What We Do

Scotland's National Network for Traditional Dance

As a member-led organisation, we support the development of all forms of traditional dance in Scotland.

We encourage collaboration and exchange across dance forms and the traditional arts, and work with members, the traditional arts network, policy-makers, cultural, artistic and educational organisations to create & extend opportunities across Scotland.

Click 'Play Video' to see Mats Melin present some of the core dance steps required in a variety of traditional Scottish dances.

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The Art of Treepling | 7-9 June

A mini-festival of percussive dance culminating the First Footing residency including public workshops, masterclasses, work-in-progress showings, dance-for-camera screenings, panels and performances.

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First Footing Dance Residency

A new tailor-made residency with international percussive dance artist and researcher Nic Gareiss, delivered by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

Rooted in collaboration across dance and music communities, traditional and contemporary practices, the residency spans arts organisation, educational institutions and community groups to foster deeper levels of engagement, connectivity and new support for traditional dance in Scotland.

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Callout: dancers aged 16-25 needed to perform in The Jaialdia Mix

The Jaialdia Mix is an exciting new dance performance project for young people aged between 16 – 25 years old. We are...
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The Art of Treepling – Mini Traditional Dance Festival Announced on International Dance Day

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland & The University of Edinburgh present ‘The Art of Treepling’, a mini festival of percussive...
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TRACS Supports Stay In Scotland Campaign

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, issued an open letter to EU citizens living in Scotland on 5 April 2019....
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