We are a welcoming and fun dance society with focus on Scottish Country Dancing. We run classes for various 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 (and fun!) dances than just ceilidh dances, and we also have social activities throughout the year.
Our beginners classes run on a Monday night from 7-9pm starting from 18th September 2017 which will be our ceilidh/taster session and will be held in the GUU debates chamber. The ceilidh/taster session will run from 7-10pm to allow for extra time to try out our dance form. You can find out more information about this event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2075591592655500/?ref=br_rs or by joining our Facebook group.
Membership will be discounted at the ceilidh/taster session at £10 for the semester (entry included) or £4 if you just want to pay entry to the event without membership. After the event, 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 £4 entry to just one class.
We will hold auditions on the 23rd of September between 10am and 1pm in Partick Burgh Hall. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic dancers to join our more advanced classes and represent GUSCDC at competitions and demonstrations. Auditions will begin with a mini class so if you are a quick learner, or have a background in music or dance, we would love you to come along.
After every class, we will usually go to the pub to relax and have a chat, which gives you the chance to get the know the people you dance with. We also have other socials throughout the year, including our popular cake party, going to see the fireworks, Burns night, and other fun events. At the start of the academic year we also usually hold a welcome ceilidh and taster session.
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 with us for longer and improve your dancing, you may also be able to take part in competitions as part of the GUSCDC team.
Not a university student?
Our alumni group Alba holds monthly social dances. See their page for more information!
For more information, check out our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com.