To engage in and to encourage the performance and practice of Scottish Country Dancing in accordance with the principles and standards laid down by the Royal Scottish Dance Society of Edinburgh, Scotland. To provide, and to assist in providing instruction in Scottish Country Dancing.
Kelowna SCD is affiliated to the RSCDS of Edinburgh. In accordance with their principles and standards, we strive to encourage the practice of SCD in Kelowna. By providing instruction in the dance form, the best available dance music, a welcoming venue and most of all friendship, we enable people to engage and delight in this splendid dance form.
WHAT IS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING?
Scottish country dancing (SCD) is a sociable dance form with roots stretching back for centuries. Participants are grouped into sets, typically of 3, 4 or 5 couples arranged either in two lines (men facing women) or in a square and work together to dance a sequence of formations. This will leave them in a new order, and the dance is repeated enough times to bring them back to their starting positions, with everyone dancing each position in turn.
Scottish Country Dancing is mainly danced socially for pleasure and enjoyment but many groups also perform.