Prairie Gold CD and Book of Dances

The Branch has produced a CD and accompanying book of dances to celebrate its 50th year of dancing. The music is played by Scotch Measure and all the dances have a local connection, all except one being devised by a past or current Branch member.

Click on the above link to hear samples of music, read a brief description of the dances, and get ordering information.

Learn the Basics of Scottish Country Dancing

The first step to a healthier lifestyle. This is not highland, but the social dancing of Scotland. No partner required to enjoy this social dance form to lively jigs and reels. Attend our Open House and Welcome Dance at Churchill Park United Church - 525 Beresford. See the Upcoming Events below. Afternoon classes start on Thursday afternoons beginning Sept. 15 and evening classes begin Monday Sept 19th. Go to the Members page for registration forms for the class.

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance to Jigs, Reels, Strathspeys and the occasional Hornpipe.

Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) provides pleasure and enjoyment for all ages. It is a sociable form of contra dancing in which dancers form two lines with couples facing each other. You don't need a partner — you dance with a different partner each dance. And where else can a man dance without pants?

Dances can be descriptive, celebratory, or just plain dances. You may dance the Saint John River, a lovely strathspey in which dancers trace the course of the Saint John River in New Brunswick, or smile at some Victorian naughtiness in Kiss Under the Stairs, or thumb your noses at your captors in The Reel of the 51st Division, devised by WWII Prisoners of War.

View the video and see the introduction page for more information.



The Winnipeg Branch

The Winnipeg Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is an organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Scottish Country Dancing. Classes begin in September and are taught by teachers certified by the International Headquarters of the RSCDS.
Visitors are always welcome.

Visitors from other branches

Visitors from other branches are always welcome to join us for an evening of dancing. See our class schedule and list of events for times and places.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SNOW DAYS


The COM has agreed to the following policy for cancellation of classes, when necessary because of inclement weather conditions:

A decision to cancel that day’s class will be made no later than 3:00 pm on Mondays & 9:00 am on Thursdays.

An email will be sent out to all members as soon as possible.

IF THE WEATHER IS NASTY, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL BEFORE HEADING OUT TO CLASS.

If you do not have access to email, please let your class teacher know and leave a phone number where you can be reached. If in doubt, please call your class teacher. If you cannot get ahold of your teacher, then call the chair of the Committee of Management.

Note: This policy will also apply to extra or special classes and socials that are not on a class day.

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Contents

Health benefits of Scottish Country Dancing

Several articles describing the health benefits of Scottish Country Dancing.

  • strengthening bones
  • improving memory
  • improving balance

Have Questions?

You may find your answer here.

Mug Pub revisited

Mug Pub, sponsored by the Winnipeg Branch for 20 years, was an immensely popular pavilion at Folklorama . Enjoy some scenes from Mug Pubs past.

Scotch Measure

Playing music we love to dance to for over 30 years. Hear some samples.

Winnipeg Branch History

The Winnipeg Branch has been in operation since 1963 and has had many proud moments.

Upcoming Events

Light & Airy

The current edition of the Light & Airy can be found December 2022 here.


November Social

The programme & crib notes for the November Social can be found here Programme here and Crib notes here. . November 19th. Churchill Park United Church $5 per person. 7:30 - 9:30. 525 Beresford. Dances for dancers and non-dancers so come out to a great evening of dancing together!


Fall Dancing Season

There will be classes offered Monday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 at Churchill Park United Church. 525 Beresford Ave. For more information please contact info@rscdswinnipeg.ca.


Registration Form

The registration form for the 2022/23 year can be found Registration Form here. This year in honour of our headquarter's 100th anniversary and our branch's 60th anniversary, the cost of membership & class fees will be $160.00.


SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calenders for our 2023 Workshop which will be April 21-23/2023. Registration is now open! To register using the online form, go Fillable form here

If you prefer to print a form to mail in, there is a one page Registration Form


Brochure can be found Brochure here