Virtual Zoom classes are offered each week during the pandemic on Wednesday and Friday. Classes have stopped for the summer but will resume in September. The Wednesday class includes basic and intermediate steps and formations, while the Friday Social Class is a faster-paced hour of new and familiar dances. The links for each class have been provided to members. Others who wish to participate should contact Helen Bell (email@example.com) for the links.
We're pleased to announce a new class structure will be in place when we resume in-person classes, if our active membership numbers remain at our current level.There will be 2 hours of dancing each Wednesday night, providing more time for learning steps, formations and dances. This is how it will work: There will be two classes:
1. Basic Class – this is for beginners who are brand-new to Scottish Country Dancing and those who have been learning for a longer period of time but are not
yet ready to participate in a class with more experienced dancers. This class will focus on basic steps and formations, etiquette and learning dances for upcoming
social events. With the extended class time, basic dancers will learn more and gain more confidence in their skills.
2. Continuing Class – this is for more experienced dancers who are at an intermediate or advanced level. More complicated formations, phrasing and technique will be covered in this class and there will be more time to learn dances that contain the formations. While many of the formations will be new for intermediate dancers, it will be a good refresher for advanced dancers. Dances for upcoming social events will also be taught.Classes will run from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Carling Heights as follows:
What to wear? Scottish Country Dancing can be energetic although you can put in as much or as little as you like. We recommend that you wear layers of clothes - possibly light trousers or a full skirt, a T shirt and something on top for warming up or the slower dances.
What shoes do I wear? Scottish Country Dancing shoes come in many guises from ballet type shoes (with a full width sole unlike proper ballet shoes) to laced soft shoes and to those with a T bar. All proper Scottish Country Dancing shoes are very soft and comfortable, and can be bought from most dancing outlets and shops like McCullochs on Dundas Street. Before you buy shoes, you might prefer to come along to the class in soft soled flat shoes (trainers are ideal) and see what your teacher suggests or what others are wearing.
Is there live music? Christmas and Year End Ball-yes. Everything else No, we use digital music.