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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, San Francisco Branch, Inc.
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, San Francisco Branch, Inc.|
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||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)
ELIGIBILITY: Come by yourself or with a friend. No partners are needed to attend classes or parties, and you need not be Scottish to enjoy the fun. Sessions for new beginners start every September in most locations and at other times in some cities.
FEES: The cost per class is generally very reasonable, first class is free
AREAS SERVED: San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey Bay Area
|Meetings:||Wednesdays, 7:15pm Beginners and 9pm Advanced only at First Congregational Church (now called PEACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST), 900 High St. Call Mary Larson 831-427-1921 or Jennifer Lamb 831-477-1538 or Susan R Elgin 831-335-7288. Teachers Juliet Davoren, Sara E Gratiot, Paula J Jacobson. Beginners always welcome. First class is free.
Santa Cruz Youth:
Wednesdays, 3:30pm at Branciforte Small Schools Campus, 840 N. Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz. Call teacher Paula J Jacobson (teacher) 831-688-8295. Beginners always welcome.
|Languages other than English:||None|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Not Applicable|
|Public Transportation:||Not Applicable|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Fees:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||See Description Notes|
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|This record last modified February 6, 2015|