Beginners' Class

St Mary Magdalene's Church Hall, Dudhope Crescent Road DD1 5RR (off North Marketgait)

Spring Term: Mondays 15th January - 25th March 2024, 7.30-9 pm

There is parking in front of the church, Constitution Road, and in other streets nearby.

Soft shoes and casual clothes; please bring water as this is energetic exercise.

Do you want to get fitter and learn more about Scottish dance music? Are you up for a challenge? Come and try 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. 

**Please note that Scottish country dancing is more complex and less frenetic than ceilidh dancing, but once mastered, is a rewarding, sociable, and interesting form of exercise for brain and body.**

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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 ceilidh-type dances, 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.

                                           Beginner 20222

     Beginners' Dance 2022 in conjunction with University groups