Introducing SCD to beginners

This framework is intended to be a resource to support those teaching Scottish Country Dancing to new dancers. It covers the basic formations and steps, allowing for progression through three levels.

The format of the framework is:

  • A suggested sequence for teaching steps
  • A suggested sequence for teaching formations, in three levels
  • A table/grid of RSCDS-published dances which include the listed formations

The framework is not intended as a prescriptive list of steps and formations, but as a guide that can be adapted to suit the needs and ability of the class and local context.

Introducing SCD to beginners
Introducing SCD to beginners
Introducing SCD to beginners

To see or download the document giving a suggested sequence for teaching steps, and a suggested sequence for teaching formations click below.

To see or download the Excel spreadsheet showing a list of RSCDS dances containing the formations click below.

For more information please contact the RSCDS office.

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