We are a welcoming, relaxed and fun dance society with focus on Scottish Country Dancing. We run classes for beginners and higher levels, so there is something for everyone, whether you’ve done Scottish Country before or not. We put emphasis on improving your dance technique and learning more difficult dances, and we also have social activities throughout the year.

Welcome Ceilidh and Taster Class

At the start of the new year we always organise a ceilidh, which is open to everyone. The event will be half taster class, half ceilidh. This is a great way to get a feeling of the club and what we do, although if you attend our actual classes there will be a lot more focus on actual Scottish Country Dancing, as opposed to just ceilidh dancing!

This year’s taster class and ceilidh will be held on the 20th of September at 7pm in the Food Factory in QMU.

Classes

We hold weekly classes throughout the academic year, from mid-September until Easter. Every week there is one beginners class which is open to everyone. As you progress and learn, you are welcome to join our more advanced classes, which also run once a week. If you have danced before, you might be able to join the intermediate class right away, as we have auditions at the start of the year.

Beginners classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7 to 9pm. 27th of September will be in Qudos, QMU. The 4th of October we are moving to Hillhead High School, where we will stay for the rest of the semester.

Membership

We offer membership for the semester which means that you do not have to pay for our beginners classes.Membership for the semester is £15 for students and £18 for non-students. The more advanced classes have their separate membership fees. If you want to come just to one beginners class to try it out, you can pay entry to just one class.

Socials

After every class, we will usually go to the pub to relax and have fun, which gives you the chance to make a lot of new friends. We also have other socials throughout the year, including our popular cake party, going to see the fireworks, our Burns night, and other fun events.

Balls

Throughout the year, some of our dancers will have the chance to attend balls around the country, for example those hosted by our fellow Scottish universities as well as our own ball in February. If you stay on and improve, you may also be able to take part in competitions as part of the GUSCDC team.

For more information, check out our Facebook page or email us at guscdc@hotmail.co.uk.