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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, San Francisco Branch, Inc.

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Name: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, San Francisco Branch, Inc.
Contact Information
Days/Hours of Operation: See Meeting Hours
Description: Scottish Country Dancing is the traditional ballroom dancing of Scotland. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), based in Edinburgh, was founded in 1923 to preserve this joyful social dance tradition. Since then Scottish Country Dancing has spread all over the world.
Unlike Highland dances, which are usually solo performances accompanied by bagpipes, Country dances are danced with partners in sets of two or more couples doing an exciting variety of formations. The music, performed live at parties and some classes, is provided by a fiddle and piano, or by a whole band. Dance tempos vary from lively jigs, hornpipes and reels, to the elegant, slower strathspeys. The San Francisco Branch of the RSCDS sponsors classes, social dances and formal balls throughout the Bay Area (see meeting times below)
Meetings: Wednesdays, at Peace United Church of Christ, (Upper Hall Classroom) 900 High St. Call Susan Elgin at 831-335-7288 or email Betty at . Teachers Juliet Davoren, Sara Gratiot, Paula Jacobson. Beginners always welcome.
Languages other than English: None
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Not Applicable
Public Transportation: Not Applicable
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: Contact for Information
Areas Served: Monterey Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
Funding Source: Fees
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Dance Instruction
Ethnic Music Groups
Folk/Ethnic Dancing Instruction
Social Clubs/Events
This agency was last updated on October 17, 2018.