Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing

The Bloomington Scottish Country Dance Group will be performing and will offer opportunities for visitors to learn Scottish Country Dancing too!

Scottish Country Dancing began in Scotland in the 18th century. It is a social dance where a group of couples are positioned adjacent to each other in two parallel lines. A Scottish Country Dance is composed of a series of formations which are performed in a different sequence for each dance, of which there are hundreds. American Square Dancing evolved from Scottish Country Dancing, a major difference being that in square dancing, the formations are announced by a caller as the dance progresses. In Scottish Country Dancing, the formations of the dance are briefed before the dance begins. Dancers then rely on their memory to perform the dance.

Everyone is welcome at Bloomington Scottish Country Dancing Group classes!  For more information, visit BloomingtonScots.org.