Welcome to the Newark Scottish Country Dance Society
As a result of restrictions in place due to Covid-19, we are not currently able to engage in any of our regular or planned activities for the foreseeable future. We will begin again when we are permitted to do so and it is safe to begin Scottish Country Dancing. Please stay at home and help us start dancing again as soon as possible.
Scottish Country Dancing is a wonderful pastime and is great exercise for mind and body. Although originating in Scotland, you will find clubs and classes in most countries around the globe. Scottish Country Dancing is very much a social activity and, unlike many other types of dancing, dancers are encouraged to dance with different people, so that couples who do come along, will dance mostly with other dancers and it is therefore most definitely not a requirement to come to a class with a partner.
There are three basic types of dances: Reels and Jigs which are fast dances with their own footwork and Strathspeys which are slower and have different steps.
There are many thousands of dances and more being written every year, but the vast majority are made up of combinations of a small number of basic formations. Once you have mastered these, you are in a good position to learn to dance a large number of Reels, Jigs and Strathspeys.
Dancing fun in our Tuesday evening hall