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Scottish Dance

A fun social traditional dance! Why not get your fling on and try out Scottish dance? We welcome everyone (students, non-students and families).
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What is Scottish Country Dancing?


Well you don't have to be Scottish to do it, but you can definitely wear a kilt if you like.

Scottish Country Dance is a fun traditional social dance from Scotland (not to be confused with highland dancing which is done solo).

Usually 3 to 4 couples dance in a set (technical lingo for organised formation) typically in two lines (1 line of men and 1 line of women) facing each other.

The dance itself is made up of a few basic steps and patterns that you will get shown step by step. The dances range from slow and thoughtful strathspreys (very Scottish word) to fast, bouncy, exhausting jigs! But no matter what the speed is each new dance will get walked through many times before the music starts (Phew!).

No auditions required, it can be taught to anybody, no matter how tangled your feet get dancing usually.


When, where and what to bring

No need to bring a partner, we always change partners around so everyone gets to dance with one another. All we ask is you wear comfy clothes and flat shoes, and bring a drink of water (or juice) with you. You can start any week in term.

Classes every Thursday, 6 - 8 pm in the bioelectronic foyer. Please subscribe to our e-mail ( to receive up-to-date information about our classes, socials and upcoming events!

Upcoming events:

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Membership – How to join us!

Anyone can join, students and non-students. It's simple to join plus it's a bargain at only £10 for the WHOLE YEAR and the classes add no extra cost to it!

  1. Log in (top right hand corner of union website)
  2. Come to this page and click the big 'Join' button at the top of the page
  3. Add membership to your basket (£10 bargain)
  4. Go to 'My Basket' and proceed to checkout
  5. You're officially a Scottish Dancer for a year!

Please note: The membership will not cover your personal accident insurance for dancing!

Get in touch

If you have any unanswered questions about Scottish Country Dance please do get in touch either:

Email: or

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We look forward to welcoming you to our clan!


Disclaimer: As Scottish dancing can be quite quick paced at times; there is a small risk of collisions with other people or objects. However with guidance from our teacher Alan we will all hopefully be well coordinated and safe!

For your information download:

Risk Assessment page 1 and page 2

Code of Conduct

Code of Good Practice


Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity.  If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.  Here are some providers that you can enquire with:

For further information or queries, please contact the committee.

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

Please email the society or join the facebook group to find out the venues and time!


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