Last updated: Saturday January 24, 2015

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Southwest Washington State Branch

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RSCDS - SWWS


Next Branch Event:

Apr 25

SWWS Annual Dinner Dance

Next Area Event:

Feb 14

Portland Dance Party




Vancouver Classes Starting this Week!


The Vancouver SCD classes are starting up this week and next:

Classics Class on Tuesday, January 6th
Social SCD Class at the Marshall Center on Wednesday, January 7th
Family SCD Class at the YMCA on Thursday, January 8th
Social SCD Class at Columbia Dance Center on Friday, January 9th
Modern Devisors Class at Columbia Dance Center on Tuesday, January 13th
See the Class listings for details about these classes.


Upcoming Events:


Also of Note:

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 .

If you have comments about this webpage, please send email to .