What we do
Welcome to the Peterborough Scottish Country Dance Society! We love Scottish country dancing, and we want as many people as possible to experience it.
We run weekly dance classes for anyone interested in learning more about Scottish country dancing. Our dance classes are run by an experienced, qualified teacher. We hold monthly social dances at which we enjoy the social side of Scottish country dancing and put into practice what we have learned. These dances feature live music and, at intermission, refreshments supplied by our members.
We hold a Burns Supper in January - a traditional celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns.
We host an annual weekend-long Scottish country dance workshop at Stony Lake in May, featuring a Friday night welcome dance, instruction on Saturday morning and afternoon, a Saturday evening Ball, and a Sunday morning gathering. The Stony Lake workshop features internationally recognized teachers of Scottish country dancing.
From time to time we also put on demonstrations of Scottish country dancing. The photo above was taken at a demo dance held on Canada Day, July 1, 2015 at Del Crary Park (photo courtesy Peterborough Examiner).
Yes, many of our members have kilts, but having a kilt is not required!
Try us out!
Three for free!!! Your first three dance classes are on us. So, give us a try. We'd love to show you some new moves! You will find our contact information further down on this page.
Our next dance class is on Tuesday, February 20, 7 pm at St. John's. Our next monthly social dance will be on February 16 at St. John's. For more information about weekly classes, please contact us using the form further down this page. For those interested, dancing classes in Cobourg have resumed (7 pm, Wednesday evenings) at a new location: the Dance Studio, Cobourg Collegiate Institute, 55 King St. E. in Cobourg. Park behind the building and enter via the back door on the East side. See the COBOURG page for more information about Cobourg events.