Welcome to the Newark Scottish Country Dance Society
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
We are a friendly group of dancers and give a warm welcome to new members! Please browse our website to find out more about us, view the diary of our forthcoming events and to get in touch.
Never done Scottish Country Dancing before? Please read on!
For those of you visiting this site to find out more about Scottish Country Dancing, there are three special events this year aimed specifically at those wanting to have a go! More details can be found at the end of the Diary page.