The Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers (RSCD) is a not-for-profit organization promoting and preserving Scottish dancing and culture in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers conduct weekly classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Instruction includes technique, figures, and dance directions. You need not have a partner to participate.
Scottish Country Dancing is the social dancing of Scotland. Scots of all walks of life have enjoyed country dancing for centuries in barns and ballrooms. Many of the dances and tunes popular today were written more than 200 years ago.
The Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers participate in numerous performances throughout the year and sponsor an annual Valentine’s Dance.
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), through its branches and affiliates, collects, preserves, and promotes Scottish Country Dancing throughout the world. The RSCDS administers examinations and awards a “Teacher’s Certificate of the Society” to candidates who demonstrate their knowledge and technique as instructors of Scottish country dancing. The teachers for the Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers have been certificated by the RSCDS.
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