Class Descriptions

No partner or experience needed. Wear flat soft-sole shoes

All classes are held at the City Light Church, 550 Obed Avenue, Victoria V9A 1K5.  All teachers are accredited by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.   

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. Classes run from September to December and January to May   .

Experienced Social Mondays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Bob Anderson Experienced Social for dancers with good knowledge of all common formations and who wish to dance more challenging dances and formations.

Basic Class Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Sheila McCall In the Basic class you will learn the five steps used in Scottish Country Dancing.  You will learn basic formations and become familiar with the concept of sets, progression and teamwork while you experience the joy of moving to lively Scottish music.  You don’t need to come with a partner, just come and join us for fun evenings as you learn the dances.

Daytime Social Tuesdays 1:15 – 3:15 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Louise McGillivray and Gordon Robinson  A class for those who prefer a daytime class.  We learn/review formations, work on phrasing, covering, handing and the “teamwork” in Scottish Country dancing.  We do old and new favourites, and dances from upcoming socials.  A friendly group that would love to have you join them, regularly or occasionally!

Intermediate Thursdays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher:Gael Forster and Sarah Kell For dancers who want to move beyond basic formations and expand their repertoire, this class will teach a range of formations, work on phrasing, handing.  We will cover a mix of traditional favourites and newer dances at the basic and intermediate levels.  For more experienced dancers, this will be an opportunity to review dance formations in a social dance setting. Dances from upcoming social programs will also be included.

Demonstration Team. Teacher: Joan Axford  VISCDS also offers a demonstration team to perform at community events as part of the ethnic culture in Victoria. The team dances at seniors’ residences and centres, the Highland Games, Burns celebrations, Folktoria, Greekfest, etc. It is an opportunity to share our dance and music, and to encourage others to join our group. Each year, the team learns a new routine. You do not have to be an expert dancer. The team is always welcoming new members. If you like being part of a team and attending community events, this could be for you. The team meets on Tuesday at 7:30 pm about twice a month.  For more information, please call Joan Axford at 250-474-1018 or e-mail at

If you are new to the area or visiting from out of town, please contact us if you require directions on how to get to the classes.