Beginners' Class

New session of classes starts Tuesday 8th September 2020

Ceilidh/Beginners Scottish country 7.30-8.30 pm
Intermediate 7.30-9.30 pm

Beginners classes are held in the Glasite Hall, St Andrew's Church, King Street (next to Wellgate Centre, one block north of Bus Station). £5 per class (students £3).

Current class: The class will be notified directly about classes and cancellations.

The Glasite Hall is in the white octagonal building at the top of the stairs. For access code to the car park, please get in touch. Alternatively, there is parking in Queen Street off the Seagate (opposite Enterprise Car Hire) and steps up to King Street. To open the door, press the pad on the wall to the right. Do get in touch if you are interested - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Glasite Glasite Hall - between the Wellgate Centre and East Marketgait

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