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Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing is appropriate for any age group. Some of the goals of this dance include:
• Physical and mental health through movement to music.
• Appreciation of musical sequences and phrases – counting, listening, movement.
• Mathematical connections: Counting and geometric shapes – dances are done in a variety of sets including circles, rectangles, and octagons.
• Cultural Context: Scottish Country Dancing has connections to Contra Dancing and Square Dancing. Versions of the old country dancing have been incorporated in North America. Barn dances and Ceilidhs have become very popular in Canada and throughout the world.
Depending on age group and curriculum goal, the students could expect some history and context. One to two dances would be taught and performed by the students.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

24 students

Time Required:

30-60 minutes

Material Required:

Large open area such as the gym, a multi-purpose room, or desks pushed back in the classroom. We provide music system. Students are required to wear gym footwear.

Material Cost:

Minimum of 2 instructors required -however, payment is based on 1 instructor only.

Language of Instruction:



Whitehorse and Carcross

Scottish Country Dance Society of Whitehorse

Our dance leaders for 2017-2018 are teachers-in-training through the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Scotland. All of the leaders have participated in Scottish Country Dancing and other dancing since childhood. They have also participated in Scottish Country Dancing in BC or the Yukon since the early 1980s.
The leaders also bring instructional experience from various parts of their working and volunteer lives. This includes activities such as Swimming Instructor; Nursing Education Instructor; Recreation Programmer and Leader; and various volunteer leadership activities.
Instructors include Kat Secord, Sandy Secord and Maureen Wootton.

Contact: 867-334-1547


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