Beginners' Class

Our new session of classes for Beginners with live music will start on Monday 13th September 2021 in the Victoria suite, the Queen's Hotel, Nethergate, Dundee - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. 

Ceilidh/Beginners Scottish country dance 7.30-9.30 pm. £5 per class (students £3).

Information on COVID-related measures can be accessed here.

Do you like Ceilidh dancing and are you up for a challenge? Do you want to get fit and make new friends? Come Scottish Country Dancing - it is open to all, male or female, and partners are not required. You don't need to wear anything fancy, casual clothes and soft shoes are fine. Scottish country dancing is more complex than ceilidh dancng, but once mastered, is a rewarding and interesting form of exercise for brain and body. Further information available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is Scottish country dancing?
Scottish country dancing (SCD) is a social form of dance, usually with 3-5 couples dancing in a 'set'. There are SCD groups across the country and indeed in many corners of the world. Dances consist of a series of patterns or 'formations', some of which may seem complex at first, but are soon accomplished after a few repetitions. For a more detailed explanation of SCD, please click here.

The classes start with easy dances, such as the Virginia Reel and Dashing White Sergeant, and various formations are gradually introduced. Although it may seem confusing at first, most dancers find their expertise gradually increases after a few weeks, and new movements are more easily assimilated. The classes have experienced volunteers who are more than happy to help new dancers through the dances. The dance sets are comprised of couples, but no partner is required as there is a lot of mixing of couples and sets during the evening.

                            Beginners in St Andrews

                               Class members enjoying a break during a Beginners dance in St Andrews