Last updated: Friday October 03, 2014

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Southwest Washington State Branch

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Next Branch Event:

Oct 25

SWWS Fall Dance

Next Area Event:

Oct 11

Portland Dance Party

New 'Drop-In' Opportunity at Wednesday's Class

To all once-in-a-while dancers and travelers, please note there is a new drop-in policy of $6 for Wednesday class at the Marshall Center, 7:30. Come when you can and Welcome! Any questions, please call 360-834-3757. See the Class page for more class info.

Upcoming Events:

Also of Note:

NEW SCD CLASSES AROUND VANCOUVER, WA Two classes have changed venues from last year:
Liza's Thursday night Scottish Country Dance, all levels class has relocated to Orchards.
Thursday Evenings, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Orchards YMCA
11324 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA

Linda Mae's Social Scottish Country Dancing class has moved to Vancouver. For adults, young or seasoned, men and women.
Friday Evenings, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Columbia Dance Center
1700 Broadway, Vancouver, WA.
For more information, check the Class listings.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES Basic, Family, and Intermediate. Unbelievably affordable! - it's Scottish, after all. And no partner or special clothing are needed. Learn common formations, teamwork, and technique to evocative Celtic melodies. Full of opportunities for fun and friendship! See various locations, days, and registration information in the Class listings.

OUR CLASS IN ACTION! Perhaps you've wondered what Scottish Country Dancing looks like? Well, now you can view a short video of our class dancing "Knit the Pocky".

(A "pocky" is a fingerless glove, worn to keep the hands warm while freeing the fingers for detailed tasks.)

SCD CLASS AND PERFORMANCE TEAM VIDEOS Here's a short video of members of the Vancouver WA class dancing a delightful jig, Black Donald (2nd Carnforth Coll.), at a retirement home in Januuary of 2011.

Here's a short video of The Vancouver USA SCD Performance Team dancing a medley of three dances: Alyth Burn, a jig (RSCDS Bk 3); Linnea's Strathspey, a strathspey (Tim Wilson, 2001); and Red House, a reel (RSCDS Bk 7). This video was taken at the Clark County Fair, Ridgefield, Washington, in August of 2008.

PARENTS! If you are interested in a Children's class in Scottish Country Dancing, call Geri at 834-3757, or email .

Links to Explore

*  Join our Branch! Click here to learn why.

*  More about SW Wa State Branch

*  Calendar of Events (Local and West Coast)

*  A Bit about the Dancing

*  Demo Schedule

*  Class Information

*  Newsletters, Current and Archived

*  Local Friends of SCD

*  Maps

*  Links to Other SCD Sites

*  Photo Gallery

*  Books of dances, and other items available from our Branch.

Contact Information

For more information about classes, events, our dance group, scheduling a demonstration dance, or just about Scottish Country Dancing in general, send email to , or .

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