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 TRACS (Traditional Arts and 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 ahead of the third edition of our festival this spring. This year the festival season starts early, with our five world trad dance sessions for beginners at Edinburgh’s Stockbridge Library from 24 February 2024 and continues with dance exhibitions and tours, shows and workshops, residencies and family events until 30 April 2024 – all free and Pay What You Can. Join us!

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The Latest from Traditional Dance Forum

Dance Around the World – a new exhibition of trad dance books and artefacts from Scotland and beyond

We are delighted to announce not one but two trad dance exhibitions curated by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland as...
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Vengefully Changed Allegiance by Alison Harm – a new exhibition of sustainable fashion exploring the role of tartan in Scottish trad dance

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Pomegranates 2024 Festival Programme Announced

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) in partnership with Moray House School of Education...
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