGLES BALL - SUNDAY DECEMBER 9
The 55th annual Gleneagles Ball will be held on SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Pacific Ballroom. Check out photos and videos from previous Gleneagles Balls by clicking below.