- Nearby SCD Groups
- Other SCD Groups
- Area SCD Events
- SCD Dance Trips
- SCD Resources
- Area Folk Dancing
- Area Musicians
- Area Scottish Events
- Area Scottish Heritage
Nearby SCD Groups
- Richmond, VA
The Scottish Country Dancers of Richmond, Virginia
- Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg Scottish Country Dancers
- Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers
- Charlottesville, VA
Blue Ridge Scottish Country Dancers
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
6:30 p.m. basics review by prior arrangement
Parish Hall, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Ivy, VA
Contact: Celia, 434-979-0939
- Lancaster, PA
Red Rose Scottish Country Dancers
The above groups are independently run. The owners and webmasters of this website have no input into their operation and provide the above information as a courtesy.
Other SCD Groups
- Boston, MA
RSCDS Boston Branch
- New York, NY
RSCDS New York Branch
- Delaware Valley, PA
RSCDS Delaware Valley Branch
- Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society
- Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dance Society
- Durham/Chapel Hill, NC
Durham/Chapel Hill Country Dancers
- Atlanta, GA
RSCDS Atlanta Branch
Area SCD Events
- A Capital Weekend
A dance workshop sponsored by the Washington Branch, RSCDS, usually held the first or second weekend of April, in Maryland.
- Scottish Weekend
A dance workshop sponsored by a group of Scottish Country Dancers from the Washington D.C. and Philadelphia area dance groups, held on a weekend in September, at Camp Louse in Cascade, MD.
- Argyle Weekend
A dance workshop sponsored by the Northern Virginia Branch, RSCDS, held the first or second weekend of November, in Northern Virginia.
SCD Dance Trips
A combined scuba diving and Scottish Country Dancing trip led by Mel and Ellie Briscoe. If you don't do Scottish dancing, you can still participate and learn it on the spot. Kilts are not required! There are plans for a Scottish dance underwater, in 3 dimensions.
SCD ResourcesAlso see our Hints & Tips page for links to and information about dance supplies, dance instructions, and general SCD guidance.
- The Official Web Site for Members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
The Society was established in 1923 by its co-founders to protect and promote the standards of Scottish country dancing.
- Grand Chain - The Edinburgh Scottish Dance Resource
A set of resources for Scottish Dancers the world over, based in Edinburgh.
- Inter-city Scot Online
The Inter-city Scot is a newsletter of Scottish Country Dance events in North America.
- Strathspey Server
A repository of information about Scottish country dancing, including the Strathspey mailing list archive and more.
- The Teachers Association (Canada)
The TAC, as it is often called, is an association of teachers of Scottish country dancing formed in 1958 to assist one another where possible.
John Chambers' Scottish Country Dance Music
Scottish Country Dance tunes and sets organized by dance name. Files are in ABC (musical notation) format, but can also be accessed in other text, graphical (sheet music), and MIDI formats.
- Also see JC's ABC tune finder to search by tune name.
- The Music of James Scott Skinner
James Scott Skinner (1843-1927), the 'Strathspey King,' was a key figure in Scottish traditional music. He took the art of Scottish fiddle music to a new height through his playing and his compositions.
- Also see Multimedia, including dance video clips.
Area Folk Dancing
- Folklore Society of Greater Washington
FSGW presents over 200 folk events in the Washington, D.C. area each year, including festivals, concerts, dances and swaps.
- Also see the Dance Calendar.
A source for Washington, D.C. area dancers with information on dance news and upcoming events.
- Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park
The Friday night dances are brought to you by the Friday Night Dancers, Inc. (a nonprofit, community-based organization) in cooperation with the National Park Service, Montgomery County, and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Dances are held every Friday evening from 8:30-11:00 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Maryland.
- Elke Baker, fiddle
1995 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, member of Terpsichore, and leader of the Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club.
- Liz Donaldson, piano
Plays for Scottish, English, and American contra and square dances, as well as teaching and dancing these styles. Member of Terpsichore, Waverley Station, and many more bands! Make a PayPal donation to Liz.
The duo of Elke Baker and Liz Donaldson, frequently joined by Ralph Gordon to form a trio. Contact Elke Baker for bookings, orders, and information.
- David Knight, fiddle
Fiddle for Dance and Performance: Contra, Scottish, English, Irish. Member of Waverley Station and Thistle House.
- Dave Wiesler, piano
Events ranging from studio work, parties, and concerts to dances of many flavors (contra, swing, vintage, couple dance, English and Scottish country dance). Member of Thistle House and many more bands. Contribute to Dave's Tip Jar with PayPal!
- Andrew Marcus, accordion
Accordion for Scottish, contra, and more.
- Becky Ross, fiddle
Becky plays regularly for Scottish and English Country Dances in the D.C. area. She also performs with Homespun Ceilidh Band.
- The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club is for people who like Scottish fiddle music -- whether you play it, want to learn it, or just like listening.
Area Scottish Events
- Washington DC Tartan Day
April 6th is National Tartan Day, the National Holiday for All Scottish-Americans. The National Tartan Day Committee of Washington, DC, supports National Tartan Day (NTD) activities in the Washington, D.C. area.
- Virginia Scottish Games Association
VSGA celebrates Alexandria's Scottish Heritage with Scottish Athletics, Dancing, Music, Crafts, Food and other fascinating Scottish events in September.
- Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk
The Walk, usually the first weekend of December, celebrates the unique Scottish heritage of the City of Alexandria, and is hosted by the Campagna Center of Alexandria, Virginia, and the Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C..
Area Scottish Heritage
- St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C.
The Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C., with origins dating back to 1760, is a charitable and social organization of men of Scottish birth or ancestry. It is not affiliated with any religious institution.