Virtual Festival

The Virtual Festival is a competition organised by the Youth Services Committee and we invite RSCDS Branches and Affiliated Groups to enter from anywhere in the world. 

The next virtual festival will be held in 2020. We look forward to your entries. In the meantime, get inspired by the entries below!
What is the Virtual Festival?

For 2018 we asked Branches & Groups to get a group of dancers together to perform a unique dance based on the theme 'Around the World'. The routine was to be mostly made up of Scottish Country Dance steps and formations, but giving it some exotic flair! We wanted the dances, surroundings and costumes to reflect and enhance the theme – groups were inspired to do something a little different.

The winner!

Congratulations to the Buenos Aires Scottish Country Dancers and their winning submission! You can view their submission by heading to our official YouTube channel or by clicking the video below.

More information on the 2020 Virtual Festival will become available at a later date.

Don’t worry about your filming skills, as this will not be part of the judging criteria. The video must be clear, with good audio – think about using a camera on a tripod or a high quality smart phone with an extremely steady hand! Videos are not to be edited, except for purposes of reducing the file size and length (no more than six minutes long).

Judging will be done by three individuals who will watch all entries and give each a score. The video with the highest score will win! 

The winner will be announced during the AGM & Conference Weekend.

The submissions

We received 15 submissions in our inaugural year from across the world that are now available to watch on our official YouTube channel. Branches & Groups as far away as Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Calgary participated and we are pleased to share them with the world!

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