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 St. Paul's Anglican Church, 830 North Drive at Point Road. See the Upcoming Events below. Beginner classes start on Thursdays beginning Sept. 14. Go to the Members page for registration forms for the basic 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.

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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.


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 4:00 pm.

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


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 or Gerri at (204) 488-7386.

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

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Health benefits of Scottish Country Dancing

Several articles describing the health benefits of Scottish Country Dancing.

  • strengthening bones
  • improving memory
  • improving balance

Following is youtube video on why it is good for you to be involved in Scottish Country Dancing.

Click here for a great video on the health benefits of SCD

Following are 2 videos for your enjoyment. One is a short little video with some history of Scottish Country Dancing. The other is the video from The R.S.C.D.S. Edinburgh Branch. The Edinburgh Branch held a public ceilidh on July 1st 2017 in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!. Enjoy!

A cheeky little video of the history of SCD

A Ceilidh for Canada

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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 March 2018 here.

Wind Up Social

The Wind up Social will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018. 8pm at St. Paul's. No charge. This social is hosted by the Basic Class, the Committee of Management and the teachers. It is also the day before Tartan Day so feel free to show off your Tartan! The programme and crib notes can be found Wind Up Social Programme & Crib Notes

47th Annual Workshop & Ball

We hope you have your calendars marked for the Branch workshop and ball next April. Dates are 20 - 22 April 2018, and we will again use the facilities at 17 Wing. Workshop staff are now all confirmed: teachers Ruth Jappy from Delta BC, and Gordon Robinson from Victoria BC; and musicians Ron Krug from Winnipeg, and Dennis Orr from Seven Persons AB. We're making one slight change in the format this year: both Saturday classes will take place in the morning. That makes for a slightly earlier start, but leaves the afternoon free after lunch. Registration form is available to download Workshop Information & Registration form

Programme and crib notes for the Ball are available Workshop Ball Programme & crib notes