Dance to Jigs, Reels, Strathspeys and the occasional
Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) provides pleasure and
enjoyment for all ages. It is a sociable form of contra
dancing in which dancers form two lines with couples
facing each other. You don't need a partner — you
dance with a different partner each dance. And where else
can a man dance without pants?
Dances can be descriptive, celebratory, or just plain
dances. You may dance the Saint John River, a
lovely strathspey in which dancers trace the course of
the Saint John River in New Brunswick, or smile at some
Victorian naughtiness in Kiss Under the Stairs, or
thumb your noses at your captors in The Reel of the
51st Division, devised by WWII Prisoners of War.
View the video and see the introduction page for more
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The Winnipeg Branch
The Winnipeg Branch of the Royal Scottish Country
Dance Society is an organization dedicated to the
preservation and enjoyment of Scottish Country Dancing.
Classes begin in September and are taught by teachers
certified by the International Headquarters of the
Visitors are always welcome.
Visitors from other branches
Visitors from other branches are always welcome to
join us for an evening of dancing. See our class schedule and list of events for times and
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SNOW DAYS
The COM has agreed to the following policy for cancellation of classes, when necessary because of
inclement weather conditions:
A decision to cancel that day’s class will be made no later than 4:00 pm.
An email will be sent out to all members as soon as possible.
IF THE WEATHER IS NASTY, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL BEFORE HEADING OUT TO CLASS.
If you do not have access to email,please let your class teacher know and leave a phone number where you can be reached.
If in doubt, please call your class teacher or Gerri at (204) 488-7386.
Note: This policy will also apply to extra or special classes and socials that are not on a class day.
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Several articles describing the health benefits of
Scottish Country Dancing.
- strengthening bones
- improving memory
- improving balance
Following is youtube video on why it is good for you to be
involved in Scottish Country Dancing.
Click here for a great
video on the health benefits of SCD
Following are 2 videos for your enjoyment. One is a short little video with some history of Scottish Country Dancing. The other
is the video from The R.S.C.D.S. Edinburgh Branch. The Edinburgh Branch held a public ceilidh on July 1st 2017 in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh to celebrate
Canada's 150th birthday!. Enjoy!
A cheeky little video of the history of SCD
A Ceilidh for Canada
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Mug Pub, sponsored by the Winnipeg Branch for 20
years, was an immensely popular pavilion at Folklorama
. Enjoy some scenes from Mug Pubs past.
Playing music we love to dance to for over 30 years.
Hear some samples.
The Winnipeg Branch has been in operation since 1963
and has had many proud moments.
Light & Airy
The current edition of the Light & Airy can be found February 2018 here.
The next Social is the Spring Social which will be held Tuesday, March 6th - 8pm - 10pm - St. Paul's Church - no charge.
The programme and crib notes can be downloaded Spring Social Programme & crib notes
47th Annual Workshop & Ball
We hope you have your calendars marked for the Branch workshop and ball next April. Dates are 20 - 22 April 2018, and we will again use the facilities at 17 Wing.
Workshop staff are now all confirmed: teachers Ruth Jappy from Delta BC, and Gordon Robinson from Victoria BC; and musicians Ron Krug from Winnipeg, and Dennis Orr
from Seven Persons AB. We're making one slight change in the format this year: both Saturday classes will take place in the morning. That makes for a
slightly earlier start, but leaves the afternoon free after lunch. Registration form is available to
download Workshop Information & Registration form
Programme and crib notes for the Ball are available Workshop Ball Programme & crib notes