Scottish Country Dancing is a form of social dance. You meet in dance and joy, regardless of age and of where you are in the world. The traditional music matches the tempo of the quicker jigs and reels as well as the slower strathspeys.
The Gothenburg Branch is part of the The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) in Scotland. ”The Society exists to promote and develop Scottish country dancing worldwide for the benefit of present and future generations.” The RSCDS arrange both summer and winter schools each year, where people meet from all over the world to participate in dance courses and social dance evenings.
About the dance
In Scottish Country Dancing you typically dance in longwise sets with 4 couples. During the dance a progression usually occurs, changing the order of the couples so the dance can repeat with new top couples. The dance itself consists of a series of figures, most of them well-established and known by Scottish dancers worldwide. Scottish Country Dancing is a social dance, and the figures often involve more than one couple.
Tuesdays, even week numbers
Upper Intermediate / Advanced
7 pm to 9.30 pm
Location: Gräfnäsgården in Slottsskogen
Beginners 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm
Intermediate 8 pm to 9.15 pm
Location: Bellmansgatan 8
Youth Group (30 years or younger)
Mondays 7 pm
Location: Båtmansgården, Kaverösterrasen 1
We always wish to welcome and include new people. It means that we always have experienced dancers who join in the training for our beginners. The first hour on Wednesdays is dedicated to practicing the basic figures and steps.