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Join in the fun at Winter School 2020!

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Every year, many keen Scottish country dancers enjoy five days of fun, fitness and friendship in the beautiful setting of Pitlochry which is located at the very heart of Highland Perthshire in Scotland.

Our upcoming Winter School in February 2020 will mark the 21st year of our annual Scottish country dancing school in Pitlochry.

This is a brilliant week of dancing and socialising in a relaxing and beautiful location. Dancers can also look forward to a formal Ball in the enchanting and historical Blair Atholl Castle!

In addition to the fun of daily Scottish country dancing there are many optional extras dancers can enjoy such as whisky tasting; a visit to the archaeological Scottish Crannog Centre; a guided walk around Pitlochry; a talk from the John Muir Trust as well as one from the Society’s Archivist, Alan Macpherson.

Enjoy some highlights of last year’s Winter School below and read some of the lovely feedback from dancers attending the 2019 Winter School event:

“It was extremely relaxing to spend a week dancing in a charming small town that is located in the midst of such beautiful scenery.”

“A good mix of well-known and lesser known dances.”

“All the teachers were very welcoming and inclusive as well as excellent teachers. I especially appreciated the way they mixed in with everyone at the social dances.”

“Fabulous music.”

“A magnificent venue to finish of a week of superlatives.”

“Good choice of dances; beautiful venue and super band! Wonderful to be able to dance in such an historical setting.”

“Even the weather was kind to us. I loved every minute of the school; I loved my room; I enjoyed the company, the music and the teaching. It's my idea of the perfect holiday. Thank you.”

If you are a regular Scottish country dancer, visit our events page for more information and to book the event before all the places are filled!

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