What We Do

Scotland's National Network for Traditional Dance

We support the diverse forms of traditional dance in Scotland as part of our intangible cultural heritage through FREE membership, residencies, festivals and productions. We encourage collaboration and exchange across all trad dance forms practised in Scotland. We work with our members, the traditional arts network and the contemporary art world, including policymakers, cultural, artistic and educational organisations to create and extend opportunities, including new commissions, publications and events.

We are a registered charity (SCIO SC045085) and an integral part of Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland, alongside our friends at Traditional Music Forum and Scottish Storytelling Forum.

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Pomegranates

Everything you wanted to know about Pomegranates Festival but were afraid to dance? Click below and subscribe to our festival newsfeed for all the stories, films, podcasts and reviews from the first two festival years and help us sow the seeds and sequins for the third edition of our festival over the long weekend of 25-29 April 2024 packed with dance exhibitions and tours, shows and workshops, plus our first Pomegranates Family Sunday. 

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