Dance Scottish - A Summer Celebration

Back in July 2020 we held a week long, virtual Scottish country dance event that was absolutely free, led by a team of dedicated volunteers. With virtual classes, an online music course and kids activities on offer, there was lots to enjoy for members and SCD enthusiasts around the world.

For those of you unable to join in at the time, we have made the recordings of the Summer Celebration classes and the rest of the activities shared throughout the week available below.

Dance & Connect

Throughout the week we offered Scottish country dancers worldwide an opportunity to dance, listen and connect from their own homes. Click on the arrows below to view the schedules and watch the classes again.

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MONDAY 27TH JULY DANCE & CONNECT

Class schedule

Sign in The opportunity to connect with others with music and photos
Hello! Introduction and brief run-down of the evening
Class part 1 Warm up, technique, formations and more - something for everyone from beginner to advanced dancer, or those who just want to enjoy the music
Behind the dance We delve into the background of an RSCDS dance
Step for all The Scottish Lilt - step 1
Musical interlude Listen and get moving to music from previous RSCDS Summer School Musicians' Courses
Class part 2 Following on from part 1 - the dance. For everyone to join in on the floor or from the sofa
Goodbye What's coming up tomorrow?

Behind the Dance - The Chequered Court

 

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TUESDAY 28TH JULY DANCE & CONNECT

Class schedule

Hello! Introduction and brief run-down of the evening
Session 1 It's the turn of one of the RSCDS International Schools to host as they share music, dance and information from around the world
Step for all The Scottish Lilt - step 2
Session 2 It's the turn of another of the RSCDS International Schools to host as they share music, dance and information from around the world
Goodbye What's coming up tomorrow?
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WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY DANCE & CONNECT

Class schedule

Hello! Introduction and brief run-down of the evening
Class part 1 Warm up, technique, formations and more - something for everyone from beginner to advanced dancer, or those who just want to enjoy the music
Behind the dance We delve into the background of an RSCDS dance
Step for all The Scottish Lilt - step 3
Musical interlude Listen and get moving to music from previous RSCDS Summer School Musicians' Courses
Class part 2 Following on from part 1 - the dance. For everyone to join in on the floor or from the sofa
Goodbye What's coming up tomorrow?

Behind the Dance - Granville Market

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THURSDAY 30TH JULY DANCE & CONNECT

Class schedule

Hello! Introduction and brief run-down of the evening
Session 3 It's the turn of another of the RSCDS International Schools to host as they share music, dance and information from around the world
Step for all The Scottish Lilt - step 4
Session 4 The final session hosted by one of the RSCDS International Schools as they share music, dance and information from around the world
Goodbye What's coming up tomorrow?
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FRIDAY 31ST JULY DANCE & CONNECT

Class schedule

Hello! Introduction and brief run-down of the evening
Class part 1 Warm up, technique, formations and more - something for everyone from beginner to advanced dancer, or those who just want to enjoy the music
Behind the dance We delve into the background of an RSCDS dance
Step for all The Scottish Lilt - the complete dance
Musical interlude Listen and get moving to music from previous RSCDS Summer School Musicians' Courses
Class part 2 Following on from part 1 - the dance. For everyone to join in on the floor or from the sofa
Goodbye What's coming up tomorrow?

Behind the Dance - One O'clock Canon

 

The Saturday event

The RSCDS hosted a playlist of 10 dances with recaps and music recordings chosen by our members.  Watch again by clicking below.

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SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST PLAYLIST

Playlist details

Hooper’s Jig    Miss Milligan’s Miscellany
The Reel of the Royal Scots     RSCDS Leaflet Book
City of Belfast     RSCDS Book 48
The Laird of Milton’s Daughter RSCDS Book 22
The Flowers of Edinburgh RSCDS Book 1
Sugar Candie RSCDS Book 26
The Duke of Atholl’s Reel RSCDS Book 16
Shiftin’ Bobbins Thirty Popular Dances Volume 2
The Minister on the Loch     Thirty Popular Dances Volume 2
The Montgomeries’ Rant    RSCDS Book 10

The Scottish Lilt

Go through this popular dance step by step with some of our international, volunteer team! 

Scottish Lilt - Step 1

Scottish Lilt - Step 2

Scottish Lilt - Step 3

Scottish Lilt - Step 4

Scottish Lilt - Step 5

 

 

Music workshops

Held over 3 days, these workshops were led by RSCDS Music Director Ian Muir and included:

  • 1 style of music per day with 2 sets of tunes per workshop, and 2 parts to each workshop
  • Coaching information, expert “set” advice and experienced players sharing their expertise
  • Access to backing tracks, sets of music and interviews

Watch again by clicking on the relevant day below.

Session 1 – Jigs

In preparation for this first session, please download the sheet music below:

 

Session 2 – Strathspeys

In preparation for this first session, please download the sheet music below:

 

 

At Home Podcast Project

Would you like to get involved in a collaborative music project? Help us to create some recordings and films:

 

For any questions about the podcast or music workshops please contact our Music Director, Ian Muir by clicking the link below.

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