Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Nearby Groups and
Nearby SCD -
Seattle Area and Beyond
In addition to providing websites of nearby groups, we try to
provide information to contact other SCD groups in the Northwest.
- Friday Harbor, WA
- Friday Harbor Scottish Country Dancers. Sundays, Beg:
4:00-5:30 PM, Intermed: 5:30-7 PM. Location: Dance Workshop II, 15 Second Street N.,
Friday Harbor, WA. Contact: Bill Paterson, (360) 378-4992
Spokane, WA -
Scottish Country Dancers.
Meets on Tuesdays at 2 PM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N.
Washington St., Spokane. You can contact
Catharine Roth or
Anna Guthrie for further information. (Winter schedule)
Vancouver, WA -
Washington State Branch
Portland, OR - Royal
Scottish Country Dance Society, Portland Branch.
Their primary site for the
group gives its official information as well as for neighboring areas.
Other listings of Portland SCD: Scott MacHaffie's
Scottish dancing (This site also has a book list with comments
on SCD books).
OR (Ashland, Eugene, etc.) -
Heather and the Rose Country Dancers.
They do a mix of English and Scottish country dances. Be
aware that they use different terminology for sides of
the set, etc. than the RSCDS -
their website for more information. Also, their
events are fragrance free.
Central Oregon (Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond
High Desert Celtic
Country Dancers. Primarily Scottish Country Dances
with some dancers working on Highland and occasionally
something else such as Irish, Shetland, or English.
- Victoria, B.C., Canada
Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance
- Vancouver Island
Scottish Country Dancing Society
- Youth Weekend West:
to ages 12-30ish. www.youthweekendwest.com
- Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Vancouver Branch
This branch provides a very large number of Ceilidh dance events in many
locations. If you will to browse their information they offer you a
great personalized email that comes via email. So if you wish to join
them while up in B.C. please do the following:
ask them to subscribe. This is easy to do, for a great newsletter that
they publish often, and you can unsubscribe later if you are not using
it. (Best to copy this link into your browser and then do it.) There is
no cost right now. 10/11.
- San Francisco, CA
"The other Washington" (DC, USA)
covers classes in northern Virginia.
Rock Scottish Country Dance Club, White Rock, British Columbia,
Enumclaw, WA -
Plateau Scottish Country Dancers -
Contact Jim and Pat McDonald for more information.
Spring Island, British Columbia.
Scottish Step Dance Classes -
All levels step dance taught. Contact:
Elizabeth Miller. 206 782-8345 Greater Seattle area.
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World of SCD
Beyond The Northwest
This is not an exhaustive list of SCD resources on the web -
just a selection of handy references to get you started. (For a
fairly complete listing of groups, bands, etc., see the Grand Chain
- Strathspey is an electronic mailing list
for Scottish country dance. It features an archive of past
discussions, resources of interest to Scottish country dancers, and links
to other SCD sites. They have a database of Scottish Country dance groups
with maps. Good article on "What is SCD".
- Directory of Scottish Country Dance clubs,
dances, workshops and classes in North America.
If you are interested in purchasing music or recordings, see
Where to Buy SCD
locally and TAC
- sells recordings of SCD music, has an
index of recordings of dances on CD's they sell. See also DanceData
Branch RSCDS has enjoyed and encouraged the music of Cali and Ryan
McKasson here in the Northwest. Now they have their own site for
their Scottish music. www.themckassons.com
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Folklore Society (SFS)
folk music concerts, dances, song circles and
camps. Newsletter the SFS Flyer lists folk events
around Seattle. [Jan. 2004]
festival Memorial day weekend at Seattle Center, dancing,
music, crafts, etc
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Where to Buy SCD Supplies
We do not endorse the following, but list them for convenient
reference - you
may find then useful local places to get Scottish
dance shoes, recordings of
Scottish dance music, apparel, etc.
Also ask around at classes, we sometimes
arrange group buys of
Russell (formerly The Scottish
Shopper) - Scottish dance shoes, tartan sashes,
kilts, jewelry, books, some music and recordings. Order on the
Scottish Imports, Toronto, ON, Canada. Former Hector Russell
Canada, which was sold in Fall 2005 to Edinburgh Woollen Mills.
Strings - recordings, sheet music,
instruments. Not much SCD music, but lots of Celtic
music. You can listen to some recordings before you buy. (Fremont
District, Seattle. WA)
Lark in the
Morning - recordings, sheet music, some
dance books. South Arcade Building, downtown Seattle, WA. Order
- recordings, jewelry. (Ballard) 7518 15th NW, Seattle,
Kilts - kilts, jackets, accessories,
alterations, repairs, rentals, etc. (Ballard) P.O. Box
17822, Seattle, WA 98107
Tartan Thistle - Freeland, WA. (Whidbey
Island, WA) [Jan. 2004]
ghillies or other shoes? Check out this company under
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Tartan Finder Database
Database of tartans, type in name, select
color, it generates a tartan bitmap. Provided by
of Tartans. Washington State tartan bitmap on
this website was generated by the Tartan Finder
database, used with permission of House of
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