Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Twin Cities Branch

Scottish country dancing: The 2nd most fun thing to do without pants. http://www.rscds-twincities.org

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Grand Ball 2024 - Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Twin Cities Branch 03/18/2024

Registration is now open for our annual ball to be held April 13th with music by Elizabeth Anderson (fiddle) and Susie Petrov (piano)! Full details at

Grand Ball 2024 - Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Twin Cities Branch Join us on 13 April 2024 for our Post Eclipse Annual Grand Ball in the beautiful Guild Hall at Plymouth Congregational Church, featuring live music by Elizabeth Anderson (fiddle) and Susie Petrov (piano and accordion) Please be aware of and prepared to comply with the RSCDS-Twin Cities Branch COVID-...

Slush Season Social 2024 02/21/2024

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Slush Season Social this week. Special thanks to the Talisker Collective for the tunes!

Slush Season Social 2024 4 new items · Album by Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Why Don’t We Dance More? (Gift Article) 12/14/2023

Why not do some dancing with us this coming Monday? We'll be reprising some dances from the recent 27th Annual Fàilte Ball program. Then we'll be taking a break until January 8th.

Why Don’t We Dance More? (Gift Article) Dancing offers an opportunity to use our bodies for something beyond mere practicality.

Twin Cities Country Dance Scene 12/12/2023

Here's a vintage photo of Roberta, pictured in the lower right.
EDIT: And here's a more accurate caption than was originally posted: Sandy and John White's wedding, June 24, 1978. Back row (L-R) is Hans Nielsen, George McCracken, Sandy White, John White, Judy Chudek, Harold McMillen (Mac's Pub and leather mug fame), Front row is Mason Meyers, Theresa McCracken, Gwen Salisbury Meyers, Dorothy Wesson, and Roberta Williams. These were all folks involved in the Twin Cities English and Scottish dance communities.

Sandy White's wedding. In Picture is George McCracken, Sandy, Harold Mac Millian (Mac's Pub and leather mug fame), Roberta Williams, Dorthy Wesson,Theresa McCracken and some unidentified.

12/12/2023

We are sad to share the news that Roberta Williams, who was a founding member/teacher of the Twin Cities Branch and a lifetime member of the The RSCDS Dance Scottish passed away on December 5th at age 95. Although it has been several years since Roberta was able to dance with us, she is fondly remembered by the many dancers she taught and teachers she trained. She devised numerous dances, including some published by the Twin Cities and Winnipeg Branches, as well as her own book called the Borealis Book. The photo shared here is Roberta in front of her home in 2016, after an oral history interview we conducted with her on the history of the Twin Cities Branch and Scottish country dancing in the area.

https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000474904/?fullname=roberta-riegel-williams

11/27/2023

Happy 100th birthday to the RSCDS!!

On this day, 26th November 1923, a meeting took place at the Athenaeum in Glasgow. The outcome, the Scottish Country Dance Society was formed.

One hundred years later, the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society celebrates this momentous occasion. Happy 100th Birthday to the RSCDS! And here's to the next 100 years of Dance Scottish! 🥳😊

You can read a special message from the Chair of the Society here -
rscds.org/blog/centenary-message-chair-rscds

Do share your memories of the Society and Scottish country dancing with us - you can drop us a message, reply to this post or email us at [email protected]

Scottish country dance gets a 21st Century etiquette makeover 10/26/2023

RSCDS in the news. Fortunately the guidelines they are talking about are already pretty much part of the culture for the Twin Cities Branch, but we could all use a reminder!

Scottish country dance gets a 21st Century etiquette makeover New guidelines aim to ensure traditional dancing is "safe, comfortable and inclusive".

09/25/2023

Stuart McKernan accepting the 50th Anniversary Service Award on behalf of our Branch last Sunday, September 24, 2023.

09/25/2023

We received our 50th Anniversary Service Award from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Sunday, September 24th.

03/27/2023

Register now for RSCDS Twin Cities Grand Ball - Celebrate 100 Years of RSCDS. The deadline if you want to join us for dinner is this Saturday!

03/27/2023

Twin Cities Branch represented at the Madison Ball last weekend!

Photos from Madison Scottish Country Dancers - RSCDS Branch's post 01/10/2023

We're extremely saddened to learn of the loss of Chuck Snowdon. We are grateful for his many contributions to the Scottish country dance community in our region over the years.

Scottish Country Dance Mini-Course - Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Twin Cities Branch 01/09/2023

We're offering a 4-week mini-course on Scottish country dancing starting Monday, January 30th! Please spread the word. More details and sign-up at https://rscds-twincities.org/classes/scottish-country-dance-mini-course/

https://www.facebook.com/events/692292395850849

Scottish Country Dance Mini-Course - Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Twin Cities Branch Looking for a quick introduction to SCD or a review of the basics? The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Twin Cities Branch is offering a 4-week mini introductory course on Scottish country dancing. Come join us! When to Come: (TENTATIVE DATES) Monday nights, January 30 through February 20, 202...

Getting Ready for the Big Island Rendezvous 10/06/2022

We were featured in a Rochester news story about the Big Island Rendezvous and Festival in Albert Lea, where we taught dancing to hundreds of school kids and performed last week.

Getting Ready for the Big Island Rendezvous (ABC 6 NEWS) – One of Albert Lea’s biggest events is back this year, The Big Island Rendezvous. Around 12,000 people are expected to attend this event which takes you back in time to an 1800s fur trading camp. Thursday and Friday are education days for students. Students can learn all types of h...

10/06/2022

Our piper stars in the audio track and our dancers make a couple of cameos in this video of scenes from a September day at this year's Minnesota Renaissance Festival

09/08/2022

Queen Elizabeth II, Patron of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society since 1947, has passed away at age 96, after nearly 70 years as Britain's monarch.

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Dance Scottish!

Scottish country dancing is social dancing based on the traditional ballroom dancing of Scotland. Dance tempos vary from lively jigs, hornpipes and reels, to the elegant, slower strathspeys. We are the Twin Cities branch of a worldwide organization of dancers based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We welcome beginners. No need to come with a partner and no need to be Scottish!

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Stuart McKernan accepting the 50th Anniversary Service Award on behalf of our Branch last Sunday, September 24, 2023.

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