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.

Classes

We hold weekly classes throughout the academic year, from mid-September until Easter. Every Tuesday there is one general class which is open to everyone, regardless of prior knowledge. These classes are held between 7 and 9pm in Hillhead High School, from January until mid-March.

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 £4 entry to just one class. 

Socials

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.

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 with us for longer and improve your dancing, 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.