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.
Several articles describing the health benefits of Scottish Country Dancing.
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Mug Pub, sponsored by the Winnipeg Branch for 20 years, was an immensely popular pavilion at Folklorama. Enjoy some scenes from Mug Pubs past.
Playing music we love to dance to for over 30 years. Hear some samples.
The Winnipeg Branch has been in operation since 1963 and has had many proud moments.
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 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 are always welcome to join us for an evening of dancing. See our class schedule and list of events for times and places.
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The current edition of the Light & Airy can be found May 2023 here.
Join us for our last social of the 2022-2023 dancing season. Monday, May 8th 7:30. Churchill Park United Church. 525 Beresford. $5 for members. $10 for non-members.Program, crib notes and diagrams can be found Program, crib notes & diagaramshere.