Dance Scottish St John’s sponsors and participates in many activities related to Scottish Country Dancing in the St. John’s area. We offer classes for beginning and experienced dancers. Socials, with music provided by the band Corryvreckan, are held several times during the year to provide more formal occasions to enjoy Scottish Country Dancing. The members of the demonstration team perform at various festivals and functions throughout the year.

Scottish Country Dancing is the social dancing of Scotland. It belongs to the family of dance forms which include English Country Dancing, Irish Ceilidh dancing, New England Contra dancing, American Square dancing, as well as traditional Newfoundland dancing. Modern Scottish Country Dancing is characterized by its unique formations and its attention to footwork.

Many of our dances are done to jigs and reel tunes. Some of our dances use the strathspey, a slower tempo with a distinctive rhythm that is unique to Scottish music. All are group dances, carried out in sets.

Dance Scottish St John’s is the provincial affiliate of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (R.S.C.D.S), an international organization of more than 20,000 members worldwide.

For more information, to book a demonstration, or to experience this unique and vigorous style of dancing, please contact at:

Catherine Wright (chairperson) – or (709) 722-6339

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