Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

As the social dance of Scotland, Scottish country dancing has been shaped by the traditions from an earlier era when Dancing Masters toured the countryside teaching the jigs, reels & strathspeys unique to that land. It is a dance form infused with the spirit of the clans, tempered by the etiquette & elegance of the 18th century assembly. Its music is alive with the evocative rhythms & melodies of its Celtic origin – and instantly captivating.

Scottish country dancing is as much fun as it is challenging – great exercise for body and mind. It’s also unbelievably affordable – it is Scottish after all – and you don’t need to bring a partner – we provide them. Furthermore it’s done all over the world, supported by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) in Scotland.

There are over 500 Scottish country dancers in the Vancouver region in over a dozen clubs, often dancing several times a week. We invite you to come and join us. Anyone whose toes congenitally tap to the sound of Scottish music may also come and try out country dancing at the Dancing in The Park.  This is our always-popular, informal open-air summer dance series in the Ceperley area of Stanley Park (Third Beach), in Vancouver, every Monday evening from 7-9 p.m., from June 19 to August 14, 2017 (except July 31). For more information visit the RSCDS web site.

The Demonstration Team

The Vancouver Branch Demonstration Team performs for your entertainment. The group was formed in the early 60s and puts on a show that exhibits all the energy, grace and precision inspired by the music of Scotland. The Team performs year round for private and public functions, formal balls, banquets and Burns celebrations. For further information visit the RSCDS Demonstration Team webpage.