|The Ceilidh Country Dancers of Fort Worth||and||The Dallas Scottish Country Dancers|
|Calendar||Description and History||Photos||Links||Contact Us|
|St. Andrew's Church
727 Hill Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
|December 2, 2012||St. Andrew's Church|
|December 9, 2012||St. Andrew's Church|
|December 16, 2012||St. Andrew's Church|
|December 23, 2012||No SCD -- Christmas|
|December 30, 2012||No SCD -- New Year|
|January 6, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|January 13, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|January 20, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|January 27, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|February 3, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|February 10, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|February 17, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|February 24, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|March 3, 2013||No SCD – North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park in Dallas|
|March 10, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|March 17, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|March 24, 2013||No SCD -- Palm Sunday|
|March 31, 2013||No SCD -- Easter Sunday|
|April 7, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|April 14, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|April 21, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|April 28, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|May 5, 2013||No SCD -- Texas Scottish Festival at UTA in Arlington|
|May 12, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|May 19, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|May 26, 2013||St. Andrew's Church|
|June 1, 2013||Saturday -- End of Year Party, J and J Ranch, Graford, TX|
See contact information below for any questions.
Download printable flier with 2012-13 calendar
You don't have to be Scottish to find your foot tapping to the irresistible rhythms of our stirring reels, jigs, hornpipes and lilting strathspeys. The music, the footwork and the formation sequences set Scottish country dancing apart from the national dances of other countries. The winding figures of the dances are reminiscent of the interlaced knot-work of Celtic origin and allow each person to dance each position in turn. Although many of our dances are centuries old, new dances are continually being devised which makes our favorite pastime a living art form.
In the early twentieth century Scottish country dancing was in danger of being lost and forgotten. Enter Miss Jean Milligan and Mrs. Stewart of Fasnacloich who formed the Scottish Country Dance Society in 1923 to preserve and practice the country dances of Scotland, to collect old books and pictures illustrative of Scottish dances and to publish descriptions of country dances with diagrams and music. King George VI shortly before his death in 1951 bestowed the title of Royal on the Society and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been its patron since she was Princess Elizabeth. Today there are Scottish country dance groups the world over including such far away places as Japan and Fiji.
Lessons and social dancing are held most Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Labor Day to Memorial Day at St. Andrew's Church in Grand Prairie (see calendar above). Find out for yourself how enjoyable SCD can be. We are a friendly bunch. The North Texas Scottish Country Dancers are available for performances.
Dancing has been taught at the Texas Scottish Festival the first weekend in June (May as of 2012). Our teacher Ellie Hayes and musician Mike Sonntag appear in several of these pictures.
Dancing has also been taught at the annual Rampant Lion picnic in Arlington in April.
|Austin Ball||Little Rock Ball|
The Celtic Heritage Festival
Demo in the Fort Worth Stockyards
for the Montessori Academy of Arlington
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Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
This page last updated 27 Nov 2012.