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 Survey

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and University of Edinburgh invite feedback on The Art of Treepling mini festival culminating the First Footing residency.

We want to better understand the impact of the festival and residency on Scotland’s dance and music communities. The information you provide will be extremely valuable to the evaluation process and will help guide future plans.

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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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Traditional Dance Development Officer

We are looking for a highly motivated and self-organised professional to support the work of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland,...
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Book Launch: Hebridean Step Dancing by Mats Melin

On Friday 12 July 2019, it was 140 years since dancing master Ewen MacLachlan passed away in Daliburgh, South Uist. He...
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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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