Class Descriptions

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

All classes except Wednesday night are held at the City Light Church, 550 Obed Avenue, Victoria V9A 1K5. Wednesday night classes are at the Trinity Presbyterian Church 2964 Tillicum Road V9A  2A8  All teachers are accredited by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.   

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

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 Bob Anderson A class for those who prefer a daytime class, learning formations, phrasing, covering, handing and dances from upcoming socials.

Intermediate Wednesdays  7:30 – 9:30 pm, Teachers: Sarah Kell, Gael Forster and guests  This class is suitable for dancers who are comfortable with basic steps and formations, reels and corner figures.  Familiar, new, and different dances will be covered at a lively pace.  Build your knowledge of Intermediate formations so you can dance with confidence.  Once a month, the class will focus on technique: steps, phrasing, and teamwork with some attention to how to dance “beyond the set” with an audience in mind.

Beyond Basic Thursdays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Gordon Robinson For dancers who want to move beyond basic formations and expand their repertoire, this class will teach a range of formations in a mix of traditional favourites and newer dances.  For more experienced dancers, this will be an opportunity to review dance formations in a social dance setting. Dances from upcoming social programs will be included, as well as other basic and intermediate dances.

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.